Eater D.C. has featured Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring and Cielo Rojo in Takoma Park in its list of 20 Highly Recommended Patios for Outdoor Dining Around D.C.
Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine was praised for its pwason roz and beregèn with bef, as well as its outdoor seating and murals:
Dishes like pwason roz (red snapper) and beregèn with bef (beef and eggplant casserole) are on the menu at this Haitian restaurant in Silver Spring, which offers outdoor seating on a patio covered with brightly painted murals.
The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema praised the Georgia Avenue restaurant in the Post’s Spring 2019 Dining Guide. “My recipe for a good time starts with a stew of salt cod, onions and peppers served in crisp plantain “cups” and segues to rum-marinated fried goat that takes up to two days to make. Bean-stained rice and fiery pickled cabbage turn the entree into a rousing island feast.”
In addition to their outdoor patio, Cielo Rojo was given high marks for its corn tortillas and vegan flan:
The owners of Takoma Park’s Cielo Rojo built a patio parklet hemmed in by flower boxes, a serene setting for the taqueria’s heirloom corn tortillas and vegan flan.