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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

€€ - €€€Caribbean, Latin,
801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
+1 202-408-1600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
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1 - 10 of 855 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tapas for dinner. The service was good. They kindly seated us away from the loud bar area. and we enjoyed our drinks. We had the coconut crab cakes, the meatballs and the grilled octopus. All were delicious.

Thank Layla13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was super accommodating! We had a group of 10 and everyone was quite happy. Server was bubbly and fun. Food was good. Atmosphere was Awesome !!!

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went at 1130am on a Saturday morning during DC restaurant week. We had a reservation for 6 and were seated quickly. We weren't very knowledgeable about the menu or cuban food. Our server seemed to be expert on Cuban food so he described every...More

Thank ReneeMa64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly good sized place with a long bar with TVs and plenty of restaurant tables. While the hostess stand was a little slow, the table service was very good. Extensive rum and tequila menu and extensive Cuban food menu. Food was very good, while...More

Thank SigEpGov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant in Penn Quarter near just about everything. Food is excellent - all you usual Cuban favorites although the pineapple guacamole with plantain chips is highly recommended. Also the paella which comes in seafood but also vegetarian varieties. Nice to have a restaurant with...More

1  Thank 86franh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I grew up in Miami and have enjoyed Cuban food for many years so we thought to give Cuba Libre a try. We made 7:00p reservation but walked in about 5:15 and asked to be seated. The hostess said she would accommodate...More

Thank RCoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there twice. First time, we walked in and the hostesses were whispering to each other. They took forever to even look our way. We almost walked out. Once we were seated, the server was alright. But the food was so amazing it made...More

Thank Aliza F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, decoration is awesome, there is a close parking garage o you can park on the street and paid at the parking meters. We have a situation with our food and we told our server she move right a way to take care the...More

Thank centeno_jorge
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The décor in this place is spectacular and the staff were really nice. They give you some sort of bread with mango butter which tastes amazing! I had the Cuban sandwich which was also pretty good. I was only disappointed in the mojito :/ which...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

What a great place! The service was amazing and the staff are really friendly. I had the pineapple Guacamole cubano as a starter and then a take of four other dishes. It was food porn! When I'm in Washington next time I will come back...More

Thank Robocop19
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14 October 2016|
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Response from LuzMarizza | Reviewed this property |
there is a parking garage near the movie theater. visiting Washington DC implies a lot of walking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
    (Corner of 9th & H Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Two Blocks away from Chinatown Metro Stop (Red, Yellow, Green Lines). Four Blocks from Metro Center Stop (Orange & Blue Lines)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-408-1600
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