A new Cuban restaurant is in the works for Adams Morgan.
The forthcoming eatery, called “Barada,” is planned to open at 2309 18th St. NW, according to a liquor license application recently filed with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.
The business will be a “full service restaurant that will offer Cuban cuisine,” managing member Eduardo Barada wrote in the application. Barada will also have seats for 124 people inside and 35 people in a summer garden area.
The eatery will occupy the space that formerly held Czars 11, the tapas bar that closed in August.
A representative for Barada was not immediately available to comment on the opening. We’ll update this story if we hear back from them.
A new Cuban-themed coffee and cocktail hangout is apparently in the works near 14th Street NW.
The cafe and bar is called Colada Shop and is set to open at 1405 T St. NW “early summer 2016,” according to its website. The forthcoming business is described as “a social spot serving coffee, food, cocktails and conversation.”
The rumors are true. Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine, a restaurant located at 1134 19th St. NW, will close by March 25, said the restaurant’s owner.
“It is with regret that we have to close on March 25,” Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine owner Marguerite Lambert told us this afternoon. “We are proud of our food and . . . have loyal customers. They have become family.”
Hey, remember that time you celebrated your birthday with 25 of your closest friends over pitchers of swirl margaritas?! Or maybe the time you waited an hour for a table only to realize the aforementioned swirl margaritas had taken effect and you really weren’t that hungry anymore…?