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Alma de Cuba

$$$$Latin, Cuban,
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
+1 215-988-1799
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (170 reviews)
“vaca frita” (55 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I tried this restaurant for the first time during restaurant week in Philly. They had a fixed priced $35 menu which, though quite limited, offered some delicious dishes. The service is very good and the food is well prepared and presented.

Thank joeF_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating cuban food for more than 30 years. Both in Miami and Puerto Rico. I have eaten in restaurants and in private homes. This place was awful. Once of my favorite dishes is Vaca Frita. This place ruined it. We were a...More

Thank Israel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. We decided to take our children here after seeing a show and before visiting Spruce Street Harbor Park. We arrived on Sunday when they first opened with my husband and our 2 daughters. (14 and 11) We...More

Thank Krissyalx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love good food, and ambiance, then you'll love Alma de Cuba. The food is excellent and so is the service.

Thank MaraS2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it was our last night in Philly and my dining companion and I wanted to find something really special. Of course, after combing the selection on TripAdvisor, we decided on Alma de Cuba. We thought it would be fun because we were just in...More

Thank paulsolet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking through a long list of fine restaurants in the Rittenhouse Square area, I chose Alma for a special dinner with my other half. Balky came though on all his recommendations. Our server, Thomas, had plenty to say about all of the options, which were...More

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family to visit Philly, having been there a few times myself, decided to come to Alma. And it was an amazing choice. Amazing flavors on all dishes.

Thank umayadc
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The ceviche is really excellent...would recommend getting an assortment. Service was excellent and friendly. I had the pork as a main. It was very tasty, but also was very fatty...which is the reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars. Overall a good choice.

Thank SanDiegoW_traveler
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My daughter and I ate at Alma de Cuba. What a cute and friendly restaurant! My daughter had the scallops and was disappointed because there were only 3. I had fish (can't remember which) and it was delicious. The wait staff was terrific, as was...More

Thank Super593
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent flavors from the ceviche to the skirt steak everything was delicious. The pork and the paella were excellent as well. Highly recommend the plantains. Can't go wrong!!

Thank Lauren G
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Diane T
26 August 2015|
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Response from Brad J | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but I have not ordered wine in my three visits. I usually expect this as a standard at my favorites, but their Cuban/Caribbean drinks are so great... I never thought about it. Nor did my many guests.
2 January 2015|
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Response from litlhafgost | Reviewed this property |
Dressy casual is fine, but you wouldn't be out of place if you were dressed up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
    (Between 16th and 17th)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station. Walk 2.5 blocks West; The 42 Bus Route Runs on Walnut Street and Locust Street. 17th Street stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-1799
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