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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 873 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here with a party of 8 for a birthday dinner. They had set up a table for us next to the dance floor which was evident when we came in, but for some reason decided to break that table down and seat us in...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there with the family, tried four dishes and some appetizers all of the were very good but the best one was the "Siete Potencias" its a seafood soup with a LOT pf flavor, have to try it. mad of course the ambiance was excellent....More

Thank Denter46
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful menu and selection of Cuban food! The mango butter was wonderful and well as the entire entrée! Drink menu and dessert menu offer great choices! Price is right!

Thank RKB66534
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been to Cuba Libre for dinner years ago and decided to meet a foreign business associate there for lunch. We were both impressed. I had the El Cubana sandwich. It was a good portion and tasty lunch. I'll be back.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vibe is good but service and food was so so. We made reservations for 6 people for 8:30. Stephanie at the host desk is wonderful, friendly, and remembered us from a phone conversation. We were seated immediately ordered drinks. My husband and I ordered...More

Thank ch3rishdc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from out of town I didn’t know what to expect. I planned a meetup of about 20 people and they accommodated us nicely in the back room. The food was fantastic. Service was great and staff was friendly. After dinner a couple of us...More

Thank Daneen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, the alcoholic beverages were weak and the service was poor. For as much as they charge I should be able to get a water refill, especially after the third time it’s asked for. We got the plate for two with sausage,...More

Thank agashi24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to make a reservation when visiting this lively and scenic restaurant! The service was outstanding and the vibe is very positive, and the food was good. I highly recommend the crab guacamole as an appetizer! The seafood paella was overrated in my opinion;...More

Thank bhink0506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was packed at 7PM on a Wednesday night, the atmosphere was vibrant and the decor outstanding. I managed to snag the last table and ordered a glass of red wine. it arrived in a white wine glass, less than half full (maybe a...More

2  Thank CaymanDeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a couple kids meals, appetizers and drinks. One of the worst mojitos I’ve ever had. Food was dull. Kids meals are $11 for a tiny burger and the kids never got their brownie dessert. Cool decor and space. Very disappointed.

Thank GretaMatthews
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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