coffee DC La Famosa Puerto Rico

The newly long awaited Puertorrican restaurant has opened in Washington DC. We can finally celebrate having a piece of home in the District! 

La Famosa’s tagline “Born in Puerto Rico, Made in DC” captures the essence of the diaspora’s love for Puerto Rico. The carefully curated menu evokes feeling right at home; bringing in all the flavors that define our culture in a casual atmosphere. The beautiful tropical décor and having a bite of the mofongo immediately transported me to my mom’s kitchen. The chuletas Kan-Kan and the crab turnovers were also top favorites.

The restaurant also serves the breakfast options that we would find in our childhood neighborhood panaderias like quesitos, mallorcas and pastelillos de guayaba. And to make the perfect breakfast pair, La Famosa now sells Café Ama Love, a cafecito boricua with a purpose whose all proceeds go back to children entrepreneurship programs on the island. 

Olga Hernandez, visited La Famosa.


Thank you, Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst for bringing a taste of Puerto Rico to the District. The warmth and flavor of our island was long overdue in the nation’s capital.

So, what are you waiting for? Pop by La Famosa for some mallorcas with Café Ama Love located at 1300 4th St. SE, Washington, D.C.

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