Ceiba is the spot. Of DC’s Latin American restaurants, Ceiba is definitely holding one of the top 5 spots. It is where Yucatan + Brazilian + Peruvian + Cuban = The best of Latin American cuisine. The restaurant twists all the different flavors of the South American borders into dishes that leave you with a longing for the next time you’ll save up enough to go there and splurge again (*the recession is getting hard on the dining out budget…) Our favorites are the Rock Shrimp and Crab Nachos (*they are only on the bar menu, so you have to ask for them if you want to try…trust us, they’re worth it with the shrimp and crab meat melted together with pepperjack cheese…) and the Slow Braised Pork Shank “Feijoada”. To wash this all down, their Caipirinha’s and Mojitos are worth a try. We would stay away from the Bermuda Fish Chowder, it is an acquired taste…but go and enjoy and be merry, Ole!
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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.