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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cuban Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–11PM
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801 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001
801 9th Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20001
$$Cuban Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Cuban Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Caribbean Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–11PM
Monday 11:30AM–11PMTuesday 11:30AM–11PMWednesday 11:30AM–11PMThursday 11:30AM–11PMFriday 11:30AM–2AMSaturday 11:30AM–2AMSunday 11:30AM–11PM
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor, upbeat Latin music and Concept Chef/Partner Guillermo Pernot's delectable menu of classic and contemporary Cuban cuisine make all of our restaurants a must-see, must-experience dining destination.
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Cuban cuisine & a vast rum bar accented by Caribbean decor & late-night salsa dancing.- Google
"Stick to the happy hour menu folks!"
"Service was decent, bottle service was not overly overpriced."
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Traveler N
a month ago
First time went there with friends for the "Latin Nightlife". Bought a bottle of beer for $10, took a sip, danced a little, turned around and it was gone. Went back bought another bottle, and the guy who works there was trying to take my drink and a few other people's unfinished drinks. i stopped him and he said that he was "cleaning up". What the #$%! you clear the area when the bottles and glasses are empty! Apparently they played a dirty game of hijacking your drinks so you have to go back to keep buying their overpriced drinks! Cheap and disreputable!!!
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Jamilet Diaz
2 weeks ago
I'm sure I should have known before going here that I wasn't going to get a authentic Cuban food experience. Still my hopes we're some what high. The place was gorgeous and very uniquely decorated. Our drinks we're ok, we ordered the chicharones as a appetizer for $13 (ridiculous). They we're drenched in this over bearing garlic sauce with huge chilies that I almost took a bite out of. Than I ordered Churrasco (flank steak) w/ rice and black beans and platano maduro (sweet plantains). My friend ordered Vaca Frita (Fried shredded meat) with the same sides except she got the tostones (fried plantains). Not only was all our food so damn over priced that made our heads spin. But most was cooked badly and did not keep to the real CUBAN foods. Both my parents are born and raised cubans but I grew up on all this food and as much as I know different versions are made. These versions we're not the welcome kind and definitely not for the price and quantity. Everything had way too much garlic on it which was completely over bearing but the amount that was given for the price was ridiculous. My friends plate which was only shredded fried beef was $25. I don't care what your place's name is or what city you are located. That is way over priced. The service was good but I will not come back and WILL NOT recommend to anyone who wants decent Cuban food. I'd rather just invite them to my place for that. They really need to re-look over the menu and re-think what "ACTUAL" Cuban food is.
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Kway Coffie
2 months ago
I had steak and my girlfriend had sea food. Both were excellent. So was the staff; especially for it to be a busy night (Valentines Day). Ciera was our waitress and she did a great job (especially with such a packed house) she Lgave us excellent suggestions and even checked on a substitution to accommodate my girlfriends favorite food. We have been wanting to go to Cuba. This was further motivation. A+
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Kevin Jeter
2 months ago
The food here is delicious. I had the arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) and it blew me away. Also, the chicken and rice is a large portion, so bring your appetite. Speaking of starters, the shrimp ceviche is also a must.
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team viewer
a week ago
This place is ridiculous, we were 5 and we ask for an appetizer, they brought and toston , 1 mariquita, 2 pieces of chicharones and 3 pieces of chorizo. And the food was bad too, I asked for a lechon asado, first the plate was bigger than the table, and of course a little bit of food, and on top of that the lechon asado was very spicy. I am cuban, and I have never seen a Cuban lechon asado spicy. When we were eating, they lift us off the table because it was VIP hour
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Mike Kofron
a week ago
Cuba Libre has very good guacamole served with plantain chips, and the Pyrat XO mojito is great. Paella seems to always be delicious, and it is so here as well.
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Sarina Logan
2 months ago
I went here for resturant week 2016. I wish I had been warned that the resturant week deal meant tapas. Essentially, we paid $22/person for three tapas and fancy bread. The food was great. I especially enjoyed the coconut crab frittas. It wasn't worth the price, and I wish I had been warned about the portions.
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Taryn Meeks
3 months ago
I really like this place! Good food (yry the guac and veggie paella) drinks, big open space. Feels a little like Havana meets Vegas... Maybe bc of the whole outside/indoors feel... But I like it! Def worth a try.


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We were late and our first host was horrible... Davon our second host stepped in and give us an outstanding customer service.
We meet the Manager David and our night was simply fantastic.
The show us that they care ....
Awesome decor, great drink, nice food and excellent Customer Service.
Will recommend to anyone.
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