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Mi Cuba Cafe Opens in Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm 22 Comments

1424 Park Rd, NW

Late last week I mentioned that Mi Cuba Cafe was still coming to Columbia Heights in the former Paila Grill space on Park Road. Little did I know how soon it would be. On Saturday morning I passed by and was able to take some photos a few hours before they opened:

Their website is still under construction but I took some photos of their take out menu which you can see after the jump.

More photos after the jump.

Phone booth replica from Cuba.

Fresh orange juice

To place a to go order you can call 202-813-3489

  • Anonymous

    No Tres Leches Cake!?

    Ay Caramba!

    • dbv

      tres leche is a Mexican dessert from the state of Sinaloa.

      • Anonymous

        my wife’s family made it in Cuba while they lived there…

        • Native Born

          Yes, tres leches is a very caribeño dish. Also, memories of El Caribe on Columbia Road.

  • Anonymous

    Cascos de guayaba?

  • Anonymous

    Puedo ir al baño?

  • Anonymous

    By the way, went to Little Ricky’s in Brookland last weekend for Three Kings – nice atmosphere and food!

  • Ate

    Spaghetti & red sauce?

    • DF

      It’s pronounced “espagueti”. Duh!

    • Anonymous

      what exactly are you asking?

  • Lily

    I missed the the cuban eatery Omega that used to be in Adams Morgan (probably before most POP readers were born). Maybe this will fill the void of some good Cuban food.

    • saf

      I remember Omega. It was a loss.

      Have you been to the Cuban place in Silver Spring?

  • MtP

    I hope the Ropa Vieja is at least somewhat close to what I had in Miami and I will be a fan!

  • Anonymous

    This is a nice place with great food! Check it out, it’ s not expensive at all anf the food is good! I loved the tostones!

  • Anonymous

    Ate there last night – great food. Try the flan! Service still working out kinks – quick at first, then slow, slow, slow, even with only a few tables occupied. Looks family run. I’m very happy it’s there.

  • Anonymous

    Went last night to check it out for take-out, and it was great! Very charming family that is running the place, and the food (lechon asado) was excellent.

  • Jose Valladares

    Muy bonito y acogedor, desde que lo ves te dan deseos ya de entrar a comer y disfrutar. Muchas Felicidades

  • Yolanda Mondy-Borkes

    Me parece “Fenomenal”!!!Aun sin haber visitado este rinconcito Cubano, pero conociendo a esa hermosa familia, como son los duenos, yo les auguro <TODO UN EXITO!!!!!
    Ya estare con mi esposo y mis hijos visitandoles muy pronto!!!QUE DIOS LES BENDIGA Y PROSPERE! SE LO MERECEN!!!!!

  • Guatever

    Felicitaciones la comida es exelente y muy buenos precios, el Sabor autenticamente Cubano, Claro la chef es Cubana…

    Pronto estaremos de regreso. mmmmmm

  • Anonymous

    Got take-out from there on Saturday. While waiting, met the Cuban family who owns/operates the establishment (I agree with anon above – they are absolutely charming!). I was impressed with the artwork and found out the grandmother is actually the artist of all of the artwork, including the wooden phone booth and the wood/silverware installation next to the kitchen door in the second picture.

    As for the food: fantastic. Will also say: finally, a damn good Cuban sandwich in DC.

  • Anonymous

    My wife and I went there tonight and everything was amazing. The food was authentically Cuban and delicious. We will return soon with friends and family. The owner/chef is Cuban and his wife and family help run it. They too were great and seemed so happy and eager to please. I will be posting a much longer review in Yelp tonight.

  • Armando

    Yo no estado en el restaurante, pero seguro que la comida esta de lujo. Un beso y mucha suerte para Ariel y Jacqueliene.
    Un saludo desde España


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