Alma de Cuba

★★★★☆
  • 1623 Walnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 215-988-1799

About Alma de Cuba

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  • 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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Great place to dine in with your family and friends. Nice ambiance, accommodating staff and great food all in one place. Nothing else to look for in a restaurant.

5
★★★★★

Great place to dine in with your family and friends. Nice ambiance, accommodating staff and great food all in one place. Nothing else to look for in a restaurant.

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This place is great, the ambience, the location and the food.
Great drinks, and great entrees. The prices get a little high if you order too many "sides," one may be enough at most two. The lamb was the best I have had anywhere. Well

3
★★★★★

This place is great, the ambience, the location and the food.
Great drinks, and great entrees. The prices get a little high if you order too many "sides," one may be enough at most two. The lamb was the best I have had anywhere. Well

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By far my favorite restaurant. Food is great. Atmosphere is sexy and great for romantic night out. LOve...LOve...LOVE the MOJITOS!!!

3
★★★★★

By far my favorite restaurant. Food is great. Atmosphere is sexy and great for romantic night out. LOve...LOve...LOVE the MOJITOS!!!

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A LITTLE PRICEY BUT WHAT CAN U EXPECT DOWNTOWN!

FOOD IS BANGING!

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★★★★★

A LITTLE PRICEY BUT WHAT CAN U EXPECT DOWNTOWN!

FOOD IS BANGING!

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First, they lost our reservation so we ended up at probably the worst table in the restaurant, right next to the kitchen. There was a constant flow of traffic, this was supposed to be a romantic dinner but no, it wasn't . You would think since we were so close to the kitchen we'd at least get good service, but no again. We waited 20 minutes just to order a drink and it was another 15 minutes before we received our drinks.

We lived in Miami for a few years and I think I can recognize good Cuban food. Alma De Cuba's food can only be compared to a middling Cuban restaurant at a Miami strip mall.

All around this was a disappointing evening. The service was poor, the food was just average, and I will never have another meal there again.

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★★☆☆☆

First, they lost our reservation so we ended up at probably the worst table in the restaurant, right next to the kitchen. There was a constant flow of traffic, this was supposed to be a romantic dinner but no, it wasn't . You would think since we were so close to the kitchen we'd at least get good service, but no again. We waited 20 minutes just to order a drink and it was another 15 minutes before we received our drinks.

We lived in Miami for a few years and I think I can recognize good Cuban food. Alma De Cuba's food can only be compared to a middling Cuban restaurant at a Miami strip mall.

All around this was a disappointing evening. The service was poor, the food was just average, and I will never have another meal there again.

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This place has absolutely nothing of Cuban/Central/South American cuisine, if not some dishwashers in the back of the kitchen likely paid minimal wage.
Well.. I guess it all depends on what you are looking for: if you want ambiance, it's quite nice inside. But don't eat!! The food is bad, served in small portions. The service is horrible. They kept taking my plate out of hands while I was literally eating. And they kept doing
this many times....The meat (CARNE) is horrible. Bad quality and they really don't have a clue how to cook it. Desserts are cheap and poorly served. The vine list is limited. Finally, it is very expensive. 5 people with 1 bottle of vine and just 1 entre each + appetiser ... we topped at $350!! A real shame . I guess America is a real Oasis when it comes to overcharging for bad food. Most people have no education and palate when it comes to food and they pay a fortune for any crap they get service. But I really think Alma de Cuba has not been worth my time and money.... and I gave it two chances and in both cases we left angry and hungry.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has absolutely nothing of Cuban/Central/South American cuisine, if not some dishwashers in the back of the kitchen likely paid minimal wage.
Well.. I guess it all depends on what you are looking for: if you want ambiance, it's quite nice inside. But don't eat!! The food is bad, served in small portions. The service is horrible. They kept taking my plate out of hands while I was literally eating. And they kept doing
this many times....The meat (CARNE) is horrible. Bad quality and they really don't have a clue how to cook it. Desserts are cheap and poorly served. The vine list is limited. Finally, it is very expensive. 5 people with 1 bottle of vine and just 1 entre each + appetiser ... we topped at $350!! A real shame . I guess America is a real Oasis when it comes to overcharging for bad food. Most people have no education and palate when it comes to food and they pay a fortune for any crap they get service. But I really think Alma de Cuba has not been worth my time and money.... and I gave it two chances and in both cases we left angry and hungry.

Cons: poor food, crappy service, very expensive

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This was one of my favorite meals ever! the atmosphere was so cool and the food was exceptional! can't wait to come back

2
★★★★★

This was one of my favorite meals ever! the atmosphere was so cool and the food was exceptional! can't wait to come back

Pros: best mojitos in town

Cons: parking

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Not the tipical cuban restaurant I'm used to in Miami and North Jersey, I just visited this restaurant on 10/11/09 after reading a review on gophila. Not what I expected at all. The dining room is a cocktail lounge with small cocktail tables, the food is not the tipical cuban food I expected. It is over priced for the small food portions they give. Dining room is too dark where one have trouble reading the menu. After filling out their comment card I was approached by the general manager, one Mr. Mark Dombkoski or perhaps DUMBkoski, who after I complaint claimed that the restaurant was not a cuban restaurant. EXCUSED ME. THEY SURE G HAD ME FOOLED. WONT RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE

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★☆☆☆☆

Not the tipical cuban restaurant I'm used to in Miami and North Jersey, I just visited this restaurant on 10/11/09 after reading a review on gophila. Not what I expected at all. The dining room is a cocktail lounge with small cocktail tables, the food is not the tipical cuban food I expected. It is over priced for the small food portions they give. Dining room is too dark where one have trouble reading the menu. After filling out their comment card I was approached by the general manager, one Mr. Mark Dombkoski or perhaps DUMBkoski, who after I complaint claimed that the restaurant was not a cuban restaurant. EXCUSED ME. THEY SURE G HAD ME FOOLED. WONT RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE

