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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (33 reviews)
“empanadas” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
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

Beautiful ambience with good service. We were not rushed, nor were we ignored - Great timing between courses.

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch a la cart before a show at the Arden. The food was delicious! We had the pastry basket (yum), the Cuban sandwich (perfect - my husband is cuban, so we try them wherever we go and this is one of the best),...More

Thank miscalane
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

First time eating Cuban food and as a Spaniard myself I gotta say it was a complete new experience to my palate. Everything here was absolutely delicious, the pineapple guacamole with fried banana is incredibly tasty and the ribs are a MUST TRY. I never...More

Thank Kelo P
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner on Thursday evening. The waitress and other staff were friendly and helpful. We ordered fritters, Cuban sandwich, black bean soup, empanadas and drinks. Everything was amazing. We especially loved the decor. Definitely would return.

Thank Kristy B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

It was my first time here. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and unique which I am always looking for. It was too dark to read the menus. It is close to the Arden theater.

Thank leafcatcher2
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Don't miss this place! The food, service and ambiance is wonderful! Having actually been in Havana, Cuba in March, I can attest to the authenticity of Cuba Libra. The cubano sandwich and black bean soup are terrific. Grandchildren inhaled massive burgers and loved the mango...More

Thank CaptMakai
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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 19 November 2017

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

1  Thank N S
Reviewed 15 November 2017 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 6 November 2017 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
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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 Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-0666
  • E-mail
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