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Alma de Cuba

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
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1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402 (Between 16th and 17th)
+1 215-988-1799
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful ambiance for a romantic dinner or just a classy girls night out. We went for my birthday and it was just amazing! The food is so flavorful and the service was wonderful as well. Definitely hope to be back!

Thank sgacts
Princeton, New Jersey
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night which is always a busy time in Philadelphia. We expected a good experience as this restaurant is part of the Starr Restaurant group. The food was delicious and served with great presentation. Our group had lechon asado, octopus and extra to stones. Service was slow and hard to get waitstaff attention however they were... More 

Thank E C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely restaurant with beautiful food. We were made to feel externally welcome and looked after. I have been to Cuba and I would not say the food was authentically Cuban but it was still lovely. If I went back to Philadelphia I would happily go back for another visit

Thank Matthew J
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very good surprise we didn't heard about the restaurant however it was recommended by the Marriot Downtown. Excellent atmosphere Great service and the food is rich and very well presented Recomendamos

Thank Gerirun
Princeton, New Jersey
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during Restaurant Week and Alma de Cuba was quite busy for a weeknight. We ordered from the prix fixe menu, of which all the appetizers were quite good (we were a party of 2 couples). The entrees were quite a disappointment - for such a prestigious event where restaurants (one would think) are featuring some of their best... More 

Thank Lisa S
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our fourth pleasurable visit to this authentic-feel Cuban/American refuge in the midst of Center City's business and retail core. Ask for a table on the cozy first floor,--near the action:couples, singles, and after-work colleagues,winding down. Animated, but not too noisy. (Beware: the steep trips to the THIRD FLOOR rest rooms are cruel! Ask to use the private employees' facility, secretly... More 

Thank BlackIrishBuddha
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for the first time last night as part of Philly's Restaurant Week. There were 6 of us in total. We had a reservation and arrived a little early and so we sat in the bar for a little while and ordered drinks. The drinks were all perfect! We moved to our table when it was ready.... More 

Thank Dave A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister visited Alma de Cuba, one of our favorite restaurants, after being away for over a year. Thankfully, the service, food, and drinks was just as wonderful as we remembered. We tried the Ceviche Trio and was truly fresh and delectable. We had the seafood paella that was outstanding. Service was attentive and helpful--thanks so much for another fantastic... More 

Thank Fro37
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I were in town for a little getaway and to celebrate our Birthdays...Our first stop was Alma de Cuba. WOW. From start to finish, we were amazed...not only by the service and ambiance but the food as well! We started with the Ceviche Trio and we were blown away by the presentation and the flavors! "Some" restaurants... More 

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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This has been one of favorite restaurant to go when we are back in Philadelphia, the staff is great and the place is quite romantic for a nice dinner with your love one. The food is delicious and authentic, the flavoring is nothing like no other. The location is great if you stay in center city, if not there is... 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
Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?