Alma De Cuba

Cuban Restaurant and Bar · Center City West
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 251 votes

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    The Vyne
    "The Chocolate Cigar is the ultimate to die for dessert!"(9 Tips)
    Ashley T.
    "ceviches here are to die for and the selections"(18 Tips)
    "The mojitos and the mango martini are amazing!"(17 Tips)
    Mrin P.
    "The lentil and rice cakes are amazing."(2 Tips)
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  • ceviche
  • chocolate cigar
  • mojitos
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • romantic
  • trendy
  • lively
  • lentil and rice cakes
  • good for groups
  • caipirinhas
  • sangria
  • cozy
  • oysters
  • tacos
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • desserts
  • fancy
  • tapioca
  • Glen G.
    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)
    Glen Gilmore · May 9, 2013
  • STARR Restaurants
    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.
    STARR Restaurants · June 17, 2011
  • 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
    Cosmopolitan Magazine · June 15, 2011
  • Barrett L.
    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.
    Barrett Lane · October 10, 2012
  • Caitlin R.
    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!
    Caitlin Ryan · September 22, 2011
  • Ed J.
    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!
    Ed Jessup · April 4, 2014
  • Matt D.
    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!
    Matt DeFury · June 3, 2012
  • Oyinkansola A.
    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.
    Oyinkansola Ayobiojo · November 11, 2014
  • Cali W.
    Lively bartenders, amazing sangria (white and red are awesome!), try the rainbow ceviche. Separate gluten free menu made ordering super easy. A+
    Cali Wilder · July 2, 2015
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    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.
    Bullfrog & Baum · October 29, 2011
  • Ashley T.
    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!!
    Ashley Tran · June 1, 2010
  • 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
    Dining Out for Life PHL · April 23, 2013
  • Pamela W.
    verything! Hot hot hot, restaurant! Great decore! Great food, great wine. Been here a few times, and it never disappoints!
    Pamela Waters · December 10, 2015
  • Daphne P.
    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.
    Daphne Papapolyzou · February 8, 2015
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    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.
    Philadelphia Magazine · January 3, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    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
    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2010
  • Sarah C.
    The skirt stake with rice and beans is AWESOME here. Look out for music on the website if you visit. Read more
    Sarah Chambers · April 2, 2010
  • David M.
    This place is worth it just for their bread abnd dipping oil! The rest - simply best dining experience in Philly!
    David Mielcarek · October 9, 2011
  • Jocey
    The mojitos and the mango martini are amazing! Skirt steak is delicious! Chocolate cigar for dessert = Yummy!
    Jocey · March 16, 2011
  • Thomas V.
    I'm a big ceviche fan, and the sampling of five out of eight ceviches we had here was simply delicious.
    Thomas Vander Stichele · August 11, 2014
  • Pamela J.
    Table at the top of the restaurant. Have the bacon wrapped dates and the albacore tuna tacos are amazing.
    Pamela Johnson · January 23, 2013
  • Alyssa B.
    Chocolate cigar... doesn't the name convince you yet?? And everything on the sampler appetizer was great!
    Alyssa Bautista · December 13, 2013
  • Joe C.
    Amazing atmosphere. Cigar old fashioned is phenomenal and the salmon entree is off the chain.
    Joe C · August 7, 2014
  • Larisa G.
    Great mojitos and caipirinhas, also make sure to try the extensive selection of ceviches!
    Larisa Grollemond · November 16, 2015
  • Connie C.
    Excellent ambience, service and choice of entrees. Definitely have their famous mojitos
    Connie Chen · January 19
  • Manny C.
    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!!!!!
    Manny Cabanaman · August 3, 2013
  • Colin L.
    Bronzino and the chocolate cigar for dessert were the clear highlights. Ceviche imo are just average
    Colin Lee · 1 week ago
  • Ikai L.
    Don't leave without getting the smoked marlin fish tacos. All the food here is amazing, though
    Ikai Lan · September 9, 2012
  • GrantBwpg
    Amazing Long Island Fluke ceviche! Try to get a cute table by the front windows!
    GrantBwpg · March 30, 2013
  • The Vyne
    The Chocolate Cigar is the ultimate to die for dessert! So yummy and great for sharing!
    The Vyne · July 5, 2010
  • Greg M.
    Good happy hour here. If you're in the lounge make sure Julia is your server - she's the best!
    Greg Maughan · October 4, 2014
  • Nick M.
    Order the oysters, strip steak (vaca frita), tapioca pudding and a mojito and you're set
    Nick Montoya · October 4, 2009
  • Quincy I.
    Definitely, try the 'Thai Micro' cerviche!! Excellent! And, the Thai basil mojito.
    Quincy Israel · April 20, 2014
  • Sara A.
    The chocolate cigar alone is worth coming for. Crispy pork and dates were great too.
    Sara Axel · March 5, 2011
  • Dana A.
    Love the vibe here, and great drinks & menu. Sampler platter was great.
    Dana Allen · June 22, 2014
  • Kait L.
    $6 drinks and $6 taps weekdays 5 to 7 pm. great deal and great food and drinks !
    Kait L · October 15, 2010
  • Kimberly L.
    Best Ceviches are: Sea Scallops, Thai Mixto, & Peruvian Black Bass! Yummm!
    Kimberly Lucastu · May 10, 2012
  • ghazooola
    Vaca Frita is very delicious! Atmosphere is lovely! Service is excellent!
    ghazooola · January 24, 2012
  • Greg M.
    The pork is absolutely fabulous. But the Pan de Bono is the best.
    Greg Michael · July 31, 2013
  • Nancy T.
    There food is delicious! Try the ensalada de Tierra! Dressing is bangin!!
    Nancy Tran · February 2, 2012
  • Admiral L.
    I find this a deplorable attempt at quasi-Cuban cuisine. Drinks are mediocre at best. Would not return.
    Admiral Lopez · February 26, 2012
  • Aileen T.
    get the lechon (tho it is fatty) and vaca frita. try a couple of the ceviches
    Aileen Tse · March 25, 2013
  • Christina B.
    I waited a solid 15 minutes for a drink in the lounge area.....waitress just disappeared!
    Christina B · February 1, 2012
  • the 215 socialite
    Vaca Frita and an Alma Colada (or three). Sort of pricey, but won't disappoint.
    the 215 socialite · January 10, 2012
  • Anthony T.
    Love this place! The bread is bomb! The Vaca Frita is no joke!!!
    Anthony Tidd · November 3, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    During the week from 5 p.m. to 7 pm get $6 mojitos and $6 appetizers. Read more
    Philadelphia Magazine · August 15, 2012
  • Rick G.
    Mojito, rainbow ceviche and vaca frita. Perfect combination. Fantastic!
    Rick Garcia - SFS · August 22, 2013
  • Stefan Z.
    Ceviche is terrific. Mojitos are loaded with mint and sugar cane. Delicious!
    Stefan Zonia · April 17, 2011
  • Rick G.
    The duck ropa vieja is simply amazing.
    Rick Garcia - SFS · January 23, 2015
  • Esther
    It was awesome!!! So much ambiance and top notch service!
    Esther · January 25, 2013

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