Alma De Cuba

4.3
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£26 to £40
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Cuban
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Alma de Cuba is Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar venue; an island in the heart of the city, an independent spirit that leaves a lasting impression. Set inside the magnificent conversion of the former Catholic church St Peter’s, Alma de Cuba is all about an eclectic mix of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences that are enhanced with Liverpool’s great spirit. This is a must visit destination with “Sunday Service” brunch with gospel choir on Sundays and a carnival atmosphere throughout the weekend. Alma de Cuba’s menu hopes to mirror Cuba's diverse influences by including spices and flavours from around the world, particularly Caribbean, Spanish and Latin American. The delightful South American, Caribbean inspired cocktails and the up-beat Latin influenced rhythms create an unforgettable experience. Come and enjoy a quality of service that matches the splendour of this award winning interior.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban, South American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 12:00PM-5:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00PM-11:00PM, Friday-Saturday 5:00PM-12:00AM, Sunday 6:00PM-11:00PM
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Phone number
0151 702 7394
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Steven Bygrave
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Private Party Facilities
Various options are available for private parties, from the exclusive Lady Chapel with private bar to the mezzanine level overlooking the alter for large dining parties. Please call for more details.
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Private Party Contact
Camilla Cole: 0151 702 7394
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Catering
Buffets and Canapés available for events, please call for more details.
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Parking Details
Limited on-street parking
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Public Transit
5 minutes walk from Liverpool Central Station
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Entertainment
Sunday Service - fantastic Sunday Brunch menu complimented by performances from a live gospel choir, EVERY SUNDAY

Live music every Thursday night
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Special Events & Promotions
If you are looking to hold an event with a bit more flair in one of Liverpool’s, if not the North West’s, most atmospheric venues, then you’re in the right place. We can cater for absolutely anything; from a
small business lunch, networking function to an entire venue wedding… simply tell us what you want! Please refer to the details above or alternatively contact Camilla Cole on 0151 702 7394 / info@alma-de-cuba.com
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Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has a great atmosphere the food was excellent, the staff were very attentive, nothing was to much. The bar area gets very busy later in evening but the floor show is worth waiting for. Will back again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2016
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I planned this weekend to Liverpool with friends from Kent over a year ago - as an ex-pat Scouser on missionary work in the 'south' I constantly sell Liverpool's many virtues which included the Alma De Cuba... Well not any more because no matter how fantastic the setting... steak 'n chips is well steak 'n chips. What's happened to the Cuban/Caribbean menu my partner and I had a couple of years ago which was a big part of the Cuban experience the venue is so good at creating? And great and interesting food!

That said the service was faultless and the surroundings as fantastic as last time.

But as a final note, just to make matters worse, our friends have just won the Kent restaurant of the year for the third time and were expecting a very different food experience ; oh well such is life.

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, fantastic food. We had set menu and a bottle of wine so easy to work out price. The food was brilliant. Service excellent. We had voucher which did not cover the total, the waiter said it did and not to worry about it - we owed about £3. So they did not need to and they did - a fantastic way to finish - WONDERFUL

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JR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to chill out on a Sunday

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been here three times now and each experience has been enjoyable. However, my last experience, Sunday the 28th was not quite what i had hoped. For example the restaurants menu for Sunday is Gospel Choir Brunch. We did arrive quite early at 12.15, but we didn't leave until 2.30 and there was still no choir? I was really looking forward to hearing the choir and my parents came up from Bristol for the weekend and they were excited to hear them as well. It was a shame they weren't playing for our meal as it suggests on the website and Menu title. I was also quite disappointed with my partners meal size. He ordered the shoulder of lamb which only came with fondant potato and a small portion of kale. It would have been helpful if the waitress advised him that the dish wasn't very big so that he could have ordered some side dishes.

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London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant really has a WOW factor when you walk in. The decor is very unique. We found the staff to be smiling and helpful, there was a really good choice of food on the menu and it was nicely presented and vey tasty. It's not a cheap evening but we didn't feel it was overpriced as all the food was so good. There was live music playing for part of the evening which added to the atmosphere. If we go to Liverpool again I would definitely eat here and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table prior to the date for Valentine's Day. On the late dinner time of 8pm's arrival, we were walked up to the top floor, past many free tables on the main floor. We were then seated disjointedly at a 4 seater table in the dark, up in 'the rafters'.
The menu we were provided with was apalling. I acknowledge the use of seasonal/holiday menus but to be only provided with 4 options at a minimum of £110 is ridiculous. This is before bottles of wine or champagne. Money was no object for the evening, however, after 3 visits from the waitress and we still couldn't decide whether to opt for the cheese or pigeon dish.. Or surf & turf for a main, I am left utterly disappointed. So much so, we walked straight out & found a valentines menu elsewhere.

Very disappointed.

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JB
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Empty restaurant yet sat next to the door leading to the street should have asked to be moved it was freezing. Nice food but over zealous waiter who asked every 5 minutes if we had finished the course, even with cutlery in hand. Got a little monotonous telling him with food on the plate spoon in hand we hadn't finished. He even tried to take a plate whilst my partner was still eating at
£55-00 a head too hurried wont be back. Out in an hour.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I went on Valentines's Day with my girlfriend for lunch - with the Gospel Choir singing in the background was absolutely outstanding. Great choir, great atmosphere, great venue, accompanied by good food and service - what more could you want!

