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Best Taste of Puerto Rico in College Hill

Wanna try a new dish? Or maybe hear some authentic Puerto Rican music? Is it time to learn a new dance? On any regular day, Mashroots in College Hill may look like your typical fast-casual lunch spot. The twist is, of course, that you won’t find soup and sandwiches here. Instead, you can dig into mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican dish of fried and mashed plantains, topped with veggies, protein and sauce. It gets better. About once a month, Mashroots puts on a night full of unique cultural fun — from Spanish language night to paella night to Brazilian music night — to help us all expand our worldview along with our tummies. mashroots.com.