Order a Po’Boy at Gumbo Ya Ya in Germantown
If New Orleans cuisine is tasty, and Puerto Rican fare is delicious, too, then it stands to reason that a combination of the two should be really something special. That’s the premise behind Gumbo Ya Ya. Having started as a food truck out in Suitland just a couple of years ago, Gumbo Ya Ya’s popular brick and mortar location in Germantown illustrates just how far the business has come in a relatively short amount of time.
Though the restaurant is located in a shopping center, its interior channels a relaxed, lounge-like vibe, especially in the bar area. The atmosphere is nice, but the menu is clearly the main attraction. You can go for straight Cajun or Puerto Rican food on the menu, but regulars say the best path is to mix both. Try a catfish po’boy with a side of arroz con pollo, or an order of Ya Ya empanadas along with Cajun mac and cheese.