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Rumba Cafe

$$ - $$$
Latin, Spanish, Central American
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2443 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
+1 202-588-5501
13:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri 13:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely decorated, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Live music and funny atmosphere. Drinks are also very well prepared!!

Thank Daniel M
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The service is a little slow, although quite polite, However. the food is spot on-. The flavors are well balanced. Good casual place.

Thank Nacibe C
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very slow service, food/appetizers very mediocre. They got our drinks wrong twice and were watered down. Decor is nice and interesting. Music was ok. Nothing special and will not come back or recommend it to anyone.

Thank kokolizo12
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dishes from Peru. Piscina sour. Not made the way they do there which is shaken not blended. But ok. Great avocado dish. Carne Asada with chimichurri. Yum plantains. I'll go back. And I love the masks. Check it out. Who knew there was actually anything good to eat on 18th street.

Thank Charlotte H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The decor was beautiful but the food and drinks were not great. After waiting a long time for the Luke warm calamari and the unsalted tostones. We tried the pisca the cachaca to drink both were a flavorless mess. We packed up and left. Thanks but no thanks!! But the DECOR WAS BEAUTIFUL.

Thank Kimberly C
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Friday evening around 9pm and it was relatively quiet. It was nice, the food was good and the drinks were great. After a couple of hours it transformed to a lovely Salsa music haven! A live band set up and they were phenomenal!!! There were a few couples that just couldn't contain themselves and took the... More 

Thank RC V
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130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Friendly little place with beautiful paintings and scrumptious food. We visited on a Monday night and two of us focused on the $5 appetizers. (Monday is happy hours all day!) Each of the vegetarian options was delicious, and I particularly recommend the patacón de yuca. My husband had a roast beef appetizer that was a meal in itself. That did... More 

Thank Osito61
Milan, Italy
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place in the heart of Adam Morgan. We enjoyed a very good mohito and tasty appetizers, including a delicious beef tenderloin and fried yucca. The latter was a first time ever for me but I would say it was first class. Service is fast and friendly and they do their best to accommodate any request you might have.

Thank silsil17
Kansas City, Missouri
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ate here on Saturday night for dinner and had an excellent meal. They first brought out a small cup of sauted eggplant and some small slices of bread to put it on for an appetizer. I started with a flavorful shrimp in semi-hot sauce, then a red pepper stuffed with rice, and finally salmon tartre? Everything had exceptional flavor and... More 

Thank Singingbaker
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This review is for their mojitos and pisco sours. Excellent, not too sweet and their specialty. ON Saturday nights they have live acoustic music and the intimate atmosphere makes it unlike any other place in adams morgan. Definitely a must see place!

Thank Sherry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Latin, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2443 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-588-5501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?