Alma De Cuba

Cuban Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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  • Ashley T.
    "ceviches here are to die for and the selections"(20 Tips)
    Jocey
    "The mojitos and the mango martini are amazing!"(18 Tips)
    The Vyne
    "The Chocolate Cigar is the ultimate to die for dessert!"(10 Tips)
    Mrin P.
    "The lentil and rice cakes are amazing."(2 Tips)
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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)
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShifmanJanuary 10
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!!!!
  • 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.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing atmosphere. Cigar old fashioned is phenomenal and the salmon entree is off the chain.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Ikai L.
    Ikai LanSeptember 9, 2012
    Don't leave without getting the smoked marlin fish tacos. All the food here is amazing, though
  • 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!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChenJanuary 19, 2016
    Excellent ambience, service and choice of entrees. Definitely have their famous mojitos
  • GrantBwpg
    GrantBwpgMarch 30, 2013
    Amazing Long Island Fluke ceviche! Try to get a cute table by the front windows!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • Jocey
    JoceyMarch 16, 2011
    The mojitos and the mango martini are amazing! Skirt steak is delicious! Chocolate cigar for dessert = Yummy!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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 - SFSJanuary 23, 2015
    The duck ropa vieja is simply amazing.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranFebruary 2, 2012
    There food is delicious! Try the ensalada de Tierra! Dressing is bangin!!
  • Rick G.
    Rick Garcia - SFSAugust 22, 2013
    Mojito, rainbow ceviche and vaca frita. Perfect combination. Fantastic!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Esther
    EstherJanuary 25, 2013
    It was awesome!!! So much ambiance and top notch service!
  • Casey C.
    Casey ChesterOctober 21, 2013
    Beautiful Restaurant. The Vaca Frita was incredible.
  • Kait L.
    Kait LOctober 15, 2010
    $6 drinks and $6 taps weekdays 5 to 7 pm. great deal and great food and drinks !
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChambersApril 2, 2010
    The skirt stake with rice and beans is AWESOME here. Look out for music on the almadecubarestaurant.com website if you visit. Read more
  • 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
  • Stefan Z.
    Stefan ZoniaApril 17, 2011
    Ceviche is terrific. Mojitos are loaded with mint and sugar cane. Delicious!
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 24, 2014
    Nice selection of single malts.
  • The Vyne
    The VyneJuly 5, 2010
    The Chocolate Cigar is the ultimate to die for dessert! So yummy and great for sharing!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 7, 2011
    Try the Dark & Stormy, one of Philadelphia's best drinks. Read more
  • Mrin P.
    Mrin PatilSeptember 16, 2012
    The lentil and rice cakes are amazing. A must-have!
  • John L.
    John LopezNovember 30, 2013
    Just eat at the bar. Lots of fun people to talk to here!
  • Oyinkansola A.
    Oyinkansola AyobiojoNovember 11, 2014
    Really disappointed with my experience here. The arroz con pollo was inedible and had to be sent back and remade. I would pass this place up for Mixto if you really want Cuban food.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BFebruary 1, 2012
    I waited a solid 15 minutes for a drink in the lounge area.....waitress just disappeared!
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventFebruary 28, 2016
    Good for dates, the cocktails are great.
  • Alana
    AlanaApril 14, 2013
    Most amazing mojitos ever. Passion fruit suave. Too bad they're so small :c
  • the 215 socialite
    the 215 socialiteJanuary 10, 2012
    Vaca Frita and an Alma Colada (or three). Sort of pricey, but won't disappoint.
  • Evan L.
    Evan LevineJanuary 1, 2012
    The Tuna Tartare Tacos are Alma De Amazing
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CornsnakeAugust 8, 2014
    The lighting is a little dim so be aware.
  • Oscar G.
    Oscar GonzalezAugust 19, 2013
    Vaca frita. And ceviches. Must haves
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 2, 2011
    The perfect spot to take your friends for one last drink and end up having five. Read more
  • Ethan G.
    Ethan GoldsteinNovember 3, 2011
    Bacon wrapped figs...drool. say yes to the sangria!!!
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BjorklundDecember 24, 2011
    Definitely try royal palm dates. Awesome!
  • girl v.
    girl vegasFebruary 15, 2012
    Try the Chocolate Cigar - Chocoholic!
  • Luba B.
    Luba BelskayaOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome happy hour deals!
  • Betsey T.
    Betsey TsaiMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour til 630 or 7 - $6 truffle guacamole
  • Glen G.
    Glen GilmoreMay 9, 2013
    Service is great
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SchaefferApril 17, 2013
    Try the Chocolate Cigar - OMG
  • Nick M.
    Nick MontoyaOctober 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the oysters, strip steak (vaca frita), tapioca pudding and a mojito and you're set
  • Rost K.
    Rost KAugust 13, 2014
    The best ceviche in Philadelphia.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BauderApril 21, 2012
    The salmon is very nicely done.
  • Elsie H.
    Elsie HwangJanuary 26, 2013
    Love their buns!!
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WilsonJanuary 22, 2015
    The duck is great
  • Roberto
    RobertoFebruary 6, 2011
    order the fried oysters! you won't regret it!
  • Neda K.
    Neda KhanjariNovember 10, 2013
    They say just get a few ceviche instead of entries.
  • My N.
    My NguyenNovember 21, 2012
    Wonderful food, but I question the price.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineFebruary 28, 2011
    Try the Alma Colada. A piña colada reimagined with passion (fruit). Read more
  • Naveen M.
    Naveen MuruganJune 2, 2016
    Mojitos are great.
  • D G.
    D GheebsSeptember 9, 2014
    Lechon asado is great!
  • Karoline K.
    Karoline KomolafeJune 26, 2013
    The scallops were delicious.
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GuoSeptember 10, 2014
    Restaurant week menu is very disappointing. Chose a different restaurant to enjoy.
  • Rita G.
    Rita G.January 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The fried yucca is a must.
  • Zeynep O.
    Zeynep OnartDecember 22, 2013
    Best Mojitos in Philadelphia!
  • Yoram v.
    Yoram van DijkSeptember 17, 2014
    Ceviche was really good
  • Stephanie E.
    Get the date appetizer!
  • www.neflowerboutique.com B.
    Great place .my favorite of all Read more
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WJune 26, 2015
    Vaca frita. Enough said.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CraigFebruary 7, 2015
    Kale salad, Durango with Malbec
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon K.October 24, 2011
    The Suave Mojito is the bomb!
  • Yoram v.
    Yoram van DijkSeptember 17, 2014
    Ceviche and the ambiance!
  • Sleep G.
    Sleep GoblinMay 2, 2010
    Definitely go for the Chocolate Cigar! Yum!
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WangJune 27, 2013
    Popcorn ice team!
  • Daniel J.
    Daniel JafariAugust 19, 2013
    Sublime mojitos
  • Corey F.
    Corey FarrellMarch 15, 2012
    Vaca Frita. Nuff said.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CedilloMarch 24, 2012
    Black Cherry Caipirinha buenazaaaa!
  • Lev G.
    Lev GelfandFebruary 21, 2011
    Drink service is extremely slow. Order another cocktail when you are half way done with the one you have.
  • Admiral L.
    Admiral LopezFebruary 26, 2012
    I find this a deplorable attempt at quasi-Cuban cuisine. Drinks are mediocre at best. Would not return.
  • Ramiro D.
    Ramiro DelgadoDecember 4, 2014
    Muy bueno el "ceviche sampler" y un mojito de compañía
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