Pros: waitreses are very nice

Cons: Dinning room is a cocktail lounge, food sucks

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My husband and I ate at Alma de Cuba this past Saturday. I have nothing but great things to say about this restaurant. We made a reservation through Open Table for 8:30PM. Upon our arrival, we were seated immediately. As we were being led up the stairs to our table, I overheard the Maitre D' tell another patron that the wait without a reservation was two hours. The atmosphere is incredible and we enjoyed the music being piped through the restaurant. For drinks, I had Sangria any my husband had a dirty martini. We started with the 3 plate ceviche tasting. It was out of this world. For an appetizer, we had the fried oysters. I had the Xim Xim for dinner and my husband ordered the lamb. We also shared a side of asparagus. The food was amazing. I have no complaints about the taste of the food. I will say that the portions are small, but since we knew that beforehand, we ordered enough food so that we left feeling thoroughly satisfied. The service was amazing. Our server was extremely attentive. The busboys cleared our plates immediately after we finished eating. The food runners explained what everything was as they were putting your plate in front of you. Our silverware was changed with each course. Overall, we very much enjoyed our whole dining experience.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I ate at Alma de Cuba this past Saturday. I have nothing but great things to say about this restaurant. We made a reservation through Open Table for 8:30PM. Upon our arrival, we were seated immediately. As we were being led up the stairs to our table, I overheard the Maitre D' tell another patron that the wait without a reservation was two hours. The atmosphere is incredible and we enjoyed the music being piped through the restaurant. For drinks, I had Sangria any my husband had a dirty martini. We started with the 3 plate ceviche tasting. It was out of this world. For an appetizer, we had the fried oysters. I had the Xim Xim for dinner and my husband ordered the lamb. We also shared a side of asparagus. The food was amazing. I have no complaints about the taste of the food. I will say that the portions are small, but since we knew that beforehand, we ordered enough food so that we left feeling thoroughly satisfied. The service was amazing. Our server was extremely attentive. The busboys cleared our plates immediately after we finished eating. The food runners explained what everything was as they were putting your plate in front of you. Our silverware was changed with each course. Overall, we very much enjoyed our whole dining experience.

Pros: the food, service, and ambiance

Cons: small portions

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A great place on Rittenhouse Square to meet friends for a drink and a bite to eat. The decor is one feature that makes this place interesting. Stop in for a break from shopping - you won't be disappointed.

4
★★★★☆

A great place on Rittenhouse Square to meet friends for a drink and a bite to eat. The decor is one feature that makes this place interesting. Stop in for a break from shopping - you won't be disappointed.

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It was freezing inside, strange music played and gave me a headache plus i couldn't hear our conversation. Food is tinnnyyyyy so dont come hungry or in attempt to communicate. Its lit too dark as well. Server was trying very hard and sooo nice. The dessert we ordered was the cigar. It was pretty but too stiff, too dark cocoa/dark chocolate for me, too plain. The whole meal for 2 was over 130 but wasn't impressive. I didnt leave amazed or full with delicious food. Go here if you have money and been everywhere else thats classy.

0
★☆☆☆☆

It was freezing inside, strange music played and gave me a headache plus i couldn't hear our conversation. Food is tinnnyyyyy so dont come hungry or in attempt to communicate. Its lit too dark as well. Server was trying very hard and sooo nice. The dessert we ordered was the cigar. It was pretty but too stiff, too dark cocoa/dark chocolate for me, too plain. The whole meal for 2 was over 130 but wasn't impressive. I didnt leave amazed or full with delicious food. Go here if you have money and been everywhere else thats classy.

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This is a great Stephen Starr restaurant. The theme is cuban and latin american. The food is really delicious. There is a bar downstairs and eating upstairs. The bar is somewhat cumbersome to talk to people. I highly recommend the mojito.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great Stephen Starr restaurant. The theme is cuban and latin american. The food is really delicious. There is a bar downstairs and eating upstairs. The bar is somewhat cumbersome to talk to people. I highly recommend the mojito.

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There are many choices for eating establishments in Philadelphia, however, Alma De Cuba stands out as one of the best. From when you first enter the restaurant, you are pleased by the casual elegance of the ambience. Although it can get slightly constricting on the first floor during the dinner rush hour, the second floor is adequately spaced and comfortable. The food is outstanding! The Lechon Asado (crispy skinned pork) is wonderfully flavored and succulent. The Fried Sweet Plantains are probably the best I've had and accompany any meal nicely. As any mojito connoisseur can tell you, they are either hit or miss at restaurants, however, I have never had a bad mojito at Alma De Cuba! The service is very good and patrons are attended to diligently. The only reason I did not give all 5 stars is that it is a bit pricey, however, for Philadelphia, it is not horrible.

4
★★★★☆

There are many choices for eating establishments in Philadelphia, however, Alma De Cuba stands out as one of the best. From when you first enter the restaurant, you are pleased by the casual elegance of the ambience. Although it can get slightly constricting on the first floor during the dinner rush hour, the second floor is adequately spaced and comfortable. The food is outstanding! The Lechon Asado (crispy skinned pork) is wonderfully flavored and succulent. The Fried Sweet Plantains are probably the best I've had and accompany any meal nicely. As any mojito connoisseur can tell you, they are either hit or miss at restaurants, however, I have never had a bad mojito at Alma De Cuba! The service is very good and patrons are attended to diligently. The only reason I did not give all 5 stars is that it is a bit pricey, however, for Philadelphia, it is not horrible.

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I never thought I would write a poor review for a restaurant, but our service tonight was so poor that I don't want another person to waste their money and more importantly, precious time here. We were ignored from the moment we stepped in the door (yes, we had reservations and had to wait)! We waited for 15 minutes at the table before even being brought menus and water - and these by the host because apparently the waitress was too busy. This continued throughout the meal...received our entrees about an hour later and though my tuna was good, it had a slight chill (its pan-seared tuna not pan-frozen). The 3 shrimp that my companion received for his $30 entree, obviously did not fill him up. I'm fine with paying for smaller or "appropriate" proportions at a fancy restaurant, but 3 shrimp is rediculous.

Don't waste your time or money here....the poor service and pricey food for the proportions far outweight the few good items on the menu. Tsk Tsk Steven Starr..maybe you should start taking advice from your former proteje, Jose Garces.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I never thought I would write a poor review for a restaurant, but our service tonight was so poor that I don't want another person to waste their money and more importantly, precious time here. We were ignored from the moment we stepped in the door (yes, we had reservations and had to wait)! We waited for 15 minutes at the table before even being brought menus and water - and these by the host because apparently the waitress was too busy. This continued throughout the meal...received our entrees about an hour later and though my tuna was good, it had a slight chill (its pan-seared tuna not pan-frozen). The 3 shrimp that my companion received for his $30 entree, obviously did not fill him up. I'm fine with paying for smaller or "appropriate" proportions at a fancy restaurant, but 3 shrimp is rediculous.

Don't waste your time or money here....the poor service and pricey food for the proportions far outweight the few good items on the menu. Tsk Tsk Steven Starr..maybe you should start taking advice from your former proteje, Jose Garces.

