Mojitos & Tapas Restaurant & Bar is located in Warrenton, Virginia about 45 miles from Washington, DC. Owner Jackie Hitchcock has created what has all the earmarks of an instant classic. Cuban-born Executive Chef Marisela Rams is the wizard in the kitchen here and with an ambitious menu that includes a wide selection of tapas plates, the cuisine here combines the best of Cuban and Spanish food.
A couple can easily make a great meal here just by making several selections from the tapas side of the menu. However, with Cuban food this good, you might want to sample a couple of tapas plates as an appetizer.
Start out with the classic Manchego cheese and Serrano ham, a rich tortilla Española, or ceviche de camarones shrimp ceviche. If you want to keep strictly Cuban, they also serve Cuban tamales, masitas, and chicken and ham croquetas.
Not to be missed Cuban entrees include the pollo asado, a garlic-infused roasted chicken, palomilla steak, and the fricase de puerco an interesting take on the typical chicken dish. Seafood entrees of note include zarzuela de mariscos, a seafood laden dish in a tomato-based Creole-style sauce. Or sample the stuffed calamari and the stuffed shrimp.
Call ahead for a reservation as this restaurant is without equal in the area!
HOURS: Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. | Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PRICES: Very reasonable. Tapas plates from $5.00 to $8.00. Entrees in the $14 to $21 range.