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Alma de Cuba

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City Center West
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1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402 (Between 16th and 17th)
+1 215-988-1799
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hostess was very polite and explained where necessities were located and how to order since this was our first visit. Our waiter helped me select a great meal to accommodate my dietary restrictions and was sincerely concerned about not ordering anything problematic. I recommend the lobster empanadas, vaca fritas, white corn gnocchi, chivo al vino and chocolate cigar with... More 

Thank jestlvr
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Cuban food, great atmosphere...you should try the mojitos, the best in town. The service was outstanding.

Thank lapaos s
Miami, Florida
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the beautiful ambiance, excellent service, and delicious food at Alma de Cuba. They have a "Cuban" style gnocchi on the menu that is fantastic. We also enjoyed the vegetarian empanadas. Their side dishes, especially the smoked carrot puree, were excellent.

1 Thank SusanMochnacs
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from Philly and enjoyed a meal at Alma de Cuba. Great atmosphere. Mojetos are wonderful with a natural sugar cane swizzle stick. The Crispy pork is terrific, a very large portion, big enough to share. Excellent staff and service

1 Thank 291DEA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another Steven Starr restaurant in Center City. Authentic Cuban menu. Dining room on second floor

1 Thank Lsbtravel1
Philadelphia, Pa
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ama de Cuba is multi-level. So if you have trouble walking upstairs this is not the place for you. The dining area is two flights up. The cerviche is the best in the City but pricey. Good drinks and attentive service. There are a number of small plates and if you don't want to splurge for dinner you should at... More 

1 Thank joanz359
Wilmington, Delaware
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary here. What a fantastic experience! The service was impeccable and we can be finicky. Our server recommended a wonderful white wine to go with our meal. Everything was presented beautifully and the pacing of the meal was excellent. We began with a trio of ceviche and each selection was fresh and interesting. My entree, the roasted Bronzino,... More 

1 Thank lovestotravel013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with the Cuban music and muli-tiered seating. Not knowing what to expect, we looked at the menu before we chose to take a table. Looking at the menu really didn't help because we couldn't understand what was on it, but the hostess was so friendly and the atmosphere was so inviting we decided to stay. We are glad... More 

Thank Gail W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere, very high end Cuban. The wait staff was very friendly and first thing our waiter asked was if there were any food issues with our party. As I have soy issues I was grateful for her asking as many options are marinated in soy oil. There were options available without the soy. I had an amazing seared... More 

Thank Victoria S
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter couldn't have been more knowledgeable which helped us make many choices. We had black bean soup, yucca, octopus, stuffed dates and a pork dish. Most portions were small with the exception of the pork which 3 of us shared -so be sure to ask about size. Drinks were expensive. Bread-delish! Black bean soup was good, but I make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$100
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?