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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 good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun and lively (also loud) atmosphere! This was my choice for my birthday. The bread!!!! I could just live on that alone! We ordered plantains with 3 types of dips. 2 of us ordered the mixed grill plate for 2 and the other ordered the...More

Thank silvrwolv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The crispy Pata for two was exceptional! More like for 3 so we had leftovers. Our server was attentive.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the interest of transparency let me say that I am Cuban and grew up eating home cooked Cuban food as you might expect. First the good; the décor is really cool since it looks like a street in old Havana. I had the Ropa...More

Thank AJS-NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is quite expensive... the decor is fantastic but the food , the food sucks! Ordered two plates and both were bland and the meat was burnt even though we asked for it medium ... just a bad experience the only reason I’m giving...More

1  Thank Gabriela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

our friends decided they wanted to have some fun and dance so we went to Cuba Libre. People at the door were nasty. They let half of the group get in for free and then they asked the other half to pay $10 cash! No...More

Thank Lua M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very staged, in a good way, and is like stepping into the streets of Havana. We had booked so were seated quickly. The menu was full of interesting choices and the food absolutely delicious, why a score of three then? Our server...More

Thank Mammabear1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place - exzellent food and very nice people working there. I can highly recommend it! The drinks are smoothly mixed, the service is fast and very kind.

Thank icnix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to dinner here with my workmates after a long day. The place came highly recommended. It's in a great location and the ambiance of the dining room is perfect! Lots of tables but not too crowded together. The toast with the mango butter that...More

1  Thank Lori-Ellen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't take recommendations from my husband, but with this one, he gets brownie points...ok, he gets the whole pan of brownies for this one. We started out with the crab guacamole (it has pineapples in it (who would have thought it?) and comes...More

Thank tawanat4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall this was disappointing. The main dining room visibly had many tables available but we were seated in a separate, smaller dining room with a large group nearby. We were annoyed because the main dining room has fun, themed decorations and an ambience that makes...More

Thank ekrobins0
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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