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“Great food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba
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Ranked #18 of 4,317 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$100
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, International
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: City Center West
Cross street: Between 16th and 17th
Transit: 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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere with cool interior design. Multiple floors for seating options. Great cuban dishes and amazing desserts. Try the chocolate de bombe.

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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excellent find in Center City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Found myself alone in Philly for a conference and Alma de Cuba was the best Trip Adviser restaurant near my hotel. I had the Empanatas appetizer and the Cuban skirt steak . I am not in anyway an expert on Cuban food, but this food was spectacular. The appetizer had wonderful spinach filling. The skirt steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly - could be cut/ pull with just a fork. The black beans, rice, and sweet-spicy salsa served with the steak pulled the dish together into Caribbean masterpiece.

Expensive. $51 for one person, service adequate. But go there for the food you won't be disappointed

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“outstanding menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

this was our first time to this particular Starr restaurant, but it certainly won't be our last. the ceviche sampler was really fresh and unique, and our entrees were really good as well. we will definitely be back to this great restaurant!

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Outstanding restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

I remembered the restaurant from a couple of years ago and returned. It did not disappoint. The selection of ceviches is both large and incredibly delicious. The taco appetizer was super entrees were fantastic. Service is great. Can't ask for much more.

Visited July 2014
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Warner, New Hampshire
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“A real privilege to dine here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Right from the start I was impressed with the fact the ENTIRE staff - roles and names - are listed on the front page of the menu. What an exceptional level of professionalism by the owners and managers. Our table consisted of all business owners and we very much appreciated the people first attitude.

The waiter was well informed on the menu and he admitted it was only his second week (again nod to the management). Alma de Cuba features several specialized drinks and we sampled them all at our table. The ceviche was well prepared and flavorful without killing the taste of various seafoods. I ordered the Vaca Frita, which was mentioned as their house specialty. It was very good, but it wasn't exceptional. And the table split a "cigar dessert" which is also a house specialty.

The restaurant was full of custom foods and that combined with the excellent ambiance, the well trained and personable staff, and the obvious attention to detail by the management is what rates my 5-star review. You can not go wrong here.

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