Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates National Empanada Day on Saturday, April 8th

Photo courtesy of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

From our friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar...

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Barlocated steps from CityCenterDC at 801 9th Street, NW, will celebrate National Empanada Day with a Dollar Empanada Happy Hour on Saturday, April 8th. Fans of the delectable stuffed pastry are encouraged to stop by the restaurant between 4 PM to 7 PM to sample four different signature Mamá Amelia’s Empanadas: Chicken, Beef Picadillo, Pulled Pork and Del Jardin, each priced at $1. Guests can also enjoy $5 Cuba Libre cocktails including The “Original” made with Don Q Añejo rum, Coca-Cola and lime. Empanada Day specials will be available exclusively at the 50-seat bar/lounge.

WHEN: Saturday, April 8th from 4 PM to 7 PM

WHERE: Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar is located at 801 9th Street, NW, Ste. A, Washington, D.C. 20001; Phone (202) 408-1600. For additional information, please visit

About Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar:
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar opened in Philadelphia in 2000, Atlantic City in 2004, Orlando in 2009 and Washington DC in 2010 to much acclaim, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “a free Cuba,” signifies a hope for the future of the treasured island nation. Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s menus feature tantalizing tastes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions, as well as the emerging modern cuisine he is experiencing during his continuing travels to Cuba. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is poised for expansion into other new markets. The restaurant is an affiliate of GuestCounts Hospitality which operates a diverse portfolio of restaurant, catering, and nightlife concepts in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC including, Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, and Gourmetro Catering. Principals Barry Gutin and Lawrence Cohen bring a unique combination of expertise to each of their projects and have been partners in the hospitality business since 1995. For more information about Cuba Libre, please visit For more information on GuestCounts Hospitality please visit or call (215) 922-3200 x132.