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I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at Alma de Cuba and was very impressed with all facets of my experience. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant combines rustic beadboard ceilings & ceiling fans with modern recessed light boxes and contemporary seating. The waiter provided excellent service and was very helpful in describing the ingredients and preparation of the many menu choices. I ordered the hamachi ceviche and the grilled salmon with lentils and horseradish cream. The ceviche was fresh and refreshing with a blend of crushed chili and citrus. The salmon was outstanding. There were many flavors and textures that worked so well together - creme, horseradish, lentils, bananas. I must say that this was the best meal I've had in quite a while. And the prices at lunch are unbelievably reasonable for such a quality meal. Others at the table raved about their grilled steak, crispy braised pork, black bean soup and tapioca (served in a large coconut). I cannot wait to return.

2
★★★★★

I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at Alma de Cuba and was very impressed with all facets of my experience. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant combines rustic beadboard ceilings & ceiling fans with modern recessed light boxes and contemporary seating. The waiter provided excellent service and was very helpful in describing the ingredients and preparation of the many menu choices. I ordered the hamachi ceviche and the grilled salmon with lentils and horseradish cream. The ceviche was fresh and refreshing with a blend of crushed chili and citrus. The salmon was outstanding. There were many flavors and textures that worked so well together - creme, horseradish, lentils, bananas. I must say that this was the best meal I've had in quite a while. And the prices at lunch are unbelievably reasonable for such a quality meal. Others at the table raved about their grilled steak, crispy braised pork, black bean soup and tapioca (served in a large coconut). I cannot wait to return.

Pros: Relaxing atmosphere, great food, great service

Cons: none

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Went to Alma de Cuba - several issues: While the wait staff was very pleasant... they just took forever to do everything... to come get our drink orders, to take our appetizer orders, our main orders.... the check... you get the point... I had to get up at one point to go inside to ask them to run my credit card so we could leave.

We ordered a black lobster empanada... good filling, revolting outside.... not worth $18.
The arugula was not fresh in the salad.
Rice and beans were unfortunately quite bland - given that this is a Cuban restaurant, this was really disappointing.
I got the Vaca Frita... which was ok... but its like they poured the WHOLE salt shaker on it... it was unbelievably salty (and of course it took forever to get a glass of water)(and the Coke came as our meal was wrapping up).
I will say their rolls were excellent - but we had to ask for a few more several times, and the second dose came at the end of the meal.... after we were already feeling sick.
I'll spare you the details about the gastro-intestinal issues we experienced afterwards from the food but you can use your imagination.
Big disappointment, I will certainly not be eating here again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went to Alma de Cuba - several issues: While the wait staff was very pleasant... they just took forever to do everything... to come get our drink orders, to take our appetizer orders, our main orders.... the check... you get the point... I had to get up at one point to go inside to ask them to run my credit card so we could leave.

We ordered a black lobster empanada... good filling, revolting outside.... not worth $18.
The arugula was not fresh in the salad.
Rice and beans were unfortunately quite bland - given that this is a Cuban restaurant, this was really disappointing.
I got the Vaca Frita... which was ok... but its like they poured the WHOLE salt shaker on it... it was unbelievably salty (and of course it took forever to get a glass of water)(and the Coke came as our meal was wrapping up).
I will say their rolls were excellent - but we had to ask for a few more several times, and the second dose came at the end of the meal.... after we were already feeling sick.
I'll spare you the details about the gastro-intestinal issues we experienced afterwards from the food but you can use your imagination.
Big disappointment, I will certainly not be eating here again.

Pros: Good bread, pleasant staff

Cons: Everything else - terrible food, terrible service.

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I am not normally the type to write reviews but after the meal that I just had at Alma I felt strongly compelled to warn anyone against making the same mistake. What makes this even more difficult for me to write is that I have held this establishment in very high esteem for many years, having dined here before and having enjoyed some truly amazing meals it makes me both angry and sad to see it sink to such a level of bland mediocrity. From the poorly mixed mojito to the tasteless five plate civiche right up to the steak entree that refused to be sliced this was an absolute culinary train wreck from beginning to end. The one bit of praise I can offer is for the service which was excellent but this did not make up for truly forgettable meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am not normally the type to write reviews but after the meal that I just had at Alma I felt strongly compelled to warn anyone against making the same mistake. What makes this even more difficult for me to write is that I have held this establishment in very high esteem for many years, having dined here before and having enjoyed some truly amazing meals it makes me both angry and sad to see it sink to such a level of bland mediocrity. From the poorly mixed mojito to the tasteless five plate civiche right up to the steak entree that refused to be sliced this was an absolute culinary train wreck from beginning to end. The one bit of praise I can offer is for the service which was excellent but this did not make up for truly forgettable meal.

Pros: Excellent service

Cons: Everything else

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★☆☆☆☆

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First of all, I have to say that this is a truly great restaurant. The decor, especially in the bar/lounge, is like no other. I took my girlfriend here for an anniversary a while back and everything was great, and very romantic.

I am writing because I am annoyed at how Alma's bartender handles happy hour. My girlfriend and I went in for a mojito last Friday at 5:30pm. She had heard there was free tapas and drink specials. This was the Friday before Memorial Day, and the place was near empty (everyone was probably on their way to the shore). I went to the bar and ordered two mojitos. The bill? Seventeen dollars.

Now I admit that I should have asked what the drink specials were first, but in a classy Stephen Starr restuarant should I be required to haggle with the bartender over prices? I assumed mojitos were not a part of the happy hour drink specials, and saw on a drink menu that their normal price is $8.00 (the extra dollar and change was for tax).

The drinks were delightful, and the atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. But there was no tapas to be seen anywhere so my girlfriend assumed she had heard wrong, or maybe that special was only offered Mon-Thurs.

I checked back a few days later to confirm what the specials actually were for a return visit. Then I found out that happy hour is Mon-Fri, and yes there is always free tapas at the bar, and yes mojitos are only $6.00.

Am I supposed to believe the bartender 'forgot' that it was happy hour? It was 5:30pm when we came in. I called and voiced my concerns to the manager, and he was polite and offered to comp a round of drinks on my next visit, but I'm not about to return to a Stephen Starr restaurant and say "Yes, I'm the man who complained, and you owe me free drinks." That would be embarassing.

I'm truly dissapointed in Alma's service. True, it's only four dollars I lost, but it's insulting to be over-charged. I'm a good tipper too.

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all, I have to say that this is a truly great restaurant. The decor, especially in the bar/lounge, is like no other. I took my girlfriend here for an anniversary a while back and everything was great, and very romantic.

