New cuban restaurant in Columbia Heights
Noticed this bright little restaurant on Park Road last night, and it turns out they serve up some delicious food! We enjoyed the ropa vieja and fried pork bits, served with scrumptious fried yucca (other choices include fried plantains, but the yucca was really outstanding). Yummy buttery rice and beans accompanied, and the total came to $22. No liquor license yet.
The service was really friendly and accommodating, food came out quickly. I really want to return to try the Cuban sandwich, saw that at another table and it looked great. They also serve a Cuban breakfast, which could be a fun brunch option.
Really a lovely place, that serves simple but very well-prepared food.
Blanking on the name and can't find a website, but it's right on Park Road a few doors down from Pho 14 in the direction of 14th.
Mi Cuba Café: I went back for a return trip yesterday, and this is really a great neighborhood place. Yucca was not as freshly fried and delicious as last time, but the chicken, rice and beans was a winner. Such a great value ($10 for a plate of chicken, rice, beans, yucca (or you can get plantains); enough for 2 meals for me) and a very pleasant and cheery atmosphere, a tad noisy.
I stopped in for the lechon asado. The white rice and plaintains were excellent. The black beans were very good.
The roast pork looked delicious with a tangle of grilled onions. It is not served as a slice, but rather various pieces. Predominantly salty, and unfortunately missing the characteristic hit of citrus that would come from bitter orange or similar. No gravy... sad face.
I'll go back to try some other items.