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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” (59 reviews)
“empanadas” (73 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (37 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

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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I eat dinner here one evening after a meeting. The service was adequate, but the food was terrific. I am allergic to coconut, and it was in a broth in a dish I wanted to order. I ordered without the broth. However, the chef made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jack O
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the plus side? Well, it is truly beautifully decorated and an ideal watering hole for the chic younger and LOUDER set to pay through the nose for booze while seeing and being seen ... if that's your thing. On the downside? Where do I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ramin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large restaurant, very good for bringing visitors to the city for lunch or dinner. The food is always excellent, as is the service. They have bent over backwards trying to get a Cuban feel for the decor, and the food. I have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mojo01267
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good lunch spot. Came in at 2:45 & we had the place to ourselves. Try the Empanadas or the Cubanito, good stuff. So is the Cuban coffee

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank refcon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this lovely place from a recommendation from a seat-mate on Amtrak train! No matter where you are in DC, it’s worth the Uber fare. Great authentic menu. Everything served hot and freshly made. The waiters are attentive. Only have four stars because the beer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KObey1017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a quick drink before a restaurant reservation nearby with two colleague. Was squarely ignored at two different positions around the bar. Bar staff serving other customers, loading dishwashers, checking phones. Anything other than serving, really. We didn’t have time to mess about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wsces
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My wife and I were looking for a quick lunch, so she could return to the seminar she is attending. We were seated quickly, and the service thereafter was top notch. The black bean soup was delicious, as was the mixed dips and plaintain chips...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RSBA65
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Had dinner here with friends it was our first time visiting this location and must say the food is really good. I had the shredded steak, it was tender and juicy. Additionally, they bread that serve you prior to dinner is divine. Oh and BTW...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

In DC for a conference - attended on a weekday night. Ordered arroz con pollo, pernil asado, empanadas, and the 3 mini desserts, plus a side of yuca frita. Everything was delicious. Food portions were perfect for one person, food was traditionally season and brought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank whlnatalia
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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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