Stephen Starr establishments tend to be special restaurants. Alma de Cuba is no exception. This Philadelphia restaurant serves Cuban cuisine and gives off a modern Latin vibe. This Cuban restaurant might be the closest place to your Rittenhouse Claridge apartment to find authentic Cuban cuisine.
The modern Latin touch is evident in the dining room of this upscale restaurant in Rittenhouse Square. Candles light the room and old-time photos of Cuba are projected on the walls. The food, of course, is the main attraction at Alma de Cuba. Start with an appetizer such as the rainbow ceviche with tuna, olives and capers, royal palm dates wrapped in bacon, or lamb neck casabe. A favorite entrée among diners is the vaca frita. Don't pass up the chocolate cigar, which is a chocolate mousse covered almond cake. Alma de Cuba also serves a variety of drinks including beer, wine, and cocktails. For a distinctive taste, try the caipirinha with rum, sugar, and lime juice or the mojito.