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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
+1 202-408-1600
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (58 reviews)
“empanadas” (67 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
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1 - 10 of 887 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We came here for lunch and dinner. This Latino inspired restaurant (Mexican - Cuban - Brazilian cuisine) has something for everybody. From a Brazilian caipirinha to a refreshing Corona Mexican beer, you can enjoy a pulled pork or chicken enchilada, fried plantain or 'polenta', to...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, atmosphere and overall experience. Unique plane to go when I am in town on business or pleasure. Good happy hour.

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm local to D.C., and just went here for the first time on Saturday for brunch with my dad. I noticed that they are requesting TripAdvisor reviews, so I said, why not? We thought it was great. Brunch was an awesome value (24.95 for any...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Cuba Libre late afternoon, for an early dinner and drinks. The food was very good, and service was attentive - Lili was great.

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place!!! Ate at the bar and was in love with the decor and feel of the place. The bartender was great, super helpful and friendly. We shared apps and especially enjoyed the spinach and manchego bunuelos appetizer!!! The pineapple guacamole was great...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to eat lunch here each visit to DC since I was introduced by a Cuban American colleague. Authentic home cooked delicious food. Lunch specials offer an opportunity to taste a variety of small plates. Great choice of drinks. Friendly and efficient service. Walking...More

Thank thetraveldoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best grilled baby octopus I’ve ever had. The crab guacamole is to die for and the mojitos are amazing. Meredith was our server last time and she was friendly and fast. I recommend this restaurant to anyone within an hours drive to DC

Thank jylthestar3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tired from travel,we selected this restaurant because it is close to the grand Hyatt. Lucky us! We decided to listen to Lily and follow her menu suggestions. She did not disappoint! The crab quacamole, the soups, the mango butter...this chef knows his stuff. We plan...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal food!!! The plantain chips at the beginning come with this amazing butter that we joked was like spreadable crack. You can’t eat just one. Luckily, our waiter brought two. lol Service was great. We came at 10:30 pm on a Saturday, ate in this...More

Thank divewicky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar with knowledgeable barman serving super range of cocktails: making the most of rum, cachaca, and more.

Thank Jon H
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15 October 2016|
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Response from LuzMarizza | Reviewed this property |
there is a parking garage near the movie theater. visiting Washington DC implies a lot of walking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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