Mi Cuba Café
1424 Park Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Nearby Metro Stops: Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Cuban sandwich, Picadillo
To say this place has the best Cuban sandwich in the area isn’t saying much in a city that’s never had a Little Havana. But its rendition of roast pork, ham, and pickles on a pressed, buttered roll could compete anywhere. So could the picadillo, a beef hash that has the lusciously soft texture most versions are missing. This is as hole-in-the-wall as it gets, but the food is worthy of a festive, cocktail-fueled night out.