Port Au Prince, web site, 7912 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2006. Closed Fridays, as they are Seventh Day Adventists, slightly unusual hours so check before going. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | Bethesda Magazine | Ylp]
They have fried goat, fried turkey, the Haitian classic black rice with mushrooms (always a must), divine spicy red sauce, and very good plantains. This is the most authentic Haitian place the DC area has had. It is also a fun hang-out with a dynamic Haitian and African-American crowd, nice décor, good homey feel. The key is to apply the spicy red sauce liberally to virtually everything you order – ask for extra. There is really no downside to this place, but I will note it is not mom and pop level cheap. The prices are entirely reasonable for what you get, but entrees run in the low twenties, not the low teens. Just know that before going. I’m a big fan and look forward to repeated visits.
Haiti’s Street Food