Gumbo Ya Ya is Coming to Rockville Town Square

Gumbo Ya Ya, a Cajun and Puerto Rican fusion restaurant with a location in Germantown, is coming to Rockville Town Square.

This location will not be full-service like their Germantown restaurant, but was described to me as “premium fast casual.” The Rockville location will offer a full bar, tables to dine-in, and a Sunday brunch menu that will be unique to the Rockville Town Square location.

Gumbo Ya Ya will be located in the old Lab Cafe location, across from Finnegan’s Wake, at 101 Gibbs Street. Full menus pictured below and ALL government employees- local, state, federal, receive a 10% discount with ID.

As with all Rockville Town Square locations (including the library), parking is free for 2 hours with validation.



1 Comment on "Gumbo Ya Ya is Coming to Rockville Town Square"

  1. I really wanted to like this place, honestly I do! The food is good, being that in very familiar with Puerto Rican food the taste is pretty comparable. The tostones were fried right and not full of grease. The other items we ordered came out warm and. It HOT..Now we wanted to try a few other things like the gumbo but of course on a weekend night around 7pm they were sold out.

    Any good reviews that you see could be from friends or the restaurant because there’s no waaaay you can give this place 5 stars

    Now to the service! Awwwww man! The service Suckkkksssss! We walked in to a half empty restaurant and was told it would be a 45 minute wait for food. Took about 15 minutes to get our drinks.. This is Rockville not Germantown, folks don’t have time to wait especially on the first week open. Super bad first impression. I saw several people walk out due to not being approached upon walking in. I’m actually use to slow service while visiting old San Juan or the Condado area restaurants when on vacation but IM NOT ON VACATION. With only 6 tables there should be a 45 minute wait for food. I get it, they’re probably on a fix budget and don’t wanna waste food by pre-cooking which could eat at their bottom like (expenses of running a new business). With all the media attention they’ve done to announcing their opening, part of the outreach given to the media should mention that the wait could be long at times. At least set the expectations.

    I really want this place to last. They can really corner them market as they’re not many Puerto Rican restaurants in the area but with other business closing in Rockville town center and with rent being at a premium they had better get it together… QUICKLY!

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