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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Roomba

1044 Chapel St. (College St.) Send to Phone
203-562-7666
Except for its size, everything about Roomba is large.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Roomba Restaurant Review

: Except for its size, everything about Roomba is large. Big, bright flavors, enormous plates of food, arena-like noise, hugely intoxicating drinks and a plus-sized vibe. But that's all part of the charm of this subterranean Cuban rathskeller. So order another mojito, shake your bon-bon and enjoy yourself. Every plate sports Edward Scissorhands flights of culinary fancy: vegetable topiary, fruit froufrou, sauce curlicue, herb confetti. Visually astonishing, the meals are also very good, full of unexpected textures and flavors. For starters, try the Cuban-style pulled-pork spring rolls, the crab and rock shrimp cake, or the coconut-crusted shrimp with mango relish (so good, you'll be tempted to order it for dinner, too). Recommended dinner items include plantain-crusted mahi mahi with banana-lentil salad, crispy snapper with paella rice, Cuban steak with yucca fries, and ginger-crusted tuna loin with rock shrimp. About the only complaint that can be made of Roomba is that the kitchen is too generous. The first gasp is usually at how gorgeous the plates are. The second gasp is at how much food is on the plate. Waiter, another mojito, por favor!

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