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Alma de Cuba

$$$$Latin, Cuban,
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
+1 215-988-1799
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chocolate cigar” (78 reviews)
“ceviche” (169 reviews)
“vaca frita” (54 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently revisited Alma de Cuba. It was delicious. From the empanadas to the Cuban Classic Vaca Frita. I was allowed to order for the table and got to taste many dishes. All had the comfort flavors of traditional cuban cuisine with modern twists. Can't...More

Thank C8530DLsara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant two years ago and when we returned, we were not disappointed: this is a gem. The food is sooo delicious, it’s made with so much love and dedication and attention to detail. Every dish was sooo yummy, we enjoyed ourselves so...More

Thank Bissy2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the happy hour food. The cocktail special is good. The rainbow ceviche is delicious. The tacos are delicious & it fills you up!

Thank xopaninixo
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The food was wonderful. The appetizers were excellent and flavorful. The mains again were out of this world. The dessert I had I didn’t care for; I found it too sweet; it was some sort of parfait. There were two things that distracted my dining...More

Thank Byron R
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 dined here for an early dinner. The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend it!

Thank FamilyTravelerJS
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We had an anniversary dinner here early on a Friday night. It was very expensive in total (~250.00) total, even ordering cocktails and appetizers during Happy Hour. Service at dinner was nice with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for each of us. Our entrees,...More

Thank Loretta M
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Nice place, has got an atmosphere, but, in my opinion, too cold (I had to eat with my coat) and much too dark. The food was good, rice a bit overcooked, but the fish was excellent!

Thank bezbest
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Where do I even start? Everything was exceptional from start to finish. Service was outstanding as well. We had the guacamole and oxtail appetizers that were delicious. I had the lechon that was sooooooooooo good. My wife had the churasco that was seasoned and cooked...More

Thank mamajuanaforever
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a early dinner here. The happy hour was great. The dinner was okay but not exceptional. Although it is a Cuban restaurant the meals are not cooked the traditional Cuban way. The staff was excellent. On our next trip to...More

Thank Milford_PaMooseman
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed another meal at Alma de Cuba. Staff is always pleasant and attentive, including the runners who deliver the various courses. There were some changes to the menu since our last visit so one of us was sorry to see one of our favorite dishes...More

Thank Sheryl K
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Diane T
26 August 2015|
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Response from Brad J | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but I have not ordered wine in my three visits. I usually expect this as a standard at my favorites, but their Cuban/Caribbean drinks are so great... I never thought about it. Nor did my many guests.
2 January 2015|
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Response from litlhafgost | Reviewed this property |
Dressy casual is fine, but you wouldn't be out of place if you were dressed up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
    (Between 16th and 17th)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station. Walk 2.5 blocks West; The 42 Bus Route Runs on Walnut Street and Locust Street. 17th Street stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-1799
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