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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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” (32 reviews)
“empanadas” (47 reviews)
“tapas” (58 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to this spot with freinds from Philly area. We've lived in Miami so we claim experitse in Cuban food. Up North joints often disappoint. This spot did not ! Everyone enjoyed everything but I need to give kudos to the Empanada samplerl. Two of...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited it for dinner on a Friday night...although we called for reservations quite late, personnel went out of their way and reserved us a table for 21.15. The bar restaurant has indeed a very Cuban ambiance and decor, discreet Cuban music, which, after the...More

Thank N S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a last min birthday lunch and it was the best impromptu decision we ever made for lunch. Kayla our server at Cuba libre was amazing and very attentive. Fantastic lunch- the 3 mini sampler is pretty good portion for lunch. Everything was...More

Thank ACTraveler A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour! Get here early since bar space goes fast. They offer 7 tapas for $35 and lots of drink specials including their amazing mojitos and sangrias. I enjoyed the chicken empanada and yellowfin ceviche although I liked the old traditional ceviche they had...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just fabulous. FABULOUS. Atmosphere was old Cuba. A set designer friend created the look. But go for the food. This chef knows what he (or she) is about. I wish he lived where I do!

Thank Amaryllisum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful find. Great menu and mojitos. Great cuisine and even choices for the not so adventurous types. Friendly staff with enthusiasm about making your experience enjoyable. There is currently a bit of construction but don't let that deter you.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cuba Libre is the kind of Establishment that raises the Bar. Their Menu is the Benchmark of what Cuban Food exemplifies. My wife and I appreciate ambiance, the vibe, and the Quality of Service. Amy our server was pleasant, and Menu savvy. Our Dinner was...More

Thank Neal P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The interior of the restaurant definitely got my attention as it replicates a tropical place with ceiling fans and tiled floors. The symmetry looking down for the 2nd floor is well done. Joined some business colleagues at a happy hour for reduced drink prices and...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This restaurant offers true Cuban dishes and the décor is unlike any restaurant that I have visited. The food was delicious and plentiful. Did I mention that the Mojitos my wife had were spectacular. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant next time you are in...More

Thank Raul Q
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Love the Cuban cuisine and large Caribbean run bar at this great restaurant located in Old City . We enjoy the late night Salsa dancing which revives our nostalgia for our years living in Santo Domingo DR. Great way to spend a warm sultry evening...More

Thank Kyle S
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Angelique C
27 August 2017|
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Response from jasminaki | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea either,but saturday night so u should really make a reservation and maybe they can tell u some more about pricing
sarah m
20 May 2017|
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Response from Cotton B | Reviewed this property |
Ok round $10
25 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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