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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802 (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
+1 215-627-0666
10:30 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 02:00
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New Albany, Ohio
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time at this restaurant and I will definitely return whenever I'm back in town! The pineapple guacamole cubano was delicious; served with plantain chips, the sweet pineapple was perfectly balanced. Also had the De la Casa...flaky crust with chicken, Jack cheese and corn - tasty sensation. The entree was Mahi-Mahi with potatoes with spinach on a tomato Creole sauce... More 

Thank JAMansfield
Auburn, Washington
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a new experience for us, never been to a Cuban Restaurant before so we thought we give it a try, The menu is a lot like a Mexican, but with the Cuban flair and touch, very tasty and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would try it again.

Thank Douglas S
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by based on a recommendation from our inn keeper and it was a great experience. You literally step in from the streets of Philadelphia, to an "outdoor" courtyard in Cuba. Nice service, fun music, great décor. Known for their rum, we tried a classic mojito and I had the grilled pineapple mojito. Both were very good, but the... More 

Thank 5travelingmonkeys
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586 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some really great things about this place: Location: heart of olde city Drinks: the mojitos and sangrias were surprisingly good. Menu: nice big and diverse menu giving you many ways to order Ceviche: if you are into it, the three dish tasting is great. The negative is that it can feel a little inauthentic in terms of waitstaff and ambience,... More 

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EXCELLENT food! Service was wonderful and what a great restaurant. We would dine here again!!! We did not make reservations. We arrived around 5;30pm and had a very enjoyable evening!

Thank Anonymouswe239
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very delicious and the server Nick was very efficient and fast and friendly. We had a great time and the music was lovely. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone kids, couples family. The prices are very reasonable and not too expensive

Thank africa_prince1
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My coworker and I were looking for something different than what we have in our area, and this fit the bill. We made reservations through open table for the same night. The restaurant was very easy to find, a nice walk. The hostess was very friendly, the waitress was helpful and informative, and the food was SO GOOD! I would... More 

Thank Angela M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in Philly for 2 days on business- referred to Cuba Libre by my daughter-in-law. Went their for dinner the first night- what a wonderful place. My server was awesome - great recommendations & explanations about the menu. Best meal I have had in years!! Needless to say, I went back the second night, ordered the same thing, plus a side... More 

1 Thank Lynn C
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy great food. Had the Chicken Pui and paired with "The Original" rum and coke- was amazing . Wasn't too heavy for a lunch serving and delicious. Staff was attentive and efficient. I will definitely return upon my next visit to Philadelphia!

1 Thank saige_saige
San Francisco, California
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179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant! The atmosphere is what attracted us and then we tried their food and we even fell more in love! Their sandwich - ohh my! And the customer service was really great too! Any chance you are in Philly, please stop by this place and have an amazing brunch, lunch or dinner!

1 Thank Neema46664

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
    (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-0666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?