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Mi Cuba Cafe Still Coming Soon to Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2013 at 10:30 am 14 Comments


1424 Park Rd, NW

Back in Nov. 2012 we learned that Paila Grill had closed in Columbia Heights and would be replaced by a Cuban restaurant. I hadn’t heard anything since and was wondering if the project was still happening. So, I was happy to see this sign posted:

  • Eduardo

    Good, I don’t know where to get a good cuban sandwhich in Columbia Heights.

    • Anonymous

      Eduardo, have you tried the cuban at Fresh Express Gourmet on 14th? It’s pretty good!

      • Also, I think Anonymous means “Fast Gourmet”, 14th & W NW.

    • El Floridiano’s founder is opening a restaurant in Petworth called “Mothership”. I’m sure he’ll have good cubans there, like the ones at his food truck. There’s also a good Dominican restaurant next door to where Mi Cuba Cafe’s going to be called “Los Hermanos”. Los Hermanos rocks Dominican/Latin Caribbean food.

  • christina

    awesome. i’m looking forward to more caribbean food, but i wonder how it will compete with a dominican place just a few doors down?

  • 16th Street Heights

    I love good Cuban authentic cuisine. I always pick up a good Cuban sandwich during my visits to Miami to bring back to D.C.

    I hope this restaurant will be manage and the food will be cooked by Cubanos and not Salvadorans or Mexicans.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t it (the sandwich) get cold when you bring it back to DC?

      • 16th Street Heights

        I prefer a cold sandwich and I prefer to put Miracle Whip on my sandwiches. LOL

  • 16th Street Heights

    I love good Caribbean cuisine from the Spanish speaking countries of Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

  • JB

    RIP Paila…your fish tacos and chacarero sandwiches were too good for this world, at least without the profit margins that would have come with a liquor license…

  • A franchise of Sophie’s Cuban (chain from NYC) will be opening soon at 1134 19th St, NW. A buddy of mine is part of the ownership group. http://www.sophiescuban.com/369lexington/index.html

  • Ben T.

    It is open, as of this evening. Looks great inside, didn’t go in, but spread the word.

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