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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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“brunch” (58 reviews)
“empanadas” (75 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (37 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 yesterday

We went for restaurant week and we had some good good. We started with chicken croquetas and pineapple guacamole with plantains. The croquetas were yummy. The guacamole was good but it came with so many plantains. The best part is their amazing bread that is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Baker1085
Reviewed yesterday

Their brunch menu is pretty extensive and features a wide variety of items that are a twist on some classic Cuban foods. If you are looking for traditional Cuban foods I would recommend visiting the restaurant for dinner rather than brunch. Their Aguas Frescas are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank arianamitchell120
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I like this place - you could be in Cuba. The food is good and all reasonable. The caipirinhas were a little disappointing though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cakebreadt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During a recent visit to DC I ate at Cuba libre restaurant. We were there during happy hour and de Cuba libre regular drink is exceptional, basically rum and Coke. The cost was very reasonable, only six dollars. The tapas menu was good and also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on a Thursday night- the food was great! Did not realize it was a very small chain (4 locations in US)- I normally prefer to eat at one-off places, but I would certainly visit this place again. Had a guacamole appetizer with blue...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michigan_Nomad1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Kirk and Sweeney Rum flight. Also must try the empanadas. We should’ve just ordered two of those one for starters and one for the meal. The bread they start you with is also delicious. The atmosphere of the place made you feel like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SCheramie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of our dinner, a cigar box was presented. We were all surprised as we didn’t request for Cuba cigars. When we opened it, our check was there. You got us in a fun way.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank floraz224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and were very impressed by a level service and quality of food and drinks! Cuban bread with mango butter, a variety of empanadas for appetizers, seafood soup and Cuban sandwich were delicious! Our server Rafael took great care of us and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Olachka77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice ambiance. Excellent vegetarian dishes which can be shared (e.g. the three courses in one dish and three taster desert "tapas"). Service was a bit haphazard but friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kirkm
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Stopped in for a late lunch. The food was fantastic! Mojito was excellent also. They make their own chips.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vagabondsChicago
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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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