Construction has started at Lapu Lapu in the Kentlands neighborhood of Gaithersburg.
Back in October we let you know that Lapu Lapu, which will be the sister restaurant of popular Rockville/North Bethesda/Kensington restaurant Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly, announced via Instagram that it was coming soon.
The new restaurant will be taking over the 325 square foot storefront that was formerly home to Tex-Mex restaurant Peppers, located next to Vasili’s. It will specialize in breakfast sandwiches.
Per the restaurant’s Instagram account, Lapu Lapu is currently hiring and anticipates to open prior to spring.
Sister restaurant Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly started as a pop-up at owner Javier Fernandez’ sister’s bakery– Gwenie’s Pastries (12113 Nebel Street in Rockville) in 2016, before opening at 5268-H Nicholson Ln 240-669-4383.