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Rumba Cafe

2443 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
202-588-5501
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Ranked #622 of 2,650 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Millville, New Jersey
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135 reviews 135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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columbus ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We took the advice of our proprietors at a local B&B and absolutely loved, loved this place. They have great happy hours specials-drinks and tapas...and don't make you sit at a bar to qualify for them....very interesting decor-and the staff was above and beyond helpful and attentive! We tried several small plates, found ourselves wanting more, and enjoyed every bite.... More

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