I am writing because I am annoyed at how Alma's bartender handles happy hour. My girlfriend and I went in for a mojito last Friday at 5:30pm. She had heard there was free tapas and drink specials. This was the Friday before Memorial Day, and the place was near empty (everyone was probably on their way to the shore). I went to the bar and ordered two mojitos. The bill? Seventeen dollars.

Now I admit that I should have asked what the drink specials were first, but in a classy Stephen Starr restuarant should I be required to haggle with the bartender over prices? I assumed mojitos were not a part of the happy hour drink specials, and saw on a drink menu that their normal price is $8.00 (the extra dollar and change was for tax).

The drinks were delightful, and the atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. But there was no tapas to be seen anywhere so my girlfriend assumed she had heard wrong, or maybe that special was only offered Mon-Thurs.

I checked back a few days later to confirm what the specials actually were for a return visit. Then I found out that happy hour is Mon-Fri, and yes there is always free tapas at the bar, and yes mojitos are only $6.00.

Am I supposed to believe the bartender 'forgot' that it was happy hour? It was 5:30pm when we came in. I called and voiced my concerns to the manager, and he was polite and offered to comp a round of drinks on my next visit, but I'm not about to return to a Stephen Starr restaurant and say "Yes, I'm the man who complained, and you owe me free drinks." That would be embarassing.

I'm truly dissapointed in Alma's service. True, it's only four dollars I lost, but it's insulting to be over-charged. I'm a good tipper too.

Pros: atomosphere, food, drinks, and desserts are great

Cons: disrespecting customers

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Friday evening. Walnut Street bistro sidewalk tables are filled with the young crowd at table with their drinks. Where to eat? Stop and read. No, no more French. No Asian. Then, a place we have so often overlooked: Alma de Cuba. Why not?
We wait only a few minutes for a sidewalk table. A most affable server approaches, hands us the menu - we read. Too much, all too inviting. So, compromise.
First: the Alma Sampler. Such a visual delight. Then we taste. Smoked marlin in minature tacos - the delicate smokey flavor opens the head to the touches to follow. Next, the aOysters Rodriguez - so delicately sensual. Then, the sweetness of the dates bedded in chicory boats. We could have stopped right there. But soup called out. But which one? Chupa de mariscos. We shared. Easily enought for two - and the server was quick to accomodate with no hesitation. But what about a salad? Again - we share. This time the calamari . A moment of hesitation. The squid was delicate and delightful, but the salad portion was a bit less than its description, although the date base was a happy delight.
Now the main course - and again we shared. Grilled bronzino. Now here too a question. The savory and delightful sauces were without compare. The fish itself was a bit uneven - a little overcooked and so a bit on the dry side. Of course there are those who like their fish that way - but if you have entered the world of Asian raw - it's a bit overdone.
Nonetheless - an excellent dinner. Perfect service. Truly different food.

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★★★★★

Friday evening. Walnut Street bistro sidewalk tables are filled with the young crowd at table with their drinks. Where to eat? Stop and read. No, no more French. No Asian. Then, a place we have so often overlooked: Alma de Cuba. Why not?
We wait only a few minutes for a sidewalk table. A most affable server approaches, hands us the menu - we read. Too much, all too inviting. So, compromise.
First: the Alma Sampler. Such a visual delight. Then we taste. Smoked marlin in minature tacos - the delicate smokey flavor opens the head to the touches to follow. Next, the aOysters Rodriguez - so delicately sensual. Then, the sweetness of the dates bedded in chicory boats. We could have stopped right there. But soup called out. But which one? Chupa de mariscos. We shared. Easily enought for two - and the server was quick to accomodate with no hesitation. But what about a salad? Again - we share. This time the calamari . A moment of hesitation. The squid was delicate and delightful, but the salad portion was a bit less than its description, although the date base was a happy delight.
Now the main course - and again we shared. Grilled bronzino. Now here too a question. The savory and delightful sauces were without compare. The fish itself was a bit uneven - a little overcooked and so a bit on the dry side. Of course there are those who like their fish that way - but if you have entered the world of Asian raw - it's a bit overdone.
Nonetheless - an excellent dinner. Perfect service. Truly different food.

Pros: perfect service, quality food

Cons: fish overdone

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I just recently had dinner at Alma de Cuba and can't wait to go back.
dining companion and I had ceviche for the 1st time and it was amazing.
we had the sampler of 3 different varieties, our fave was the crab and lobster w/ coconut milk. it was amazing. the service was excellent, when ceviche came the server took the time to explain each one and the recommended order to eat them for optimal taste. our entrees - chilean sea bass and the salmon were so fresh and perfectly seasoned. the ambience was very intoxicating and of course the mojitos were very tasty. lastly, you must try the chocolate cigar - very inventive and very yummy.
overall, a very classy and satisfying dining experience.

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★★★★★

I just recently had dinner at Alma de Cuba and can't wait to go back.
dining companion and I had ceviche for the 1st time and it was amazing.
we had the sampler of 3 different varieties, our fave was the crab and lobster w/ coconut milk. it was amazing. the service was excellent, when ceviche came the server took the time to explain each one and the recommended order to eat them for optimal taste. our entrees - chilean sea bass and the salmon were so fresh and perfectly seasoned. the ambience was very intoxicating and of course the mojitos were very tasty. lastly, you must try the chocolate cigar - very inventive and very yummy.
overall, a very classy and satisfying dining experience.

Pros: the food, service, and ambience

Cons: parking

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The best part of my visit was the soup. It was obsolutely delicious. I feel that the prices were reasonable with the exception of the drinks. I had the plantiains and chicken which was very juicy and filling and my friend had the same in addition to her bacon wrapped figs. Those looked so good, but I don't eat pork, or beef or shellfish for that matter. I want to def. go back for their Cuban cigar dessert, because we were too full to eat anything else. The ambiance is a plus. We sat upstairs, but I wanted to be downstairs.

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★★★★☆

The best part of my visit was the soup. It was obsolutely delicious. I feel that the prices were reasonable with the exception of the drinks. I had the plantiains and chicken which was very juicy and filling and my friend had the same in addition to her bacon wrapped figs. Those looked so good, but I don't eat pork, or beef or shellfish for that matter. I want to def. go back for their Cuban cigar dessert, because we were too full to eat anything else. The ambiance is a plus. We sat upstairs, but I wanted to be downstairs.

