In April Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates The Empanada With A "win Empanadas For A Year" Contest

Washington, D.C., -- April is officially National Empanada Month and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will be celebrating by offering one lucky customer the chance to win delicious stuffed pastries for one year! Guests who dine at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar for brunch, lunch, dinner, or during "Caippy Hour" during the month of April are entered into the raffle when they order the Mam� Amelia's Empanadas. Additionally, in the midst of the competitive fun, Cuba Libre will hold a special Dollar Empanada Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 8th during "Caippy Hour," from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Customers can enjoy four signature empanadas: Ground Beef, Chicken, Mozzarella and Pulled Pork for just $1 each as part of their National Empanada Day celebration.

For each order of Mam� Amelia's Empanadas purchased, guests will receive one raffle ticket, which will be entered into the drawing. Guests can also choose to enter without purchase by mailing a three inch by five inch handwritten index card with the phrase "I Want Empanadas" to 520 N. Columbus Blvd, Suite 303, Philadelphia, PA 19123; must include name, address, email address, phone number and preferred Cuba Libre location.

On Thursday, May 1, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive free empanadas for one year. Winners will receive a laminated card with his/her name establishing the individual as a grand prize winner. This special card must be presented to the restaurant manager upon redemption. Card is non-transferrable. When card is presented winners can receive up to one (1) complimentary order of two (2) Cuba Libre's Mama Amelia's Empanadas per day; dine in only (no takeout orders) available at lunch or dinner as well as at the bar. If a winner chooses not to dine on a certain day, the allowed empanada order for that day will be forfeited and not redeemable on a future date.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar has set an internal goal to sell 5,000 empanadas in April 2014, which is 2,500 more than what was sold in April 2013. In addition, 50 cents from each empanada sold will be donated to DC Central Kitchen, America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. This excludes the empanadas sold at the Dollar Empanada Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 8th during "Caippy Hour". More information about DC Central Kitchen can be found at:

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is located at 801 9th Street (corner of H Street), NW Suite A in Washington, D.C. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar serves lunch weekdays, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and dinner nightly. For more information please call (202) 408-1600 or 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, Br�l�e Catering by Chef Je


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