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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
€€ - €€€
801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place, decoration is awesome, there is a close parking garage o you can park on the street and paid at the parking meters. We have a situation with our food and we told our server she move right a way to take care the...More

Thank centeno_jorge
Reviewed 1 week ago

The décor in this place is spectacular and the staff were really nice. They give you some sort of bread with mango butter which tastes amazing! I had the Cuban sandwich which was also pretty good. I was only disappointed in the mojito :/ which...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place! The service was amazing and the staff are really friendly. I had the pineapple Guacamole cubano as a starter and then a take of four other dishes. It was food porn! When I'm in Washington next time I will come back...More

Thank Robocop19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place. The food is great and the atmosphere is a little Cuban. I thought the service a little slow but overall great.

Thank Cakebreadt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Offer a good variety of mojitos. Good Cuban cuisine and superb decoration just in front of City Center that you think you enter Cuba from a DC portal.

Thank Manuel E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch with the family ad my four year is all about white rice and chicken. We started with the Pineapple-Guacamole, it was tasty and worthy to be ordered. Had the paella and “arroz con pollo”. Both very good dishes and well presented. Good...More

Thank travelauditor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here on a Thursday with two other couples plus another. We had a round of drinks and dinner. Overall, the ambience of the place is nice. It's a little Disney-esque (think Pirates of the Carribean). The drink menu is solid,...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in this restaurant in April, making some arrangements for Washington and I must admit that it has been one of my best experiences in restaurants. The attention was the maximum, it felt a pleasant atmosphere and above all, very close to Cuba.

Thank 599jurekm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked by here and it looked interesting so we stopped in for a drink. The drink was okay and it was a comfortable place to rest. Most of the patrons seemed to be there for libations and not food.

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in, we loved it. We were seated quickly and ordered our drinks. The decor and music is wonderful. The food is amazing. The mango butter is to die for with the fresh toasted bread and the flan is delicious.

Thank mariepD8397QV
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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