Alma de Cuba

★★★★☆
  • 1623 Walnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 215-988-1799

About Alma de Cuba

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Bars & Clubs
  • Cuban Restaurants
Details
  • After Work
  • $$$
  • Bar Scene
  • Group Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • People Watching
Hours
M-Th 4pm-11pm, F-Sa 4pm-midnight, Su 4pm-10pm
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The food here is amazing. We had the fried vaca and orange glazed pork. A taste sensation for my mouth. The styling is simple and sleek. Great place to celebrate for a special occasion. The chocolate cuban cigar is a great way to top off the night.

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★★★★★

The food here is amazing. We had the fried vaca and orange glazed pork. A taste sensation for my mouth. The styling is simple and sleek. Great place to celebrate for a special occasion. The chocolate cuban cigar is a great way to top off the night.

Pros: great food

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I had an amazing time at Alma de Cuba. We started at the bar. The mojitos were excellent but pricey. We were seated a little late for our (late) reservation but staff kept us informed. The building provides a nice ambiance. Our server was friendly and attentive. We started with a ceviche sampler of shrimp, crab, lobster and scallops. All were excellent. I ordered the sea bass and my fiance had the scallops. Mine arrived on green rice with plantains and stuffed peppers, her scallops came on quinoa with tomatoes and peas. The fish was amazing. Tender, succulent, and covered in a delicious tomatillo, garlic and white wine sauce, it is one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. My fiance's bacon-wrapped scallops were equally delicious and had a great combination of textures. Though the food is expensive, it is WELL worth it I will be sure to return.

2
★★★★★

I had an amazing time at Alma de Cuba. We started at the bar. The mojitos were excellent but pricey. We were seated a little late for our (late) reservation but staff kept us informed. The building provides a nice ambiance. Our server was friendly and attentive. We started with a ceviche sampler of shrimp, crab, lobster and scallops. All were excellent. I ordered the sea bass and my fiance had the scallops. Mine arrived on green rice with plantains and stuffed peppers, her scallops came on quinoa with tomatoes and peas. The fish was amazing. Tender, succulent, and covered in a delicious tomatillo, garlic and white wine sauce, it is one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. My fiance's bacon-wrapped scallops were equally delicious and had a great combination of textures. Though the food is expensive, it is WELL worth it I will be sure to return.

Pros: Great food, Cool atmosphere, Good service

Cons: , Loud

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My graduation night was ruined! The service was so terrible, it didn't matter how the food tasted! The bartender had me wait about 10 minutes to order drinks while he chatted with a female customer who already had a full drink. My boyfriend, who came from out of town, waited 20 minutes for a drink and was never served! We were seated at 11:00 for our 10:00 reservation at the worst table in the house. The "free" appetizer that was offered to make up for our long wait was conveniently forgotten, and I had to ask for bread for my starving party. I have never been treated so poorly. This place should be shut down.

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★☆☆☆☆

My graduation night was ruined! The service was so terrible, it didn't matter how the food tasted! The bartender had me wait about 10 minutes to order drinks while he chatted with a female customer who already had a full drink. My boyfriend, who came from out of town, waited 20 minutes for a drink and was never served! We were seated at 11:00 for our 10:00 reservation at the worst table in the house. The "free" appetizer that was offered to make up for our long wait was conveniently forgotten, and I had to ask for bread for my starving party. I have never been treated so poorly. This place should be shut down.

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Our service was rushed on a busy Saturday night, the service was rude. The food was bland, even the "famous" chocolate cigar was lackluster.

Go to Cuba Libre for a better experience.

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★★☆☆☆

Our service was rushed on a busy Saturday night, the service was rude. The food was bland, even the "famous" chocolate cigar was lackluster.

Go to Cuba Libre for a better experience.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: , Food

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Hip multilevel Starr-port with bar on the first floor and seating on the next two levels. Modern decor and backlit murals highlight the austere dining room. Menu highlights include a number of varieties of ceviche (give in and try ceviche sampler), chilean sea bass enchilada, grilled whole fish of the day (seems to be snapper a lot of times), and surprisingly tasty chicken combo (it only all chicken were this good). Desserts include an elaborate chocolate cigar, an almond cake wrapped in chocolate mousse served with dulce de leche ice cream that looked much better than it tasted, as well as so-so chocolate mousse. You'd be better off filling up on ceviche and skipping dessert if you ask me.

2
★★★★☆

Hip multilevel Starr-port with bar on the first floor and seating on the next two levels. Modern decor and backlit murals highlight the austere dining room. Menu highlights include a number of varieties of ceviche (give in and try ceviche sampler), chilean sea bass enchilada, grilled whole fish of the day (seems to be snapper a lot of times), and surprisingly tasty chicken combo (it only all chicken were this good). Desserts include an elaborate chocolate cigar, an almond cake wrapped in chocolate mousse served with dulce de leche ice cream that looked much better than it tasted, as well as so-so chocolate mousse. You'd be better off filling up on ceviche and skipping dessert if you ask me.

