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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“empanadas” (64 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All 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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Reviewed yesterday

What a surprise! It looks like a dive bar but it's an amazing restaurant. They have it set up to look like a street in Cuba. The food was very good as well. Hidden gem. I'll be back!

Thank mamatosixmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good, waiter was very friendly and in trying to be helpful, suggested I try the Puerco Cha Cha Cha. The meat covered most of the plate, but then I realized that half of it was fat. The pork was tasty. A...More

Thank Rosalba S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is great. I happened to eat here for dinner one night on a business trip, and I immediately made another reservation to come the following night. The food was simply delicious. I had the Red Snapper my first night, and then I tried...More

Thank Cabetcb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, service was rushed, pricey, nice faux Cuban atmosphere, great drinks, recommend despite service issues.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific empanadas (especially the chicken), good maduros. Although I decided against it today, I will probably come back soon for the 3 course sampler lunch. Prompt friendly service. Highly recommend a stop here.

Thank M L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun restaurant if you're up for something different. The food was great - we recommend the Vaca Frita. The service was sub-par which could have just been our particular server, but nonetheless we enjoyed our experience.

Thank CKP14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic Cuban meal in Washington, D.C. Make this restaurant a must visit.

Thank Tcgaden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on July 26th for dinner. We were seated quickly and Walter our server was prompt in taking our order and answering menu questions. The 'Empanadas 3' appetizer is an excellent sampling of this ethnic product one each of pork, chicken, and beef, they were...More

Thank Stephen Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is friendly, professional and capable, a great start, if you don't count the gawking at the amazing decor that makes you think of what Cuba might have been like in the 40s and 50s......to revisit, everyone in this place is interested in...More

Thank Klang01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The set up Looks good, in line with cuban tradition. Very noisy unless you are lucky, as we did, to get a table in a separate room. Food, I find it very average, with no particular kick. Perhaps i made the wrong choice but did...More

2  Thank Sandro S
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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