Cuba Libre

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Tortilla Chips, Appetizers + 10 more
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

(202) 408-1600
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Delicious!! Sat at the bar and the bartender was very knowledgeable about the menu to offer recommendations and what to avoid...chips are fried first thing in the am in cleaned fryers so we're ok but said to avoid any other fried items due to potential cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    oh my goodness knowledgeable staff, tons of gluten free choices! the server jumped right in when I said celiac and told me things I could and could not have. plantain chips are fried separately. dips are all gluten free. I had arroz con pollo, and I could have climbed right into that bowl! I was stuffed! the manager came over to see how everything was, and I told him about this app, which he wasn't aware of. he will for sure be checking it out now. this is a small chain, mostly southern. I wish they'd come to Phoenix, i would eat there all the time. you really have to try it!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Why is this listed on FindMeGF? I can't eat most appetizers or the chips. Very little GF choice.

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Cuban
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 3 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 3 am, 11:30 am - 9 pm
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