Alma De Cuba

Cuban Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
  • Ashley T.
    "ceviches here are to die for and the selections"(21 Tips)
    Bre B.
    "The Black Cherry Caipirinha and El Jefe Mojitos are delicious."(19 Tips)
    The Vyne
    "The Chocolate Cigar is the ultimate to die for dessert!"(10 Tips)
    Larisa G.
    "Great mojitos and caipirinhas"(4 Tips)
110 Tips and reviews
  • ceviche
  • mojitos
  • cigars
  • happy hour
  • romantic
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  • Glen G.
    Glen GilmoreMay 9, 2013
    Great mojitos. Get the truffled guacamole with chips. Seats at the bar are gen full Those surrounding are gen EMPTY -,they are barely padded wood squares Why hasn't mgmt noticed?! (Still like place)
  • Jessica P.
    They do a great happy hour with food and drink specials. The ceviche appetizers are marvelous, and the red sangria delicious and refreshing without being too sweet. The vibe is super cool & romantic.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShifmanJanuary 10, 2017
    The ceviche sampler is a good deal if you don't want to commit to just one. They do seafood so well! My seared sugar cane tuna was great
  • Ed J.
    Ed JessupApril 4, 2014
    This is one of those restaurants you go to and it is so memorable you can't wait to go back. Great ambiance and amazing food! I recommend Alma De Cuba highly!
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthMay 22, 2017
    This is probably the best Cuban I've ever eaten. Everything was amazing - from the food to the service. Verdi Empanadas are the bomb. So is the gnocchi!!
  • Cali W.
    Cali WilderJuly 2, 2015
    Lively bartenders, amazing sangria (white and red are awesome!), try the rainbow ceviche. Separate gluten free menu made ordering super easy. A+
  • Caitlin R.
    Caitlin RyanSeptember 22, 2011
    Happy hour 5-7 1/2 price apps. Get the yellow tail kingfish... Some of the best chiveche I've had outside morimoto. And hello only 8 bucks! Holy mojitos batman!
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
    Ask for Cosmo's pinkest cocktail, better known as the Pomegranate-Grapefruit Caipiroska. All of our favorite juices combined with vodka make for one un-put-downable drink. Read more
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 17, 2011
    Alma de Cuba recalls colonial Havana and evokes the sensual essence of Latin America. Each of the 3 floors while providing an array of bold flavors to satisfy every palette.
  • Krystal H.
    Krystal H.December 11, 2016
    Ceviche on point, scallops cooked perfectly, try the 1929 cocktail-smiley & complex!
  • Pamela W.
    Pamela WatersDecember 10, 2015
    verything! Hot hot hot, restaurant! Great decore! Great food, great wine. Been here a few times, and it never disappoints!
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumOctober 29, 2011
    An interesting and delicious take on Cuban food! Start off with a Ceviche or Chorizo Sliders, and then make room for the Crispy Roasted Pork.
  • Dining Out for Life PHL
    Make your reservation now! Alma De Cuba is participating in Dining Out for Life 2013 by donating 33% of every meal sold on Thursday, April 25. Dine Out, Fight AIDS! To learn more about the cause: Read more
  • Daphne P.
    Daphne PapapolyzouFebruary 8, 2015
    The bread they bring you in the begging may be the best part about this but the duck is really good too as is the salmon.
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneOctober 10, 2012
    Service is hit or miss. Ours dragged on forever while some tables near us turned quickly. Order the Vaca Frita and the Vanilla Flan. Skip the Coconut Tapioca and the Caipirinha.
  • Manny C.
    Manny CabanamanAugust 3, 2013
    Omg!! What a great, great meal! Best Cuban I ever had, and my wife who is Cuban, said it was the best meal!! Highly, highly recommend Alma!!!!!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DeFuryJune 3, 2012
    I had a spectacular experience here. Wait staff was delightful and when they accidentally misplaced the meal I asked to have wrapped up, they gave me an entire new meal!
  • Bre B.
    Bre Bonner2 weeks ago
    The Black Cherry Caipirinha and El Jefe Mojitos are delicious. You must also try the Verde empanadas!
