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2443 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
202-588-5501
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Ranked #613 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Centerville, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Rumba Cafe has a very humble curbside appearance but what's inside is certainly worth bragging about. We went there at 2pm on a Sunday and got right in. First of all, like other posts, the mojitos were excellent. I had the traditional and my wife had the Mojito Pasion (passion fruit). For our meal, we had the Lomo a La... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Rumba Cafe is one of my favorite bar/restaurants in the Washington, DC area. It is charming and authentically Cuban. The walls are covered with artifacts and dollar bills (which you make a wish with). The mojitos are amazing and they have a great happy hour 7 days a week. If they have live music, even better! The food is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just went here last night and ordered a few tapas. They were REALLY good! I liked that the menu was filled with a variety of Latin foods, Cuban, Colombian, Peruvian, etc. This is a nice little friendly cafe with fun decor. Also, the staff is really friendly. I have only been here once but it looks like a neighborhood place... More 

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Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very tasty dishes, but very limited menu for lunch. The tostones and sweet fried bananas were very good. My dish was poached eggs over tostones garnished with sauteed spinach, chopped tomatoes, sour creme, salsa and a slice of advacado. Very good. My wife had stewed beef with rice and beans. The beef was shredded and tasty, but still tough.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Latin food - think Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile... OMG the stuffed pepper was SO underrated! And the paella was worth every penny! It's a large dish though, so you may want to split it with someone. The food here is top notch.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Everything about this place screams Rumba! (Party). From the moment you step in you are greeted by friendly staff. Get yourself a spot near the band or by he bar, order a monitor (a most), do a quick read of the menu, just order whatever, everything is awesome! From the arepas to the ceviche. Rumba's owner Gustavo is an avid... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Located in the Adams Morgan District. Authentic Latin-American cuisine. The decor is very electic. Must have a mojito! They are not syrupy-sweet; instead muddled with fresh mint. Very tasty! Order Plantano Relleno (plaintains with mozzarella) from the appetizer/tapas menu. It is so yummy!!!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went there with a native Colombian looking for authentic food. We were not disappointed food was amazing staff was great even with a party of 9. Loved the shrimp appetizer and the fried plantains. Will be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were looking for a quick, solid brunch spot in Adam's Morgan, and this was it! Rumba has a small outdoor seating area, awesome artwork inside, great food and very friendly service. Try the Gallo Pinto con Huevos Revueltos for brunch. Loved it!

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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Dropped in for a lite bite. Staff was friendly and offered recommendations on their favorites. I just had to try the caipirinha - very good. I love being able to try several dishes - tapas style. Overall the food, service and drinks were good. I'll be back.

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Additional Information about Rumba Cafe

Address: 2443 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
Phone Number: 202-588-5501
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American

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