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Alma de Cuba

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Alma de Cuba Review

A bit of scrolled ironwork greets diners, followed by a swank bar pulsating with Cuban music that lets everyone know this is a happening place. Find a seat here because you may wait a while, even with a reservation. The service is a bit chaotic, but the mojitos are refreshing and you won't be easily bored. The decor is evocative of pre-Castro Havana, with dim lighting, mod seating, and larger-than-life images of tobacco fields projected onto the walls. The menu contains a few genuine dishes, such as lechon asado (crispy roasted pork) and a wide selection of ceviche, all prepared by star chef Douglas Rodriguez. Although oysters are not generally considered Cuban, they're a knockout here, served fried over fufu (mashed sweet plantains studded with bacon).

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 05-19-2011

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    Good food and Good for group

    Dinner here is good- ceviche is really good-all entrees we have tried have been good and nice size portions. Nice atmosphere-multi level-good for groups. Service is very friendly. The bread and dipping sauce they serve you when you arrive is really good.

    by lark00law, 4/23/07
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    So Good, We Came Back Again for Dinner!

    We headed to Alma de Cuba for dinner this weekend and had to sit in the bar, as we didnt have a reservation. Disregarding the smokiness of the bar area, the drinks and meal were absolutely phenomenal!!!!! I didnt 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.

    by TheTripChick, 3/5/07

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