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KH
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Visited the Alma de Cuba following a review which must have either been written many years ago or by someone who actually has not visited the restaurant. The meaning of Alma de Cuba is "Soul of Cuba" so why call your restaurant this when it has absolutely no resemblance to either Cuban food or atmosphere.

We were greeted by a young lady in a dull and dismal small foyer and taken straight upstairs to our table, unaware of the bar area downstairs where we would probably of had a drink before our meal, or in hindsight, taken the opportunity of making an exit before parting with our hard earned £80. So what did we get for £80, well 2 main courses (small portions it has to be said), one dessert and a couple of drinks plus two coffees. In fairness the food tasted OK although was more like a mix of French and Jamaican cuisine in both flavour and presentation. The lighting in the restaurant was dull, bordering on suicidal and probably because the restaurant and bar had patrons filling only around 5% of it's capacity, was totally lacking in any atmosphere - maybe that should have made us suspicious! The waiting staff however were pleasant enough, but I guess they were also affected by the surroundings which they worked in looking at their faces when they had little or nothing to do!

To conclude, Liverpool is a great city and one we shall return to and would encourage others to visit as well. However given the variety, culture and choice in Liverpool I would suggest you look elsewhere to spend your money and enjoy the city and it's people. Viva Cuba!!!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal with my partner. Food was great and the atmosphere was even better. It was nice that the show dancers came round to the tables to say hello before the show started.

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MG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

On our recent trip to Liverpool someone suggested we should visit Alma de Cuba. We looked at the website menu and at the menu published by Open Table. We liked the idea of trying Cuban food and booked the table for Sunday 17th January 8 pm. On arrival we were told the table was not ready and asked to go through to the bar to get a drink. As soon as we got a drink when the waitress came down to tell us the table was ready. The restaurant was less than half full! We were given Sunday Brunch menu that had on it only English dishes. I asked the manager if we could have the evening menu or the a la carte as we were given the brunch menu clearly in error. He informed me that Sunday brunch was meant for all Sunday including evenings. I said it was misleading as brunch = breakfast and lunch. I asked to talk to the manager. He told me he
was the manager. I asked who owned the restaurant as I would like to contact them to give feedback. He said he was not at liberty to disclose this information!!! We had fish and chips and pan fried salmon, two small glasses of wine and left after paying a bill of more that £40.00. Our bar drinks were taken off the bill in recognition (I presume) of our dissatisfaction. The waitress called Hannah was very pleasant and helpful but the rest of the experienced was very bad. I feel very strongly that this feedback will be posted to warn people that if they wish to book the restaurant and expect Latin cuisine they will be very disappointed. The duty manager told me that as there was no call for Latin food they changed it a long time ago to English menu and that they had no control over what Open Table writes on their site!! I would appreciate if someone could look into this please.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Sunday brunch, really great venue, very unusual, steaks and lamb main courses delicious. Starter Portions small. Eggs Benedict lacked hollandaise sauce. Venue and gospel singers made the experience with great main courses. However service exceptionally slow even though restaurant was not busy. Had to continually remind waiters about innumerable things , thrice cooked Chips were at least 10 minutes behind the steak having asked 2 waiters for attention , waiters pleasant but can only conclude inexperienced. Also the restaurant was cold.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A return visit requested by Family who had travelled up from Chichester.

The food, wine and entertainment were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the pleasant waiter who gave outstanding service with a smile all evening.

Ambience of venue always special.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a great experience. We was sat quite far back from other diners and had slightly slow service and one of the soups was cold however overall the experience was good.

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was pretty good. But service was quite terrible. Or maybe they were understaffed on the day that I visited. Anyways, I waited for at least 45 mins until they brought us the food menue, which annoyed me quite a bit. Except this, everything else was alright, an overall 3.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2016
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

Cocktails were lovely ! Food portions were extremely small and when deciding to get a side order thee waiter and I quote "I don't think you will need a side order." So i decided not to get one. Worat decision: I was starving after this meal totally over priced and not even that nice extremely disappointed :/

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent atmosphere with the choir during a lazy brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Inexperienced waiter didn't detract.

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Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another fantastic lunch at Alma De Cuba food superb service amazing thank you, cocktail mmmm would recommend this to everybody the gospel singers an added bonus thank you again.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good, except perhaps the atmosphere which had little to do with "the soul of Cuba". It was more like a wannabe upper class restaurant/bar in a fantastic setting - former church. Still a must if you are in Liverpool.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, lovely atmosphere for boxing night. The staff were lovely and it was excellent value for money. For 3 courses 2 bottles of wine and copious amounts of cocktails between five of us was only £60 each!!

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The surroundings

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply love this place,it never stops being a great place to eat and drink.

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MC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Gospel choir provides an immense atmosphere on a lovely chilled sunday. Took the lady there and and she loved it.

The place is grand and looks stunning. Staff were very attentive.

