Kumbia is Coming to Rockville Town Square, Replacing Spice Xing

by Patrick Herron

Kumbia is Coming to Rockville Town Square, Replacing Spice Xing

Kumbia, a South American restaurant focusing on cuisine from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador, is coming to 100 B Gibbs Street in Rockville Town Square, the former location of Spice Xing. The restaurant is expected to open this winter.

Per Federal Realty:

Kumbia will occupy a 3,904-sqaure-foot space at 100 B Gibbs Street next to First Watch and Truist Bank. Named after the popular music style similar to salsa and reggae, the full-service restaurant will offer a variety of South American food from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador. It will also offer a robust tableside cocktail menu and a variety of nighttime entertainment.

“We are excited to bring a unique Latin offering, to include exciting cocktails, beloved dishes and live music inspired by the variety of cuisines that represent South American food culture,” said Steven Tobar, co-owner of Kumbia. “We look forward to joining the diverse collection of restaurants that make the neighborhood a great community dining destination.”

Kumbia joins the recently announced Èkó House (Èkó) and El Mercat Bar de Tapas, as the latest restaurants to join Rockville Town Square.
Èkó House is full-service Nigerian restaurant located at 150 Gibbs Street. El Mercat Bar de Tapas (El Mercat) is located at 101 Gibbs Street and will feature traditional Spanish tapas, paellas, gambas al ajillo, patatas bravas, Tortilla Española as well as sangria, wines, and beer.

“We look forward to welcoming Kumbia to Rockville Town Square, to complement the now open Plaza Oaxaca, and the soon to open Thai Chef and Half Smoke, to name just a few,” said Mickey Papillon, Vice President at Federal Realty. “These new restaurants, alongside longtime Rockville favorites, make for a compelling and unique dining scene for the greater Rockville and Montgomery County community.”


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