So another friend is leaving the city and so we went out for a last DC meal. Now she has promised she’s coming back to the city and I am going to visit her, so that will work out. But it still stinks.
Anyway, we were feeling indifferent on where to go and so she picked Rumba Cafe.
- Food: We ordered an appetizer to split — the Arepa de Carne Flour corn cake with mild beef stew. It was pretty good. My friend ordered the Ropa vieja shredded beef stew with a huge yellow plantain, and rice and beans. The beef was tender and had good flavor. I ordered the Mero entomatado which is a filet of Red Snapper with garlic, bell pepper, red onion, tomato, and white wine. I thought my meal didn’t have a lot of flavor.
- Service: The servers have a tendency to hoover around the tables, but they are very nice.
- Atmosphere: There are 8 very closely put together tables outside, but it is nice place for a leisurely meal.
- Attire: Casual
- Price: $$
- Overall: While the food was decent, I thought it was a bit more expensive than necessary. There are lots of other yummy Latin American restaurants I’d rather drop $30-40/person.
- Hours: Restaurant Mon-Fri 5 PM-12 midnight; Sat & Sun 11 AM-12 midnight; Weekend Brunch 11 AM-4 PM; Bar Mon-Thurs 5 PM-2 AM; Fri 5 PM-3 AM; Sat 11 AM-3 AM; Sun 11 AM-2 AM
- Address: 2443 18th St NW; Washington, DC 20009
- Ph: (202) 588-5501