Only gripes where that the Sunday menu was quite limited choice wise. Also front of house, granted the young lady was as polite as you can be. We were told to wait in the bar and we would be brought up to our table. 15 minutes later than our booking i had to go back and enquire about the table and the place was not exactly busy. Only then were we taken up so that was but a small annoyance in what was otherwise a lovely meal and time well spent :)

Still would recommend to everyone!!

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Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing staff funny and helpful. Being in an old church the atmosphere is very very cool and well done

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Amazing venue for a bar/club/restaurant. Music, lighting, ambience all great. Unfortunately the food was a let-down. Fish cake starter - just okay. (Needed seasoning). Lamb shank special: had to send it back. (Was tough.) Exchanged for a steak which was much better. Partner had sea-bass. Far too much oil & butter on the plate. Chips were limp too. Waiter was great and apologised for the lamb. Overall, quality issues in the kitchen I'm afraid.

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J
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday lunch. We were disappointed to be told there was no beef left but delighted when we were given the Lamb it was truly delicious and great value for money. The service was very good too we weren't rushed but the waitress was very attentive. There was a Gospel choir singing which was great. Its such a lovely place and would have no hesitation in recommending it. i would DEFINITELY go back again if i ever visit Liverpool again.

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Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time on Saturday at Alma de Cuba. I have already been recommending!

The food was amazing - especially the Paella starter. The atmosphere, service and night was spectacular and we would definitely come back. Cant fault the night at all.

P.S The DJ was on fire!!

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Alma De Cuba looks nothing special from the outside in fact you could quite easily walk past it.

Once inside what an amazing place very upmarket, great atmosphere and excellent staff from the doormen to the Waiters.

Don't miss it and if your eating book up well in advance

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – it has a very romantic feel to it. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The steak was amazing, full of flavour. Service was well-timed and friendly, everything was good value for money.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A converted church, this venue is great. You really need to book here to be sure of a table. They do a fabulous 'Gospel Brunch' on Sunday's, so called because they have brilliant gospel singers starting at approx. 1.30 till 5pm if I remember the timing rightly. The Sunday roast is really great. Ask for a table right by the balustrade if you're keen to see the singers .

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food lovely. Cocktails are even better. Service was good,could of been better and quicker but was in no rush so wasn't too bothered. Happy to eat here again..

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R
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been before and boy am I kicking myself for it, an amazing experience from start to finish. The food was impeccable and the servers were chatty, attentive and very personable! Will 1000% be returning

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Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time in Liverpool so not sure where to go and booked Alma de Cuba based on the reviews I'd read, it was great food and and great atmosphere and would not hesitate to return there when next in the city.
My only negative which has nothing to do with the food or the place itself was the bearded bouncer on the door. As we entered the building my daughter who is 18 was told " she can't go into the bar, have you got id?" At first she said she hadn't but then realised my wife was carrying her purse. My daughter promptly produced her id to the offensive bouncer and we were given permission to have a drink in the bar. To say the least he made us all feel very awkward. Not only was he rude but given the high profile this reataurant has, I really think the management needs to employ people on the door who have manners.
The Scottish barman who served us after entry made up for where the bouncer let the establishment down and Christopher our waiter was very good, at least that's what I think he's called.
From a poor start a memorable end.

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c
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Sirloin steak more like T-bone steak, overpriced, too much fat: "Chargrilled 28 day hung Scottish 9oz sirloin steak with roast vine tomatoes and a horseradish butter * **£18.95" Could not see on the meny that service was NOT included!? Few people, about 10, waiter came quick, but when we asked for the bill we had to do it 3 times, to long waiting time. bad impression. How is it when filled up?

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e
London
42 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Amazing food and wow what a venue. Perfect for big groups or even romance for two. Just fantastic

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Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what an amazing experience from the moment you arrive our waiter was so attentive. The food was cooked to perfection the drinks the service 100% perfect. The gospel choir and cocktails made for a wonderful afternoon.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Was over in Liverpool for the weekend and went for dinner here on Friday night with 5 friends, had a great night. Spent a lot of money but it was worth it. Everything went so well that we decided to go back the next night. This is when the problems started. After walking in and almost making it to the bar i felt a hand on my shoulder and it was a bouncer who brought me back outside and proceeded to tell me that i couldn't come in because i was wearing trainers. First off i was not wearing trainers, I was wearing Penguin shoes which incidentally i had worn the night before and there was no problem with them which i pointed out to the doorman in question and secondly there were plenty of people in there wearing trainers which again i pointed out to the doorman who said something about them being "footballers" who knew the owner personally so the rules didn't apply to them. Absolute codswallop. Bit of advice if you don't want someone in there tell your door-staff to at least try be honest and not spin some bullcrap. I'm not some drunken teenager by the way. I'm a 42 year old man who hasn't been treated like that in 20 years and will not be going back or recommending this establishment to anyone. Fortunately it was the only bad blip in what otherwise a great weekend in a great city.

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D
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, probably the best in Liverpool. Accompanied with a live band in an old church

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e
London
42 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous venue. What a great discovery on our trip to Liverpool

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