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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (58 reviews)
“empanadas” (69 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (36 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Solo, so as usual they want to seat you at the bar. Quite a dark restaurant, though not unpleasantly so. I must say the $5 Cuba libre was tasty enough to have 2. I chose “A visit to Havana” which was a Cuban sandwich. It...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to a Cuban restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised as the food was delicious. Service was acceptable but not memorable. Ambiance was very nice and a gave a real feel of a Cuban restaurant. One downside was that it was...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped for Friday night dinner...and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. We started with appetizers (Black Bean Soup and Cuban Tamal), both really good. Main course was Ropa Vieja and Pargo a la Plancha. Very flavorful dishes that were very satisfying. A...More

Thank JimFlyer2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually like to go to local restaurants three times before making a judgment about it, however, this experience was so unusual for a DC night out that I feel the need to make an exception. We booked on OpenTable and the reservation, we arrived...More

Thank Alan S
Angel Rafael R, General Manager at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Alan, Thank you for writing and letting us know about your experience and the issues which you encountered. We apologize for the poor behavior you described and are extremely sorry for this. If possible I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early dinner while attending a conference in the downtown area. Great menu, quality, service, etc. The only downside was that the recorded music was very loud and we had to ask the wait staff turn turn it down. Would definitely go here again.

Thank Twinparks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday night. Relatively easy to get in, even though we phoned for a reservation and got one. Staff were attentive. We had lovely meal.

Thank lid_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with family. I enjoyed the ambiance, the hostess was nice. The music was really nice to hear in the background. It was a short walk from our hotel. The service was awesome. The food superb. The flavoring, the presentation, all good. Service was...More

Thank Muri29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked and walked allover the place, we were hungry and wanted latin food. We walked in, place is very cool, got there a 3:30, they can only serve tapas at that time, food service starts at 4:00pm. We had drinks, mojitos to be exact...More

Thank Viktor262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the restaurant by chance as I was walking to my hotel in the evening close to Chinatown. Walked in and it was heaving with locals having a special family meal. Food is not cheap but it was the first time I got a...More

Thank hcama2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was ok. Went here with friends from work. Empanadas - a bit greasy. The chicken ones tasted okay. My friends didn't want to finish the beef ones. These were more like rolls and less like empanadas. Citrus Chicken - I guess it was my...More

Thank evdepaz
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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