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Alma de Cuba

$$$$Latin, Cuban,
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
+1 215-988-1799
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chocolate cigar” (75 reviews)
“ceviche” (163 reviews)
“vaca frita” (55 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Alma de Cuba every time we are in Philly (about once a year). The atmosphere is still fun, the decorations perfect, and the service excellent. I had two mojitos, the first was their jefe, and it was good. The second was their...More

Thank Allen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place close to city center. Nice atmosphere and music. The food is simply superb, original, great variety of starters. The ceviches are all delicious, the smoked marlin tacos amazing. I recommend the starter sampler to share. Will come back!

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This restaurant was near our hotel and well-rated so we gave it a try-- WHAT FUN!! Cutest decor and the food was truly excellent! I wish we had been there long enough to go back! Great food, great service.

Thank PSS4444
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My fiancee retired from the military and her office had a surprise retirement party for her here. Aesthetically, the restaurant is beautiful. We were served family style, which consisted of seven courses. Everything was amazing! I wasn't impressed with the drinks. But that's ok. The...More

Thank 2TravelLuvers
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It was the first time my wife ate dinner at Alma de Cuba. The dinner was delicious with a great Cuban flare.

Thank jeffwU2958ED
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here solo at the bar while traveling for work. The food was creative, fresh, and expertly prepared. Drink menu was fun and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and my server was able to provide good recommendations from the menu as well as...More

Thank Taylor3716
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I visited Alma de Cuba during restaurant week and I was very impressed about the quality of the food, the kindness of the waiters and the location itself. I had a really nice shrimp ceviche, then chicken as main, and a chocolate dessert. Everything impeccable!...More

Thank AleO_1987
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Anytime we have friends from out of town come to visit us in Philly, Alma is a go-to. Flavorful food, great drinks, cool atmosphere. But the snootiness of our waitress did not go unnoticed, and we mentioned this to the manager as well. As for...More

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We visited as a business group. The appetizers were good, but the main course was not as good. The service was a bit slow but the waiter was very kind and well spoken. Overall, as a vegetarian, there was nothing I could savor and enjoy....More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

My wife and I tried this restaurant for the first time during restaurant week in Philly. They had a fixed priced $35 menu which, though quite limited, offered some delicious dishes. The service is very good and the food is well prepared and presented.

Thank joeF_10
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Diane T
26 August 2015|
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Response from Brad J | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but I have not ordered wine in my three visits. I usually expect this as a standard at my favorites, but their Cuban/Caribbean drinks are so great... I never thought about it. Nor did my many guests.
1 January 2015|
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Response from litlhafgost | Reviewed this property |
Dressy casual is fine, but you wouldn't be out of place if you were dressed up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
    (Between 16th and 17th)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station. Walk 2.5 blocks West; The 42 Bus Route Runs on Walnut Street and Locust Street. 17th Street stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-1799
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