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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
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
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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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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed everything we tried at this establishment. They offer a variety of meal options from tapas, to main dishes to a pre fixe menu. If you want to truly experience Cubin cuisine, I recommend getting the pre fixe option. It comes with numerous dishes for apptitzers, dinner and desserts, and nicely sized portions. The restaurant is pricey, but worth... More 

Thank Joanne E
Maine, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a very delicious dinner. Drinks were really really good- a great variety to choose from. Nice selection on the menu. Service was attentitive and prompt.

Thank itsabigdog
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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243 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been one of my favorite spots in philly ever since my first visit. Not only is the food excellent, (and I've tried almost everything on the menu), the drinks are phenomenal (had my first mojito here) and the staff is very helpful and friendly. Love it!

Thank Larry K
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in town in The Old City area, give Cuba Libre a try. Tucked along 2nd street, south of Market, there is parking nearby and a lot of walkable sites including the historic area. The food is great as are the service and atmosphere. I ate there early New Years eve and had no trouble getting a table... More 

Thank BucksCountyWanderer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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173 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at Cuba Libre was a mixed one. We were seated for almost 10 minutes before the server approached. Drinks took nearly as long to arrive and the server never asked if we wanted more. Food was quite tasty and arrived very quickly after we ordered (maybe 10 minutes). On the second floor the venue has decided to have... More 

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Ocean City, Maryland
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150 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here and everything was very good. The bunuelos with the goat cheese ranch and super tender guava ribs were fantastic along with the de la casa empanadas with a sour cream that had a hint of horseradish, and a passion fruit mojito which wasn't too sweet with a nice tart aftertaste. Got the lechon Asado as... More 

Thank Oclo812
Miami, Florida
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

yes is a must if you want to try great Cuban food and the inside of the restaurant is very authentic looking as if you were in Havana.

Thank ELI0514
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

What a wonderful dining experience. Great food! It was a but loud but a great time. Lots of small plates so we could try many different dishes. I would go back next time I'm in Philadelphia.

Thank NickMaryMom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is expensive but decent food. I will go back there for the food but need to save a lot to have one drink and one entree here. they have salsa dances often.

Thank Phenom M
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 6 December 2016 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?