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Cafe Atlantico’s Tasty Pina Colada

At Cafe Atlantico, pina colada isn't a drink but a dessert--and a delicious one at that.

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Piña coladas have a bad name, and when they’re made with fake coconut mix, they deserve it. But there’s nothing lame about chef Katsuya Fukushima’s sophisticated take on the spring-break staple, on the dessert menu at Café Atlántico (405 Eighth St., NW; 202-393-0812; cafeatlantico.com). His piña colada ($8) layers pineapple gelée, pineapple ice, fresh juice, and coconut mousse with coconut sorbet. In place of the Bacardi is a potent shot of vanilla-infused dark rum.

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