Pros: Soup and dessert

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Was visiting from NY, and actually had a friend recommend this place! Was very happy with everything! The tuna plate was AMAZING! perfectly cooked tuna presented like lollipops, which was wonderful. The projected photos on the walls set a nice mood to this place. My partner ordered the seared scallops and liked it! Generally the plates seemed a little over salted but I would still go back. Server was great, nice and informative. They're doing something right at this place!

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★★★★★

Was visiting from NY, and actually had a friend recommend this place! Was very happy with everything! The tuna plate was AMAZING! perfectly cooked tuna presented like lollipops, which was wonderful. The projected photos on the walls set a nice mood to this place. My partner ordered the seared scallops and liked it! Generally the plates seemed a little over salted but I would still go back. Server was great, nice and informative. They're doing something right at this place!

Pros: food, ambience, service. fine dining but not pretentious

Cons: too much salt in the dishes

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We went during restaurant week. It was nice the food was tender and tasty. My favorite was ceviche, which I never tried before. Also the braised lamb shank was delicious. The mojitos were nice, but it always kills me to pay $10-14 for a drink.

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★★★☆☆

We went during restaurant week. It was nice the food was tender and tasty. My favorite was ceviche, which I never tried before. Also the braised lamb shank was delicious. The mojitos were nice, but it always kills me to pay $10-14 for a drink.

Pros: Nice atmosphere. Good Food.

Cons: Expensive Drinks and Parking.

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I've been walking by this place several times a year for 5 years, and finally made a reservation for dinner. While drinks were very expensive ($32 for 2), the dinner was incredible. I had the Sancocho de Pollo to start and the Vaca Frita. The food was incredible, just be sure to make reservations!

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★★★★★

I've been walking by this place several times a year for 5 years, and finally made a reservation for dinner. While drinks were very expensive ($32 for 2), the dinner was incredible. I had the Sancocho de Pollo to start and the Vaca Frita. The food was incredible, just be sure to make reservations!

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: HIGH drink prices

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We went there on a Friday night to celebrate my best friend's birthday. We had heard and read so many good things about this place that we were excited and looking forward to our dining experience. We were seated very promptly (we had reservations) in the upstairs dining room. The ambiance was nice but a little too loud as it was hard to have a conversation. We ordered a variety of appetizers, the ceviche's and the octopus were very good, but the rest (calamari salad and sweet corn empanada) were rather plain and uninspired. The calamari where chewy and greasy. For our entrees we ordered the pork roast (Lechon Asado), the seafood special of the day (Sea Bass in a plum sauce), and the beef tenderloin. My husband, a cuban food connoiseur, was very dissapointed with the pork- it was dry, greasy, and looked like it had been cooked the day before and then reheated. The fish dish was a total disaster: the fish was bland and rather sweet , the plum sauce was unpleasant to the palate and clashed with the side dish, another sweet concoction of vegetables and fruit. It was so bad, that I barely touched my dinner. The only decent dish was the beef tenderloin. We also had to return a bottle of wine because it was awful. Needles to say, after the dinner experience no one wanted to stay for dessert. We paid over $300 for 5 people for one of the worst dinner experiences in my recent memory. We will not go back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went there on a Friday night to celebrate my best friend's birthday. We had heard and read so many good things about this place that we were excited and looking forward to our dining experience. We were seated very promptly (we had reservations) in the upstairs dining room. The ambiance was nice but a little too loud as it was hard to have a conversation. We ordered a variety of appetizers, the ceviche's and the octopus were very good, but the rest (calamari salad and sweet corn empanada) were rather plain and uninspired. The calamari where chewy and greasy. For our entrees we ordered the pork roast (Lechon Asado), the seafood special of the day (Sea Bass in a plum sauce), and the beef tenderloin. My husband, a cuban food connoiseur, was very dissapointed with the pork- it was dry, greasy, and looked like it had been cooked the day before and then reheated. The fish dish was a total disaster: the fish was bland and rather sweet , the plum sauce was unpleasant to the palate and clashed with the side dish, another sweet concoction of vegetables and fruit. It was so bad, that I barely touched my dinner. The only decent dish was the beef tenderloin. We also had to return a bottle of wine because it was awful. Needles to say, after the dinner experience no one wanted to stay for dessert. We paid over $300 for 5 people for one of the worst dinner experiences in my recent memory. We will not go back again.

Pros: service

Cons: lousy food, expensive, overated

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Mojitos, ceviche, Whole Fish ..... excellent combination of flavors with the ambience to match. The staff was friendly and the experience is highly recommended

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★★★☆☆

Mojitos, ceviche, Whole Fish ..... excellent combination of flavors with the ambience to match. The staff was friendly and the experience is highly recommended

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Wonderful place that stimulates the mind and body!
The music and decor gets you into the Latin mood as the scent of the dishes make your mouth water!
I started with the Alma Sampler wich consists of Oysters Rodriguez (crispy), Smoked Marlin (a bit spicy), and Royal Palm Dates wrapped with bacon and cheese ( a nice balance of sweet and salty).
A classic mojito is just the drink while you await the arrival of your entree. The roast pork (Lechon Asado) was perfectly crisp and still juicy with a tart orange sauce and plantains, the Chilean sea bass was buttery soft served with green rice and fried plaintains (they seem to use a lot of that). Dessert was interesting with a pumpkin cheese cake topped with a pepper whipped cream and cranberry compote (reminds you of Thanksgiving), and the lemon olive oil sorbet that came with the carrot cake was inventive!

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★★★★★

Wonderful place that stimulates the mind and body!
The music and decor gets you into the Latin mood as the scent of the dishes make your mouth water!
I started with the Alma Sampler wich consists of Oysters Rodriguez (crispy), Smoked Marlin (a bit spicy), and Royal Palm Dates wrapped with bacon and cheese ( a nice balance of sweet and salty).
A classic mojito is just the drink while you await the arrival of your entree. The roast pork (Lechon Asado) was perfectly crisp and still juicy with a tart orange sauce and plantains, the Chilean sea bass was buttery soft served with green rice and fried plaintains (they seem to use a lot of that). Dessert was interesting with a pumpkin cheese cake topped with a pepper whipped cream and cranberry compote (reminds you of Thanksgiving), and the lemon olive oil sorbet that came with the carrot cake was inventive!

