Cuba Libre

2.5 stars 2.5 out of 5 2 ratings

801 9th St NW Ste. A, District of Columbia 20001

(202) 408-1600
$$$ $15-25 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Tortilla Chips, Appetizers

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    1 ratingJune 28, 2014

    We came here thinking there should be many gf options because it was Cuban food. Well, the 4th person we talked to about the menu could finally tell me the actual gluten free options (instead of the thrice heard generic "stay away from anything fried or Asian because of the soy sauce"), which were only about 6! Since I don't like ceviche and I need something more than just salad, that took the options down to 3. Three choices at a tapas place where they recommend you get 3-4 items. They said they fry most things, so even the tortilla chips are cross contaminated. I am also hypoglycemic and by the time the waitress offered for us to talk to a manager, I needed to eat soon or pass out, so we walked a couple of blocks to Chipotle, where they actually know what they serve and I have many options! Skip this expensive place--There are many other options downtown!

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    4 ratingFebruary 28, 2014

    wait staff and management were very knowledgeable about celiac. they came out before serving the seafood soup to make sure I was ok with maltodextrin in the soup base that potentially contained a minimal amount of wheat (the manager's mother has celiac). mixed drinks were unique and delicious (but spendy). $11 for a mango mojito, but excellent lunch specials at affordable prices and speedy service. we came back the next day for happy hour (yummy sangria!) and ordered from a different waiter (super good shrimp ceviche served with a potato crisp) and he was also aware of what was and wasn't gluten free.

Monday
11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am – 3:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am – 3:00 am
Sunday
10:30 am – 11:00 pm

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