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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Pub
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801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784 (Corner of 9th & H Streets)
+1 202-408-1600
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've only been to Cuba Libre for Sunday brunch and its excellent. How could you not love unlimited food from 11 -2 p.m? The only thing I don't like is that in order to get unlimited mimosas, the whole table has to get them - that is unfair. Other than that, it is a delicious restaurant.

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Thank Carlita P
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate brunch tapas and absolutely loved the Spanish/Cuban/contemporary cuisine. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food was out of this world. Don't hesitate. Cuba Libre is terrific.

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Thank jgolomb
Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in for lunch with a larger group and the staff were very accommodating. I got the tour of Havana sampler, and was left a little disappointed in the portions. I had a massive salad, cup of bean soup, and what looked like trimmed ends of someone else's Cuban sandwich. I was expecting equal portions of the three items,... More 

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Thank Nathan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch immensely. Our server was so helpful "Linda Sosa " and we will ask for her again.

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Thank Diana B
Chicago
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Cuba Libre for dinner and some fun. I had been to the one in Orlando and this one looks very similar ( a slight feeling of Pirates of the Caribbean!) A good selection of "local" dishes all prepared very well. Generous portions, plenty of options to share and a great selection of drinks! Some of the locals had... More 

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Thank AuntB08
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we live in the area, this was our first dinner at Cuba Libre. We dined there early on New Year's Eve before the crowds arrived. Both the food and service were first rate. I've had limited experience with Cuban food and found all of the dishes to be delicious. Nothing was too heavily spiced. Portions were very generous. We... More 

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Thank Charlotte P
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Immediate seating, quick service. Delicious bread on the side. Good fish, but not the best. Unfortunately did not try the mojitos. Cute place to have dinner. They have gluten free options, but choice is limited, yet sufficient.

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Thank Rutgerth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is Haitian and we wanted to try to find Haitian food in DC but to no avail so we decided to go Cuban instead and we were so glad we did! The hostess was very pleasant and inquired about food allergies before seating us. Our server was prompt, courteous and very attentive. We each had a lunch trio.... More 

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Thank Stephanie M
Clinton, Maryland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best mojitos in town with a variety of 20+ to choose from. Our shrimp and chicken dishes were exceptionally flavorful.The mango butter that accompanied the bread basket was a pleasant surprise. Martin took great care of us. This will be my go-to spot for mojitos in DC. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed

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Thank QTravelinMan
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food , particurlary the met is incredible !!! Don't forget to order some Morritos to help put you "in the mood". Then relax and enjoy the ambience and good food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?