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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“empanadas” (64 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
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 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for a Friday date night based on recommendations. Large corner location, inside makes you feel like you’re dining outside in Cuba. Drinks were watered down, but the seafood (shrimp and red snapper) was fabulous. We had octopus as a...More

Thank Cordon J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great climate with the interior design as replica of Havana streets, excellent and friendly service, but the food was just ok. Not as flavorful as I expected, but I was there for lunch and maybe dinner is their specialty. I had the Pio Pio Pio...More

Thank Iamnotatwork
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for business/friend meeting. I typically haven’t enjoyed Cuban food but this place was really neat. It was kind of like being on Vegas. The music, decor, and Latina server set the tone. She recommended my food. I don’t remember the names, but...More

Thank PAJeremy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall this was a disappointing experience for our special date night for two. We dined at Cuba Libra on a Saturday evening around six and the main dining room visibly had many tables available but we were placed in a separate smaller room. This was...More

Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit...only had tapas and cocktails. Table share and try them ALL! The Pineapple Guac Cubano, Shrimp Coctel and Empanadas will bring tears to your eyes...BUT then to wash them down with a Mango Mojito....aaaahhhh...HEAVEN!! Very attentive service.

Thank Angi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After attending the Car Show at the Convention Center, we walked two blocks to Cuba Libre for a marvelous Sunday Brunch. The variety of dishes and the blend of flavors was outstanding. The Guacamole with pineapple and the trio of dips with the accompanying selection...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, good atmosphere, centrally located, but extremely over priced. Service was acceptable but not ‘wow’. Parking was not a problem a block away. Overall this is an average at best Cuban restaurant

Thank Cypressman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome lunch specials and choices. Black bean soup is great. Nice atmosphere and the service is quick and accurate.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We enjoyed the tapas for dinner. The service was good. They kindly seated us away from the loud bar area. and we enjoyed our drinks. We had the coconut crab cakes, the meatballs and the grilled octopus. All were delicious.

Thank Layla13
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Staff was super accommodating! We had a group of 10 and everyone was quite happy. Server was bubbly and fun. Food was good. Atmosphere was Awesome !!!

Thank Michelle R
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
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