The only things which we enjoyed were the dates amazing and the vaca frita. High energy, and a dark but inviting ambience. At this point, everyone around started tutting and I suggested in an undertone that we all tip our multi-coloured cocktails over his pristine white shirt. This is a really terriffic restaruant. Animated conversation and laughter, however, come standard. A superbly restored, beautifully kept 18th Century Russian Orthodox church.
As we were such a big group there was a limited menu but still enough to satisfy the whims of every traveller. At Alma de Cuba, the pork is marinated with a kumquat-yuzo sauce a slightly sweet mixture like orange and soy sauce. But as the noise increased and the food was served, I became disappointed. Good old Alma, been around for a while and still hasn't gotten any less pretentious. I can honestly say that alma de cuba was one of the most amazing eating experiences i've ever had! It is impressive in its own way and the carnival dancers that accompany the drop are an interesting interruption. I was told this never happens and to please not make this the standard for which we compared every other meal on tour.
All dishes were very well presented. Their wine selection is very good and the staff is knowledgeable about pairings. I found the Warm Guava and Cheese Pastelles to be equally as invigorating. The menu offers a wide array of outstanding meal options that made our mouths water just reading! We cannot wait to go back! If you are visiting Liverpool, this is a quintessential hotspot you have to see for yourself. Next to arrive on the table is the Pan Roasted Muscovy Duck. Alma de Cuba is a bar and restaurant which certainly stays long in the memory as it offers something unique to the customer which is always a good thing. I had the Vaca Frita which was the highlight of the meal.
Two people would be too full for their mains if they shared this! Special props go to the Mojito though. I highly recommend the Lechon Asado and the sweet plantains. I've sampled them at many, many places and no one can seem to hit the perfection of the Alma De Cuba Mojito. As a post-degree celebration, we thought, heck why not splash out a little and go down to Alma! Dinner Menu Ceviche Long Island Fluke 15. We ate upstairs, overlooking the ground floor, a lovely view of the whole restaurant. My son loved the Lechon Asado.
It had been some time since I was here last and I have to say that was my loss - what a terrific restaurant!! Although the foods are expensive, the quality of the food seems worth it. Set in an old church dating back to the mid 1700s, the interior is easily one of the most impressive bars or restaurants in the city as lots of the original features have been retained such as the pews, stained glass and gold ornaments. The lower level is a combination bar and lounge area. Saturday Main Dining Room Dinner 5 p. Thursday Main Dining Room Happy Hours 5 p. We ordered a bottle of the Celeste Crianza 2009 and were satisfied to the last drop. Early in the afternoon or evening, you can sit at the bar while a skilled bartender takes his time to truly craft a drink.
I definitely recommend this restaurant to all visiting philly. Our waiter did a wonderful job of suggesting wine to go with our entrees. We were sat upstairs in the dining room and were told that Happy Hour is in the lounge only but that we could get our drinks from the bar downstairs and bring them to the table. It was incredibly juicy, some of the most tender chicken I've had. If you ever have someone to impress, be it colleagues, dates or new friends, you can't go far wrong with this beauty. For starters she had the duck spring rolls and i had the butternut squash rissotto.
Even though I typically don't eat bread I couldn't resist. I paired this dish with fruit-forward Pinot Noir from Chile, which brought out all of the best flavors in the dish. The food was incredible but the service was very slow. Followed by the honey glaze ribs ,which were alot spicier than i had anticipated,but still very tasty! We both had the Corn and Sweet potato bisque, which was one of the best soups we've had. The place itself is small from the outside but has enough room to offer a comfortable dining experience within and the key thing is that they manage to make you feel very relaxed. Accompanying the excellent cocktail menu is a very sophisticated wine list, full of tasty offerings. These opulent features … window.
A colourful and vibrant fusion of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences, Alma de Cuba offers a spectacular dining and nightlife experience. The service is supreme, it can sometimes be a little slow but that doesn't bother me in the slightest as it simply gives one more time to drink in the amazing surroundings. It's absolutely luxurious, and even harbours the original altar and pews amongst bright, glowing candles and a stunning atmosphere. The place itself is very impressive - a converted church festooned with dripping candles. Some patrons had their cell phones out to read the menu. The strength of the restaurant was the atmosphere. It is set in plots of popular regions and varietals, making it easy to navigate for amateur and connoisseur alike.
Main Dining Room Happy Hours 5 p. The oyster appetizer looked great, but was more breading than oyster. You can actually hear it sizzling as the mix of aromas waft up and cause your mouth to water! Checked it out on-line and decided we just had to try this place if for nothing else but the atmosphere and decor. The only complaint I have is that the cocktails are small and loaded with ice. It's delicious, and that's the main thing. The food here is great with their steak and brazen beef being particular highlights for me accompanied by a healthy portion of wine which went down very well indeed.
The food was outstanding, exspecially desserts We would definately recommend Alma de Cuba to anyone that wants a great dining experience, that is also wallet friendly. Can you imagine a more spectacular setting for a restaurant? This is a huge plus in my book! Service was impeccable, food delicious, atmosphere amazing, at 11pm when all the petals are thrown they now have crazy Cuban type dancing, it feels like a real fiesta party, but at the same time if you're upstairs eating you're detached enough to not be too swept up in all the sweat and noise - it's up to you where you'd choose to be. Overall it is a place worth going to Came to Alma de Cuba with a group of 6 for dinner. We have rated this as our best dinning out event!! We were staying in a hotel across the street and didn't notice this restaurant until a cab driver pointed it out. It has light flavors of vanilla and coconut, and you can taste the habeñero. The music is a great compendium of well-known music remixed and the cocktails are nothing less than heavenly which is appropriate given the surroundings. A classy, and energetic place that would be an ideal for a romantic and fun night with a partner.