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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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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“empanadas” (65 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
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1 - 10 of 871 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I had been to Cuba Libre for dinner years ago and decided to meet a foreign business associate there for lunch. We were both impressed. I had the El Cubana sandwich. It was a good portion and tasty lunch. I'll be back.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The vibe is good but service and food was so so. We made reservations for 6 people for 8:30. Stephanie at the host desk is wonderful, friendly, and remembered us from a phone conversation. We were seated immediately ordered drinks. My husband and I ordered...More

Thank ch3rishdc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from out of town I didn’t know what to expect. I planned a meetup of about 20 people and they accommodated us nicely in the back room. The food was fantastic. Service was great and staff was friendly. After dinner a couple of us...More

Thank Daneen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, the alcoholic beverages were weak and the service was poor. For as much as they charge I should be able to get a water refill, especially after the third time it’s asked for. We got the plate for two with sausage,...More

Thank agashi24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to make a reservation when visiting this lively and scenic restaurant! The service was outstanding and the vibe is very positive, and the food was good. I highly recommend the crab guacamole as an appetizer! The seafood paella was overrated in my opinion;...More

Thank bhink0506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was packed at 7PM on a Wednesday night, the atmosphere was vibrant and the decor outstanding. I managed to snag the last table and ordered a glass of red wine. it arrived in a white wine glass, less than half full (maybe a...More

2  Thank CaymanDeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a couple kids meals, appetizers and drinks. One of the worst mojitos I’ve ever had. Food was dull. Kids meals are $11 for a tiny burger and the kids never got their brownie dessert. Cool decor and space. Very disappointed.

Thank GretaMatthews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Cuban food. Stopped by for lunch and we were seated very quickly.The lunch trios were delicious. The atmosphere was great as well.

Thank saraharcara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is near the Chinatown Metro or a 10 minute walk from Metro Center. I had come here for happy hour and it was pretty happy. The bartender was prompt with my drinks. The Happy Hour tapas were reasonably priced, but were small portions....More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this restaurant because it was referred by a couple of friends but the experience left me highly disappointed. I popped in today (Easter Sunday) while in town for a conference. Since I was solo I sat at the bar. After...More

Thank Kim R
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John0025
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
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