The rain was pouring when I reached DC and I was anticipating a happy hour but the circumstance led me to Cuba Libre. They took my luggage and the ambiance was sultry, perfect for the weather we were having. They were running specials and considering I missed my happy hour plans, I was ready to opt for the new sangria drink they were advertising.
I’m not going to lie, I was a tad bit disappointed with the lack of urgency my waitress had. However, this was all forgotten when the bread and mango butter reached my table.
I was talking about this butter for three weeks. The bread was just perfect but this mango butter is the top 5 best spreads I ever had and probably will ever have. Yes, it is that good. I thought about taking it home or buying it by the tub if I could because it was just that delicious.
For dinner, I ordered the Ropa Vieja with tostones and rice, which is basically like a pulled pork and fried plantain. From the looks of it, I didn’t expect it to fill me up but it most certainly did the job. Not to mention, we ordered more bread. Cuba Libre seemed very family friendly and certainly hot date friendly. I am anticipating a return already.