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My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday! Our server MICHEAL was the Best. He spoiled us and his entree and wine suggestions were on point. It is a cozy place w/ dim lighting..very nice for a first date!
It is slightly pricey but worth every dollar! Try it you wont be disappointed. Its not a place to bring the kids, but for that special dinner, for a special someone, I would suggest ALMA de CUBA

2
★★★★★

My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday! Our server MICHEAL was the Best. He spoiled us and his entree and wine suggestions were on point. It is a cozy place w/ dim lighting..very nice for a first date!
It is slightly pricey but worth every dollar! Try it you wont be disappointed. Its not a place to bring the kids, but for that special dinner, for a special someone, I would suggest ALMA de CUBA

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: parking

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1st floor is a lil more relaxed then 2nd & 3rd floor. Food was pretty good. I loved the musik. Had a feeling of Mambo Kings.
GOod starter spot but not a main attraction for the night.

2
★★★★☆

1st floor is a lil more relaxed then 2nd & 3rd floor. Food was pretty good. I loved the musik. Had a feeling of Mambo Kings.
GOod starter spot but not a main attraction for the night.

Pros: Marlin Tacos, Knowledgeable staff, enjoyable music

Cons: bathroom on 3rd floor, high decible surround

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The mojitos are refreshing and the ceviche is delicious! Great decor and nice service. One of the better restaurants I have been to in Center City.

2
★★★★★

The mojitos are refreshing and the ceviche is delicious! Great decor and nice service. One of the better restaurants I have been to in Center City.

Pros: Yummy Mojitos, Yummy Food, Great Decor

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Went with some friends and rolled out of the restaurant completely satisfied! The Beef Tenderloin and Sea Bass were incredible! I couldn't stop eating, even after I was satisfied by the 3-choice ceviche, empanada and squid. It was one of the best meals I've had in the long time. Definitely a great meal!

2
★★★★★

Went with some friends and rolled out of the restaurant completely satisfied! The Beef Tenderloin and Sea Bass were incredible! I couldn't stop eating, even after I was satisfied by the 3-choice ceviche, empanada and squid. It was one of the best meals I've had in the long time. Definitely a great meal!

Pros: Amazing Food, Great Service

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This place was great, but not awesome. I like S.S. ambience better at Tangerine. If you want to go here for a purely "Cuban thing", then let me tell you this: Alma de Cuba is more Miami-Cuban chic, whereas you have to go to Cuba Libre in Old City to get that Old-World Havana feel. Both serve excellent creative Cuban dishes, but comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges.

2
★★★★☆

This place was great, but not awesome. I like S.S. ambience better at Tangerine. If you want to go here for a purely "Cuban thing", then let me tell you this: Alma de Cuba is more Miami-Cuban chic, whereas you have to go to Cuba Libre in Old City to get that Old-World Havana feel. Both serve excellent creative Cuban dishes, but comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges.

Pros: Dim lighting, Creative dishes, Comfortable Temp.

Cons: Pricey, Sparse ambience

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This place is indeed sexy, but more importantly perhaps, the food is quite good. The oysters rodriguez in particular is worth the high prices.

2
★★★★☆

This place is indeed sexy, but more importantly perhaps, the food is quite good. The oysters rodriguez in particular is worth the high prices.

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WoW! what a sexy restaurant. I never had better service at a restaurant and the food is out of this world, the chef and owner must know what they are doing. Fun know it all staff. And the best Mojito in Philly.

2
★★★★★

WoW! what a sexy restaurant. I never had better service at a restaurant and the food is out of this world, the chef and owner must know what they are doing. Fun know it all staff. And the best Mojito in Philly.

Pros: Great food, sexy bar

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That's a very sexy spot; Alma de Cuba supplies the right atmosphere for a hot-romantic night out. In addition, the food is great!

2
★★★★☆

That's a very sexy spot; Alma de Cuba supplies the right atmosphere for a hot-romantic night out. In addition, the food is great!

Pros: Prices are reasonable, Great food, Pleasant staff

Cons: Parking, Parking, Parking

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Went there by myself on one of my first nights in Philadelphia, which normally spells bad service as in many restaurants, singles are all but ignored. But to my surprise, the service was good and the food was excellent. The roast pork was better than my Cuban grandmother... As I said before, the service was good, not excellent. But the quality of the food and the ambience... Mmmmm....

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★★★★★

Went there by myself on one of my first nights in Philadelphia, which normally spells bad service as in many restaurants, singles are all but ignored. But to my surprise, the service was good and the food was excellent. The roast pork was better than my Cuban grandmother... As I said before, the service was good, not excellent. But the quality of the food and the ambience... Mmmmm....

Pros: Food quality, Ambience, Location

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