Pros: inventive menu, free tapas during happy hour

Cons: a bit pricey

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My recent dinner at Alma de Cuba was utterly delicious. I started with a mango mojito that was light, refreshing and perfectly concocted. The rainbow ceviche was excellent, great flavors, the smoked marlin was fantastic, could have eaten that all night. I loved my sweet corn encrusted scallops, sweet corn and scallops are a winning combination in my mind and this dish was perfectly executed. My companion has the crispy pork which had great flavor as well. For dessert I had the chocolate cigar which was such a great rich chocolate dessert, my companion had the tapioca pudding, which I really enjoyed, despite probably being the last dessert I would ever order, it was made with real tapioca and was a great light dessert. The service was great, our table was ready on time, our server was so pleasant and knowledgeable. The restaurant also has a really great atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back!

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★★★★★

My recent dinner at Alma de Cuba was utterly delicious. I started with a mango mojito that was light, refreshing and perfectly concocted. The rainbow ceviche was excellent, great flavors, the smoked marlin was fantastic, could have eaten that all night. I loved my sweet corn encrusted scallops, sweet corn and scallops are a winning combination in my mind and this dish was perfectly executed. My companion has the crispy pork which had great flavor as well. For dessert I had the chocolate cigar which was such a great rich chocolate dessert, my companion had the tapioca pudding, which I really enjoyed, despite probably being the last dessert I would ever order, it was made with real tapioca and was a great light dessert. The service was great, our table was ready on time, our server was so pleasant and knowledgeable. The restaurant also has a really great atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back!

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If people knew how much cheaper this food cost in any other latin restaurant they would feel ripped off....

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★★★☆☆

If people knew how much cheaper this food cost in any other latin restaurant they would feel ripped off....

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Super Pricey...

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We headed to Alma de Cuba for dinner this weekend and had to sit in the bar, as we didn?t have a reservation. Disregarding the smokiness of the bar area, the drinks and meal were absolutely phenomenal!!!!! I didn?t know much about Cuban food, but the dishes we tried were expertly prepared and presented. We enjoyed it so much that we returned two days later! It is highly recommended.

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★★★★★

We headed to Alma de Cuba for dinner this weekend and had to sit in the bar, as we didn?t have a reservation. Disregarding the smokiness of the bar area, the drinks and meal were absolutely phenomenal!!!!! I didn?t know much about Cuban food, but the dishes we tried were expertly prepared and presented. We enjoyed it so much that we returned two days later! It is highly recommended.

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Alma de Cuba has it all -- a first floor bar which makes *great* cachaca and mojitos, a cool lounge-like atmosphere in the back, a cozy third floor filled with family-style tables, and very tasty ropas viejas. Pricey, but hey, you will definitely impress a girl at this place.

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★★★★★

Alma de Cuba has it all -- a first floor bar which makes *great* cachaca and mojitos, a cool lounge-like atmosphere in the back, a cozy third floor filled with family-style tables, and very tasty ropas viejas. Pricey, but hey, you will definitely impress a girl at this place.

Pros: ambience, food, cachacas

Cons: price

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The ambience and food are both great. The service is middling to good. It would have been a great place if it had been better priced. However, you really pay here. We had a $16.99 wine for $65. Most of the food was really delicious, but still, when you end up paying $125 per person, you wonder if there are other places that are better value for money.

We are glad we went once, and had a good time. I just don't think we will be rushing back - there are so many other great places in Philly in that price range.

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★★★★★

The ambience and food are both great. The service is middling to good. It would have been a great place if it had been better priced. However, you really pay here. We had a $16.99 wine for $65. Most of the food was really delicious, but still, when you end up paying $125 per person, you wonder if there are other places that are better value for money.

We are glad we went once, and had a good time. I just don't think we will be rushing back - there are so many other great places in Philly in that price range.

Pros: Great ambience and food

Cons: Very pricey

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What a surpise this restaurant was! I've never been too excited about the Nuevo Latino style cuisine, so I never made it a point to visit this restaurant. After some urging from respected foodies, I decided to give it a try. Wow...how did I miss this for five years?

First, the enviroment was incredible. Seductive low lighting, beautiful well dressed sophisticated clientelle, a bar area with relaxing lounge style furniture. The music was sensual and created a great vibe.

The service was spectacular and I rarely am impressed by service. Everyone was professional, knowledgable, made great recomendations and I never had to ask for a thing. Every upward glance brought acknowledgment from the staff without being intrusive. While I love mojito's, theirs are incredible. They actually make them correctly with sugar, mint and lime, vs. the short cuts of syrups most places use. The cocktail server made a few other cocktail selections that indicated their commitment to quality and freshness at the bar as well as the kitchen.

The food was simply amazing. I was expecting the usual bastardization of latin food. They were very true to authentic food with many dishes classically prepared. It's obvious the ingredients are of the highest quality and the preperation was perfect. I expected over use of hot chili's and garlic as many fusion latino places do, but everything was flavorful without being spicy. The bread is simply incredible. The only knock on the food was one dessert with a spicy (fully disclosed) tone. For dessert it's just the sweets for me, please.

This is certainly one of my favorite finds. I'd like to keep it a secret, but that wouldn't be fair to a restaurant that just simply "get's it" all right. The only negative, the bathrooms are hard to find and the street exposure doesn't suggest there is something special inside.

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★★★★★

What a surpise this restaurant was! I've never been too excited about the Nuevo Latino style cuisine, so I never made it a point to visit this restaurant. After some urging from respected foodies, I decided to give it a try. Wow...how did I miss this for five years?

First, the enviroment was incredible. Seductive low lighting, beautiful well dressed sophisticated clientelle, a bar area with relaxing lounge style furniture. The music was sensual and created a great vibe.

The service was spectacular and I rarely am impressed by service. Everyone was professional, knowledgable, made great recomendations and I never had to ask for a thing. Every upward glance brought acknowledgment from the staff without being intrusive. While I love mojito's, theirs are incredible. They actually make them correctly with sugar, mint and lime, vs. the short cuts of syrups most places use. The cocktail server made a few other cocktail selections that indicated their commitment to quality and freshness at the bar as well as the kitchen.

The food was simply amazing. I was expecting the usual bastardization of latin food. They were very true to authentic food with many dishes classically prepared. It's obvious the ingredients are of the highest quality and the preperation was perfect. I expected over use of hot chili's and garlic as many fusion latino places do, but everything was flavorful without being spicy. The bread is simply incredible. The only knock on the food was one dessert with a spicy (fully disclosed) tone. For dessert it's just the sweets for me, please.

This is certainly one of my favorite finds. I'd like to keep it a secret, but that wouldn't be fair to a restaurant that just simply "get's it" all right. The only negative, the bathrooms are hard to find and the street exposure doesn't suggest there is something special inside.

Pros: Sensual enviroment, great service and food. Well worth the cost.

Cons: A hike to the bathrooms.

