By: Gene Yuss
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Alma de Cuba
1623 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Synopsis: I thought that Alma de Cuba had both excellent food and service. The portions were adequately sized for two people to share and were reasonably priced (date night???). The dining area and the restrooms were appropriately clean. I thought there was little room for improvement in the friendliness and professionalism of members of the staff. Overall a physically appealing restaurant with excellent food and service, and I plan on returning in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to someone else based upon this experience.
Meal: Royal Palm Dates, Beef Tenderloin, Sweet Plantains and Dulce De Leche Crepes. I was a little apprehensive about the almond-stuff dates wrapped in bacon with blue cheese; however, it was surprisingly cohesive and more bland than dominated by the blue cheese. The Dates were also a small dish, which was the perfect start to a large meal. The Beef Tenderloin, which I typically get here, was great as always. I asked for the temperature to be medium/medium-rare, and the Beef was a little more rare that I typically appreciate. None-the-less, the menu has a slight change incorporated a crab salad instead of the website indicated sweet corn humita with chipolte sauce. The server recommended the Dulce de Leche Crepes for dessert, and I welcomed the change – as I usually get the Chocolate Cigar. The truffled streusel really won me over on this dessert, and if you’re not looking of the wow factor of the Cigar – this is a great option.
Booze: Mojito Classico was pretty firm on the rum flavor, while the Mojito Suave was much more sweet. Gentlemen, enjoy the Classico and suggest your lady-friend try the Suave…
Service: Lauren was the waitress and Willy was behind the bar. Both went well out of their way to accommodate and please. Willy muddles a mean Mojito by the way…
Rating: On a scale of 0 to 6 spoons, I give Alma de Cuba a 4.5. The plantains were a little dry, and my gamble on the dates wasn’t exactly a home-run. But still the tenderloin, dessert and staff were in no way a disappointment. The perfect venue for a semi-trendy, semi-upscale date night.