Alma de Cuba

Bringing the flavors of Cuba to the heart of Philadelphia.

The Culinary Soul of Cuba

Chef Douglas Rodriguez grew up in Miami, where he lived among its large Cuban population. The flavors of Cuban cuisine stayed with him as his career grew, and eventually he opened Alma de Cuba in Philadelphia. The restaurant serves plenty of Cuban fare, along with other Latin American dishes.

Authentic Latin Cuisine

Alma de Cuba’s menu features Latin American classics like ceviche–some with Ecuadorian shrimp, some with white tiger salmon. There are also empanadas–some made with lobster, some made with only vegetables. And of course, there are delicious main courses like Chivo al Vino–goat meat with red wine, olives, piquillo peppers, and coffee-roasted carrots.

The restaurant has an extensive drink menu as well–the house-made sangria is a favorite. The decor speaks to the Cuban spirit–exposed brick, fiery red tiles–but it’s also modern and chic. Anyone searching for a hearty Cuban meal will find one at Alma de Cuba.