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“Excellent Service and Environment, Good Food”

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
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Ranked #217 of 3,537 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Corner of 9th & H Streets
Transit: Two Blocks away from Chinatown Metro Stop (Red, Yellow, Green Lines). Four Blocks from Metro Center Stop (Orange & Blue Lines)
Reviewed 6 April 2018 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; however, many seem to like it.

Thank bhink0506
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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 4 or 5 oz. pour). I pointed it out to the waiter when I reordered (just a couple of sips later) and the next one arrived in the same glass, maybe a 6 oz pour. Not a good start, for the $12 price I should have had a drink instead.

I ordered seafood paella which was .... ok. Sloppy wet rice with seafood and a grilled "maine lobster tail" (maybe 4 oz?) grilled to char.

In short, go for the party atmosphere and specialty drinks, not the wine or food.

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3  Thank CaymanDeb
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 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
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

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Thank saraharcara
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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. The Empanada was pretty tasty and so was the Pineapple Guacamole with Banana Chips. Service was good and decor was decent with a Latin Vibe to it.

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Thank Sundncr
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