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Alma de Cuba

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City Center West
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1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402 (Between 16th and 17th)
+1 215-988-1799
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

Great place w awesome ambiance, food and service, wasn't busy but it was agreat way to end our memorial day trip!!

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Thank Jaime T
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

My trip to Alma de Cuba was truly an amazing experience. The atmosphere is authentic Cuban meets sleek, modern, cosmopolitan. Our waiter was awesome and my water glass was never empty for more than a few seconds. The rainbow ceviche was worth writing a sermon about, and the skin on the roast pork was better than my grandpa could ever... More 

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Thank Walkowiczd
Manhasset, New York
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

If you have a group of at least four order the appetizer sampler - you won't believe what you are eating . . . it's all good and I loved the new tasting experiences. Fish is infused with unusual tastes. Try it . . . . you'll like it! Reservations are a must. Bar scene is hopping. Drinks are good.

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Thank Nanums
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Alma De Cuba was positive in every aspect that one would want for a dining experience. I would recommend it to anyone without reservation. Dishes were flavorful and fun while still being approachable by non-foodies as well. Great place for a variety of types of diners.

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Thank Crheimy
parsippany, nj
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Went here during a quick business trip to Philedelphia. Had a great meal, a lovely salad, crunchy cuban vegetable salad, a great vegertian entree, crisp rice and black lentil cake, and a wonderful dessert, chocolate cigar. My DH had the Tuna, which he said was very good. Our waitress Cheryl was excellent. Would definitely return on a future trip to... More 

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Thank benton1220
St Neots, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Unfortunately, i was here on business and with a group of 50+ so only had a set menu served family style. So this was mass catering, and as a result, the service was a little slow. But, the food quality, and the flavours were amazing. The food here is made for sharing, and it was a great way to get... More 

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Mount Kisco, New York
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We had an early reservation that we made on open table. I advised prior to arrival that we were celebrating a birthday and our anniversary. At dessert, we were surprised with a special treat that was delightful. Dinner was great, but the cuban coffee was to die for. Well done. Thank you.

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Thank Ironfamily140_6
Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Alma De Cuba is a modern latin restaurant. You won't find much in the way of rustic, original dishes, but the atmosphere, service and food are all first rate, and there is something for a variety of tastes. Each has a Cuban or Latin flair, which makes it different from the ordinary dining you could choose. Highly recommended.

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Thank Membermaine07
Sanford, Florida
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Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

This is my second experience here and I was just as impressed as I was the first. I sat at the bar so the service was great. He explained everything precisely. I had the tostones and the seared scallops which were served over a root vegetable "risotto " if you will. Not sure how to describe it except delicious .... More 

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Thank mike s
Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

My hotel recommended this Cuban place and I was very happy to be there. Tried several kinds of Ceviche and very good. Lechon Asado (roasted pork) was amazing and as good as the ones in Spain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?