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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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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to dance but we were not expecting anything special from the food, but we were greatly surprised, the food was very good, diverse, latin and delicious. I simply loved the passion mojitos and the music!

Thank Adriana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting DC I was walking down the street from my hotel and I saw this place. I love Cuban food so of course I stopped for dinner. The food was really good. It as better than I expected. The bread with the mango butter...More

Thank mjgh8776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in the city and first time at Cuba Libre. I ordered the Vegetarian Paella and it was great! The classic mojito was good too and great service by Loyda. She explained the menu and made recommendations about it. I’m definitely coming back.

1  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here during our weekend in DC to celebrate our anniversary. We loved the decor. It has an open air feel, so it's like you are dining at an outdoor cafe in Cuba. Our waiter Galvin was awesome. Since it was...More

Thank Miriam P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Had a great meal with great service and truly authentic Cuban food. Highly recommend the Mojitos as well.

Thank John F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We recently had a business lunch at Cuba Libre, expecting that their advertised Rapido Lunch would be quick. It wasn't. Service in general was slow, even though the restaurant was about 1/3 full. When the food finally came out of the kitchen, it was average,...More

Thank Shampeu
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great diner with friends after a long conference day. Friendly service, and surprising tastes. And the drinks were superb!

Thank Zeilmeermin
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Growing up in Tampa, I ate Cuban food on a regular basis. This restaurant reminded me of home. The atmosphere was great and there was good music playing in the background (I found myself wanting to get up and dance throughout the meal). We started...More

Thank BFR1920
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I've had dinner there a number of times. The food is good. The service varies. The bar is the best, with an incredible selection of rums.

Thank ConstantTravelerNC
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I came here with my boyfriend for his last night in the US because I'm half-Cuban and he wanted to have "real" Cuban food with me before he left. Great ambiance, the decor was pretty cool, the drinks were AMAZING, and the food was definitely...More

Thank Breanna C
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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