New Filipino Restaurant Coming to Columbia Heights on Track for a May/June Opening

by Prince Of Petworth February 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm 6 Comments

3224-3226 11th Street, NW looking north towards Lamont Street and Room 11

Per a reader’s request, the new Filipino restaurant coming to the former El Rinconcito Deportivo space on 11th Street is on track for a May/June opening. I bumped into co-owner Nick Pimentel who told me that initially the restaurant will only be located in the 3226 11th Street space, though it could later expand into the 3224 11th Street space which he is also renovating. Stay tuned a name, menu and more details when they get closer to opening.

  • alpinepaq

    He is renovating the adjacent space but he says that the restaurant “could” expand into it? If not that, then what?

  • Park View Pirate

    Kind of strange. They did the same thing with Room 11 now it feels like two separate places. Not saying it’s good or bad. Maybe they aren’t confident in the demand for Filipino food and don’t want to go all in until they know? The place will be small though

    • Anonymous

      They didn’t do ‘the same thing’ with Room 11. Room 11 existed for several years before the neighboring Jeans N Things lease was up and Room 11 took the space over. Having both was not an option when Room 11 moved in.

  • Ah my old neighborhood. I miss Rinconcito Deportive though.

    • Park View Pirate


  • Anonymous

    This sounds amazing. Can’t wait!


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