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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