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JohnsonJanuary 23, 2013
    Table at the top of the restaurant. Have the bacon wrapped dates and the albacore tuna tacos are amazing.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 14, 2010
    This spot regularly offers a $39 three-course menu — items change seasonally — for $39 (plus tax and tip). Get it with a classic mojito for $45. Read more
  • Thomas V.
    Thomas Vander SticheleAugust 11, 2014
    I'm a big ceviche fan, and the sampling of five out of eight ceviches we had here was simply delicious.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing atmosphere. Cigar old fashioned is phenomenal and the salmon entree is off the chain.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondNovember 16, 2015
    Great mojitos and caipirinhas, also make sure to try the extensive selection of ceviches!
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BautistaDecember 13, 2013
    Chocolate cigar... doesn't the name convince you yet?? And everything on the sampler appetizer was great!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChenJanuary 19, 2016
    Excellent ambience, service and choice of entrees. Definitely have their famous mojitos
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaughanOctober 4, 2014
    Good happy hour here. If you're in the lounge make sure Julia is your server - she's the best!
  • Ikai L.
    Ikai LanSeptember 9, 2012
    Don't leave without getting the smoked marlin fish tacos. All the food here is amazing, though
  • GrantBwpg
    GrantBwpgMarch 30, 2013
    Amazing Long Island Fluke ceviche! Try to get a cute table by the front windows!
  • Quincy I.
    Quincy IsraelApril 20, 2014
    Definitely, try the 'Thai Micro' cerviche!! Excellent! And, the Thai basil mojito.
  • Dana A.
    Dana AllenJune 22, 2014
    Love the vibe here, and great drinks & menu. Sampler platter was great.
  • David M.
    David MielcarekOctober 9, 2011
    This place is worth it just for their bread abnd dipping oil! The rest - simply best dining experience in Philly!
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley TranJune 1, 2010
    The ceviches here are to die for and the selections are always fresh and seasoned well. Try the sugar cane mojito, they are the best in the city!!
  • JJ
    JJMarch 16, 2011
    The mojitos and the mango martini are amazing! Skirt steak is delicious! Chocolate cigar for dessert = Yummy!
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    get the lechon (tho it is fatty) and vaca frita. try a couple of the ceviches
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LucastuMay 10, 2012
    Best Ceviches are: Sea Scallops, Thai Mixto, & Peruvian Black Bass! Yummm!
  • Rick G.
    Rick Garcia - SFSJanuary 23, 2015
    The duck ropa vieja is simply amazing.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MichaelJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork is absolutely fabulous. But the Pan de Bono is the best.
  • Rick G.
    Rick Garcia - SFSAugust 22, 2013
    Mojito, rainbow ceviche and vaca frita. Perfect combination. Fantastic!
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranFebruary 2, 2012
    There food is delicious! Try the ensalada de Tierra! Dressing is bangin!!
  • ghazooola
    ghazooolaJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vaca Frita is very delicious! Atmosphere is lovely! Service is excellent!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    The vibe was super-cool 10 years ago. Not so much today. But Alma is still the standby for groups who want one more drink at the end of the night. Inevitably, they end up having more than one more.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AxelMarch 5, 2011
    The chocolate cigar alone is worth coming for. Crispy pork and dates were great too.
  • Esther
    EstherJanuary 25, 2013
    It was awesome!!! So much ambiance and top notch service!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    During the week from 5 p.m. to 7 pm get $6 mojitos and $6 appetizers. Read more
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TiddNovember 3, 2011
    Love this place! The bread is bomb! The Vaca Frita is no joke!!!
  • Casey C.
    Casey ChesterOctober 21, 2013
    Beautiful Restaurant. The Vaca Frita was incredible.
  • Bari D.
    Bari DzombaJanuary 26, 2013
    Lentil and rice cakes, asparagus and plantains.... So damn good and healthy
  • Brian G.
    Brian GlickFebruary 21, 2015
    The chocolate cigar desert is not to be missed.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMay 17, 2016
    Bronzino and the chocolate cigar for dessert were the clear highlights. Ceviche imo are just average
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 24, 2014
    Nice selection of single malts.
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