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I went here on a sat. night and it was very crowded. The food was good but not worth the $150 check for 2 people.

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★★★☆☆

I went here on a sat. night and it was very crowded. The food was good but not worth the $150 check for 2 people.

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My boyfriend and I went last night for his birthday and had a wonderful evening. Now, it was MIDWEEK so it was not crowded - and that helped. ur server, Daniel was terrific, funny and explained the menu very well. We started with 2 kinds of ceviche, the oxtail empanadas (YUM!) and a wonderful chicken-coconut soup. My boyfriend at the pork (Lechon) which I don't eat - but he enjoyed it. The fried plantain side dish was scrumptious. GREAT. The only con - the restaurant is a lttle dark and the ladies room smelled AWFUL!

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I went last night for his birthday and had a wonderful evening. Now, it was MIDWEEK so it was not crowded - and that helped. ur server, Daniel was terrific, funny and explained the menu very well. We started with 2 kinds of ceviche, the oxtail empanadas (YUM!) and a wonderful chicken-coconut soup. My boyfriend at the pork (Lechon) which I don't eat - but he enjoyed it. The fried plantain side dish was scrumptious. GREAT. The only con - the restaurant is a lttle dark and the ladies room smelled AWFUL!

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My Rating: 8.5 = One of the Best in the City
Ambiance: Very Cool, hip, upscale, and swanky
Dress code: business casual to designer chic
Who will love it: Hip 30 somethings
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Menu: Update Cuban
Food Quality: Food is artfully presented, and tastes very good. Appetizers are better than the main entrees.
Food Quantity: Protein lovers will love it there. Carb lovers will find something beautiful to eat.

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★★★★☆

My Rating: 8.5 = One of the Best in the City
Ambiance: Very Cool, hip, upscale, and swanky
Dress code: business casual to designer chic
Who will love it: Hip 30 somethings
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Menu: Update Cuban
Food Quality: Food is artfully presented, and tastes very good. Appetizers are better than the main entrees.
Food Quantity: Protein lovers will love it there. Carb lovers will find something beautiful to eat.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Apps are better thant he entrees

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I went to Alma for the first time tonight since living in Philly for a couple years. I have heard nothing but good things from friends that have dined there. I had to experiance it for myself. My fiancee and I went, we had made a reservation and upon arriving were seated very quickly. Our waitress was attentive and very courteous. Now the best part was the food. I can't even think of a word other than amazing. I know cuban food and this was a very well done modern twist to the cuban stlye of cooking and flavors. You should deffinately go and try it for yourself!

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★★★★★

I went to Alma for the first time tonight since living in Philly for a couple years. I have heard nothing but good things from friends that have dined there. I had to experiance it for myself. My fiancee and I went, we had made a reservation and upon arriving were seated very quickly. Our waitress was attentive and very courteous. Now the best part was the food. I can't even think of a word other than amazing. I know cuban food and this was a very well done modern twist to the cuban stlye of cooking and flavors. You should deffinately go and try it for yourself!

Pros: great food, priced was fair, service was great

Cons: a little dark

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Ambiance is nice Drinks were great, mojitos, sangria both hit the spot.
Food was average at best for the cost. The scallops were good, beef tenderloin was skimpy (they advertise 8oz.) and fatty. Even if it was supposed to be 8oz. precooked, I ordered it rare so that much weight shouldnt have fell through the grill. I think about 4oz was plated. It was literally two 4in. slivers of meat. Any guy eating it at home would have finished it in 2 bites. Certainly not worth $31. I eat fine dining frequently so Im not one to normally complain about portion sizes at fine dining. The joke of the night was to go out for a steak dessert! The chocolate cigar is a treat in itself and should be ordered. the coffee was good as well.
I wouldnt go back except to relax and order off of the lounge menu.

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★★★☆☆

Ambiance is nice Drinks were great, mojitos, sangria both hit the spot.
Food was average at best for the cost. The scallops were good, beef tenderloin was skimpy (they advertise 8oz.) and fatty. Even if it was supposed to be 8oz. precooked, I ordered it rare so that much weight shouldnt have fell through the grill. I think about 4oz was plated. It was literally two 4in. slivers of meat. Any guy eating it at home would have finished it in 2 bites. Certainly not worth $31. I eat fine dining frequently so Im not one to normally complain about portion sizes at fine dining. The joke of the night was to go out for a steak dessert! The chocolate cigar is a treat in itself and should be ordered. the coffee was good as well.
I wouldnt go back except to relax and order off of the lounge menu.

Pros: decor, ambiance, drinks

Cons: food, cost, portion size

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I've been here a few times and the food is wonderful! Lots of wonderful flavors. Portion sizes are perfect, not too small like some of these restaurants. The ceviche was excellent! Mojitos are fantastic! The food and drinks are quite overpriced, but it's a fun place for a special occasion. Service has always been great and the atmosphere is nice. Can be a little loud downstairs, but the tables are small enough to hear the others in your party. If you're looking for something different and willing to spend about $100 per person for apps, dinner, dessert and drinks, it's the place to go!!

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★★★★★

I've been here a few times and the food is wonderful! Lots of wonderful flavors. Portion sizes are perfect, not too small like some of these restaurants. The ceviche was excellent! Mojitos are fantastic! The food and drinks are quite overpriced, but it's a fun place for a special occasion. Service has always been great and the atmosphere is nice. Can be a little loud downstairs, but the tables are small enough to hear the others in your party. If you're looking for something different and willing to spend about $100 per person for apps, dinner, dessert and drinks, it's the place to go!!

Pros: Service, Great Food, Mojitos

Cons: Expensive

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Great food if a bit too generous in portion size. Excedingly helpful service. More fusion Latin than Nuevo Latin,
Noisy throughout the 3 floors, but the scene was thankfully limited to the lounge area

2
★★★★★

Great food if a bit too generous in portion size. Excedingly helpful service. More fusion Latin than Nuevo Latin,
Noisy throughout the 3 floors, but the scene was thankfully limited to the lounge area

Pros: Inventive menu, Exceptional service

Cons: Noise

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Do not go here if you are not willing to spend over $200 for two. It is VERY expensive but a GREAT dining experience for all. We had three apps, entrees and 4-5 drinks. Portions are small but that's why you order a few more things just so you can try it! I'd much rather have small portions so I could order a few things and share. The bread with that oil is sooo yummy! Ceviche is a must try. Another place you HAVE TO TRY at least once.

