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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784 (Corner of 9th & H Streets)
+1 202-408-1600
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Farmingdale, New York
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122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with the family (wife, 11 yr old and 5 yr old). The decor is fun, it feels like your at a restaurant in Disney or Vegas Casino set in old Havana (or at least what I think old Havana would look like) Appetizers as I said above were great (Pineapple Guacamole, Tuna Ceviche and Empinadas) our entrées were ok,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were very flexible with the menu allowing me to try a couple of items. They have apps, soups, salads and sandwiches. They also have sidewalk dining. I had lunch and it was not overly crowded. I walked by later that evening and it was packed. The lunch was fast enough but not rushed. Food was very good. I did... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch at this place, a brief walk from the Convention Center where I was attending a conference. Quick service and great food. Ordered the lunch special with three cleverly paired items. And it was great!

Thank Innov8science
Amman, Jordan
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you enter this place the first thing they ask ya for is do u have any allergies?? And then you think..where did I enter...though the service is somewhat slow but the food , the variety and creativity is worth the wait.

Thank aousjor
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a latin girl and i know my food, and this place is a must try while in D.C. The service, food,and atmosphere were all great. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable on the menu. We asked for recommendations and he didnt disappoint. Another great thing is that the restaurant beccomes a lounge with good latin music after dinner... More 

Thank Maddy1985
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for dinner and we stayed til late. The food was average but the night club was awesome, the atmosphere was really amazing, we danced a lot, salsa, merengue, bachata and regueatton. If you like latinamerican music you should go this place!!!

Thank Yaidi A
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very entertaining place to eat and the food was good. However, it was noisy, and more of a Disney experience of Cuba than something that was simply a presentation of good Cuban food.

Thank POSHtravelier
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very nice. The service is fine. The specialities that should be the cocktail don t reach the sufficiency and the food is really nothing special (to be fair). Nice to be there but don t expect too much

Thank Biancaneve1893
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance and delicious food. Service was great and our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and specialities. And the Mojitos were soooo great. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Thank Stephanie M
Agana, Mariana Islands
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My first time trying Cuban cuisine and the atmosphere and food is worth the visit. Check out the pineapple mohito and mixed ceviche.

Thank ConchitaSNT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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