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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

) #52 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
+1 215-627-0666
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“empanadas” (44 reviews)
“tapas” (52 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
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1 - 10 of 624 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great selection of food from appetizers to mains. The pineapple guacamole is a must! Along with the snapper, Cuban sandwich, empanadas. Music bumped all night and with the restaurant's ambiance it's a place that we'd go back to in a heartbeat.

Thank Chantal b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first we were hesitant...since, it took so long to be acknowledged. The drinks and food totally redeemed the service though! The crab nachos were amazing!

1  Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was always curious about this place when passing it, but never had the opportunity until I had a day off work and was in the area. I went there because I never really tried much Cuban cuisine other than the typical pressed Cuban sandwich....More

Thank moravian99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice resto & rum bar. Nice interior, very crowded, had dinner at the bar. Just go for the Cuba-feelings and tastes :-) . Friendly and helpful staff, know what they are selling. Just go and try, you will not be disappointed.

1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere of the restaurant drew me inside. It was like I was on vacation! So beautiful. The virgin drinks were so good. However, the food was just meh. This was a great place for catching up with friends. I know I will return, if...More

Thank Jordj09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely find that serves good food. Part of a small chain, the dining room is reminiscent of Havana in the 1950's. There are many fish and meat offerings. We had the seafood paella which was very nice (one order would not have...More

Thank larryderm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They've done a great job of doing this place up to replicate a bar in cuba. The atmosphere is good and it's a nice place to spend time. There are a couple of bars in there so you can sit and have a cocktail before...More

Thank Sergeant_N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Skirt Steak and it cost $28. The steak was delicious and they gave a good portion. The service was also excellent, being very knowledgeable and attentive.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Cuba Libre, have been there many times over the years when visiting Philly. I know I am predisposed to love it because of the cool decor. It is an incredibly pleasant atmosphere. We have one in DC but it feels over-the-top, like they...More

Thank Jennifer I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Few things make the blood stir quite the prospect of a Cuban sandwich and a rum cocktail, but we were left cold at this place, in more ways than one. The "Visit to Havana" sandwich might have worked in the days before Americans could actually...More

Thank Boddice
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sarah m
20 May 2017|
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Response from Cotton B | Reviewed this property |
Ok round $10
26 February 2016|
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Response from RealLifePamAndJim | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we took my younger sister there. I believe underage just can't sit in the bar area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
    (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-0666
  • E-mail
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