2
★★★★☆

Do not go here if you are not willing to spend over $200 for two. It is VERY expensive but a GREAT dining experience for all. We had three apps, entrees and 4-5 drinks. Portions are small but that's why you order a few more things just so you can try it! I'd much rather have small portions so I could order a few things and share. The bread with that oil is sooo yummy! Ceviche is a must try. Another place you HAVE TO TRY at least once.

Pros: valet, creative

Cons: pricey

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okay, the food here is good. but absolutely everything is overpriced. i spent $90 on a dinner there last week that should have cost me $45. $30 wines are on the wine list for $80 or $90. the drinks are expensive, although not ridiculous unless you figure in the tiny size.

it is a shame that this restaurant overprices so badly (feels like extortion) since the food is actually good (not amazing, but where else in the city do you get fried plantains). i'm constantly amazed that people go back (and take me with them). if you're going, try the swordfish, one of the better (and more original) dishes.

oh, and it's a bad sign when the waiter can only recommend the most expensive wine on the wine list (he actually recommended a $145 bottle for a table of 8). maybe i'm just poor, but that's bad etiquette.

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★★☆☆☆

okay, the food here is good. but absolutely everything is overpriced. i spent $90 on a dinner there last week that should have cost me $45. $30 wines are on the wine list for $80 or $90. the drinks are expensive, although not ridiculous unless you figure in the tiny size.

it is a shame that this restaurant overprices so badly (feels like extortion) since the food is actually good (not amazing, but where else in the city do you get fried plantains). i'm constantly amazed that people go back (and take me with them). if you're going, try the swordfish, one of the better (and more original) dishes.

oh, and it's a bad sign when the waiter can only recommend the most expensive wine on the wine list (he actually recommended a $145 bottle for a table of 8). maybe i'm just poor, but that's bad etiquette.

Pros: good food, swordfish

Cons: overpriced, snooty waiters, ridiculous wine price

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Alma de Cuba is a wonderfully different restaurant serving great Cuban inspired food in a relaxing, nicely decorated space. First floor is smoking with tables and a bar (pictured above), second floor is a non-smoking restaurant. Small sweet rolls served with a spicy oil and is great, I ate five small rolls. The cerviches ($7-10 each or 3 for $24) are each better than each other. Lobster, big-eye tuna and scallops were all fantastic. The swordfish is highly recommended as an entrée and is like none you have eaten before, sliced, succulent, and accompanied by a wonder sweet pea puree. Service is prompt and attentive. This is a new favorite of mine.

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★★★★★

Alma de Cuba is a wonderfully different restaurant serving great Cuban inspired food in a relaxing, nicely decorated space. First floor is smoking with tables and a bar (pictured above), second floor is a non-smoking restaurant. Small sweet rolls served with a spicy oil and is great, I ate five small rolls. The cerviches ($7-10 each or 3 for $24) are each better than each other. Lobster, big-eye tuna and scallops were all fantastic. The swordfish is highly recommended as an entrée and is like none you have eaten before, sliced, succulent, and accompanied by a wonder sweet pea puree. Service is prompt and attentive. This is a new favorite of mine.

Pros: food, service, cervishes

Cons: smoking on first floo

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Pleasant decor. Average food. But very popular -- maybe too popular? When I arrived the hostess was being yelled at by someone who had a reservation but hadn't been seated after waiting an hour. Apparently they were booked solid all evening. My party was seated immediately but when we ordered we were warned the food would take a long time to arrive. It took about 45 minutes for the appetizer. A hip place to meet friends for dinner/drinks without expecting a top-rate culinary experience.

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★★★☆☆

Pleasant decor. Average food. But very popular -- maybe too popular? When I arrived the hostess was being yelled at by someone who had a reservation but hadn't been seated after waiting an hour. Apparently they were booked solid all evening. My party was seated immediately but when we ordered we were warned the food would take a long time to arrive. It took about 45 minutes for the appetizer. A hip place to meet friends for dinner/drinks without expecting a top-rate culinary experience.

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Dining and drinking at Alma de Cuba has never disappointed me. The prime Walnut Street location makes a great Suave Mojito w/ a stalk of sugar cane when you are in need of a thirst quenching cocktail. Hungry? Try the lamb, it's the best I've ever tasted infused with Alma de Cuba's Latin flavors. I love the wait staff's uniforms of white jackets as well. You do all the relaxing as they deliver your orders on silver trays.

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★★★★★

Dining and drinking at Alma de Cuba has never disappointed me. The prime Walnut Street location makes a great Suave Mojito w/ a stalk of sugar cane when you are in need of a thirst quenching cocktail. Hungry? Try the lamb, it's the best I've ever tasted infused with Alma de Cuba's Latin flavors. I love the wait staff's uniforms of white jackets as well. You do all the relaxing as they deliver your orders on silver trays.

Pros: delicious, creative, beautiful

Cons: expensive, crowded, need reservations

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Fantastic, a great place to sample different entrees from each of your companions. The portions or good size, but leave enough room, for desert, and rightly so. Everything was delicious.

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★★★★★

Fantastic, a great place to sample different entrees from each of your companions. The portions or good size, but leave enough room, for desert, and rightly so. Everything was delicious.

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Unfortunately, very mediocre food betrays a stylish space with a hip crowd. We started off with three types of soup, none of which was especially outstanding. Our entrees were overcooked and bland. We were expecting a lot more. The drinks were pretty good. I'd say avoid for dinner.

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★★★☆☆

Unfortunately, very mediocre food betrays a stylish space with a hip crowd. We started off with three types of soup, none of which was especially outstanding. Our entrees were overcooked and bland. We were expecting a lot more. The drinks were pretty good. I'd say avoid for dinner.

Pros: Drinks

Cons: Food

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I'm a regular here and don't mind coming back to Alma over and over again. The food is delicious, ambiance is great and service is very good. This place is consistently good, and never disappoints.

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★★★★★

I'm a regular here and don't mind coming back to Alma over and over again. The food is delicious, ambiance is great and service is very good. This place is consistently good, and never disappoints.

Pros: Consistent, Great ambiance, Great food

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Though our crowd came late for a nightcap after a long Saturday night, the Mojitos were tasty and the downstairs lounge was sleek and comfortable. The sepia tone projections on the white panelled walls showed faces of happy, life-worn people smiling benevolently. It was then end of a perfect evening.

2
★★★★☆

Though our crowd came late for a nightcap after a long Saturday night, the Mojitos were tasty and the downstairs lounge was sleek and comfortable. The sepia tone projections on the white panelled walls showed faces of happy, life-worn people smiling benevolently. It was then end of a perfect evening.

Pros: decor, mojitos

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