Little Ricky's is a new gastronomic addition to the cityscape of DC's Brookland neighborhood. The restaurant is named after the son of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo of the "I Love Lucy" fame. The owner's characterization of Little Ricky's being "An American Paladar" refers to one of the first home-based eateries that the Cuban communist regime allowed Cuban citizens in Havana to operate as a "free enterprise" business offer food to tourist and locals alike.
Little Ricky's has a simple but pleasant, upbeat ambience and truly friendly staff. The food is prepared daily with fresh ingredients. Dishes range from traditional Cuban entres such as Ropa Vieja, Pollo Encebollado, Masitas de Puerco, Picadillo, and Gambas al Ajillo, to lighter but equally satisfying foods such as plaintain soup, salads and an assortment of appetizers and side orders. Also, it offers burgers and sandwiches, including the famous Cuban sandwich. The bar provides an assortment of signature cocktails, premium spirits, and domestic and international beers and wines. Ambience, service, food quality and affordability all contribute to make Little Ricky's a favorite among Cuban food lovers in the DC Metro area who may be pocket conscious also.