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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“empanadas” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (59 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
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1 - 10 of 714 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Loved the decor in the restaurant with great food and drink. Didn't have a reservation but the waitress managed to fit us in. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Benedict W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times for breakfast and usually order the same thing, their "French Toast" which is the best! I also enjoy their coffee! Never a bad choice.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here often for brunch when we are in the city, more than any other restaurant. We love Cuban food and my husband is Cuban, so it’s right up our alley. The ambiance is great, the restaurant is beautiful, and the food is delish....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank miscalane
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We did not have a reservation but got a table after a short wait at the bar. The barman was very friendly and pleasant. We were seated upstairs at a good table. The decor is very tropical hacienda style. Downstairs is like a courtyard. Upstairs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank steaknchips
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent service. Fantastic selection of mojitos. Mouthwatering Cuban food. Dancing at 10.30pm. The ambience is like having a meal at a sidewalk cafe in Havana.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rosanne H
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Exploring Philly for the first time; Cuba Libre just happened to be near our hotel. From the first bite, we knew we made an excellent choice! Highly recommend the trio of dips- it may sound generic, but they are each wonderful, especially the cauliflower hummus....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vargy77
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

First - the most delicious Cuban cinnamon mango butter and toast YUM! 2 - FRESH mojitos so delicious!! 3- Ropa, Seafood Paella, crab guac with plantains 4- CUBAN COFFEE Our waitress was perfect! Such a great foodie experience :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jess2impresss
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We took the special menu and received a wide variety of specialties. Great taste and flavoures. Also a wide choice of mojito recipes. Friendly and good service. During weekends there are often special salsa evenings organised.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank josz134
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We love the Museum of the American Revolution which is just a short couple blocks away, and to top off that experience, enjoy a great meal, lunch or dinner at Cuba Libre. A friend was visiting and she loved the food. The seafood soup was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank CaptMakai
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Walked past this restaurant and knew I had to eat here. I love any oppty to eat Cuban. This isn't traditional presentation but some things showed promise. Was looking for that tangy citris-y flaver in the roast pork and it was there. Mmm good. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DAuntDeb
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Angelique C
28 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
21 May 2017|
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Response from Cotton B | Reviewed this property |
Ok round $10
26 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
USD 25 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-0666
  • E-mail
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