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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” (77 reviews)
“ceviche” (169 reviews)
“vaca frita” (55 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we ended up at Alma de Cuba after failing to make dinner reservations for a Saturday night in Philly (for a group of 5). Everywhere was PACKED and not seating people till after 10 pm. However, by hopping on Opentable, we found a reservation...More

Thank Summer J
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This place is magic. We were walking around trying to kill time while we were waiting for our dinner reservations and decided to stop for a drink. We were a group of four and decided just to stay by the lounge area by the bar....More

Thank TravelingHanbokGirl
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The ceviche is sublime. The fish dishes and ribs are balanced, spicy, and rich. The tables are elegant and simple. But - the techno music drowned out the food. Maybe the sound level is ok if you are on a date and don’t know what...More

Thank Gabriel_Winter
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Immediately impressed by the surrounding, decor and atmosphere, transports you immediately to Havana in 1954, supported by a smart selection of Cuban music that doesn't not fall into clichés. Immense space, there is a second level for seating and third floor are bathrooms. Seated at...More

Thank MrMoreLight
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

It is expensive, but it is worth visiting. The mixed ceviche is fantastic. I also enjoyed the crab empanadas. .

Thank Sgnam
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Everything was excellent at Alma de Cuba! The staff were all friendly and attentive. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, and his suggestions were all exactly to our tastes! The sugar cane tuna was a favorite at our table, but everything was delicious!...More

Thank Sofia425
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We were here about 4 years ago, and it is still a great place to eat. We are out of towners and although we could choose somewhere else; we remembered really enjoying the food at this place. This visit was different in a few ways...More

Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Alma De Cuba has some very nice Cuban dishes like Empanadas, Cava Frita and Ropa Vieja. They all pale in comparison to the Ceviche. I tasted four of them the Agua Chile Cobia, Thai Coconut Mixto, Rainbow and Mojito Shrimp. They were all very delicious....More

Thank David177
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I visited Philly right before the Superbowl and my friend invited me to a happy hour - Alma de Cuba's atmosphere and the mini menu were delicious! Then by coincidence my meeting organizers arranged our group dinner there for the very next night and we...More

1  Thank qamom
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Old friends in town who wanted to meet for dinner at a place of my choice. Had eaten here once years ago and thought it was a memorable and fun place, so decided to try it again. We weren’t disappointed. Started with black bean soup...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
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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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-1799
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