3009 W End Ave, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.143463 -86.814432
Mon. - Thu. 4pm - 12pm;Fri. - Sat. 4pm - 1am;Sun. 10:30am - 3pm
nasty and uncool – want to go to the most overrated pretentious and nastiest place in nashville?
then rumba is your destination
the add claims you might get to drink with the owners in the private bar in back---oh right. what a joke.
what a group of self proclaimed cool people. in reality, their
"coolness" is the veil they use to keep from seeing their hollow arrogance
watch the servers not wash their hands but stop to kneed the bread you will soon eat? really ?? taste good?? i hope so --- go ahead and get on the antibiotics
or you will wake up with the biggest and longest case of diarrhea you ever had. is that cool? i would call it more like flames....
Worst Food I have ever had in Nashville – I have lived here 4 years.. and I will say that this was the worst food me and my husband have ever ate.
The shrimp temp. roll was cold and not fresh, the lettuce was limp, the shrimp came out of a can.
My husband just threw up his meal. He had one of the oven roasted pizzas, that was so bad. So bad. It was soggy, and the pizza was TINY!
I had the Ahi sandwich with fries. It was a big chunk of fish that was bright pink and cold inside, the bun was doughy and disgusting. The fries were limp and gross.
I can not believe I had to pay for that. I do not recommend this place to anyone, and will be spreading the word on how awful the food was.
Service was good, server was kind. But that was it.
I also think I am about to throw up. It was that bad.
don't be a sucker – Don't get suckered at Rumba. The "friendly staff" are ready to milk you for tips. But jealous management will cut your throat.
Claims to be "the coolest" are not consistent with the treatment of patrons.
And the food is maggot friendly.
Don't waste you time or your money.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! – The food and service is always great! Go on Sundays for 1/2 off bottle of wine and get the red curry!!!! :) :)
Meet for cocktails, go elsewhere for food – We arrived to a not full restaurant but were seated in the front bar area where the tables/chairs feel like you are sitting in an elementary art class. Bit disappointed. Perhaps if I would have worn a dress with cowboy boots, we would have been seated in the dining room?
Drinks were great - hats off to the bartenders. I tried an Amazonas (some berry combo cocktail on the menu) - not overly sweet and very good. My friend had a perfectly made Kettle 1 dirty martini.
Per the waitress' recommendation we tried the Stuffed Peppadews (small peppers stuffed with goat cheese, skewered and grilled) and Fried Artichoke (panko battered artichoke served over hummus and panesco, a roasted red pepper pesto type dip/spread). Peppadews were tiny, bland and not something I would recommend to guests. The artichokes were fine, the bland spreads added nothing to the artichoke - could have provided some naan chips to eat the spreads for $12. We also ordered a trio of Satay - chicken, beef and tofu. The sauces were great and the chicken and tofu were fine, but the beef was overcooked, very chewy/tough and tasteless. They obviously used an extremely cheap cut of beef and didn't cook it properly - ugh.
Starting to think this could be our 1st and only visit to Rumba, we orded 2 more items to give them another shot - the Peppadew/Pepperoni pizza and the Barros Luca (a steak sandwich). The pizza tasted like it was a frozen pizza - horrible processed sauce and dry/bland crust , completely overpowered by the sweetness of the Peppadew. The Barros Luca had the same cheap tough/chewy steak that was used on the satay - inedible. The only highlight of the Barros was the tempura green beans which our waitress said we could substitute for fries - definitely get these! They are lightly seasoned with soy and remind me of tempura vegs from good Japanese restaurants.
Since we were still hungry from not eating most of the food served, we wanted to try the Tres Leche dessert. Luckily, our waitress didn't bother to ask us if we wanted dessert as she set the bill down on the table and walked away. After reading on the website that drinks are "half-price on Tuesdays", I was a bit irritated when the bill arrived. Apparently, the half-price drinks are well liquor and domestic beers - would have been nice if our waitress mentioned this. My fault for assuming the advertising was honest.
Won't willingly go back to Rumba, but would have a cocktail there if forced by friends in the future.
Incredible food and drinks – I walked in and it was a very trendy, cool looking place and it just got better and better.
Charles, our waiter, gave us incredibly friendly, prompt service, very attentive.
We started out with drinks, my friend had a strawberry coconut rum drink and talked about how incredible it was all night. We ordered a couple of really good appetizers, one was a flatbread with tomatoes and mozzarella with a balsamic drizzle and the other was a very unique spicy veggie deal with a hot, sweet and sour dipping sauce. We ordered arugula salads with skewers of portabelos and shrimp. It was wonderful and the dipping sauces were out of this world!!! I will be back!! Great job!!!
Great place for drinks... that's about it – Okay, normally I hate it when people come on here and complain about pricing blah, blah blah. But, I must say that for the quality of the entrees for the price it just didn't quite match up. My entree was over $20 and it was a pork shoulder entree. While pork should be moist this one tasted as if it were last nights leftovers. I should have known. I mean how fast can you braise pork shoulder right? The mojito and our appetizer was excellent. I enjoyed the atmosphere as it was very lively. I would recommend this place for appetizers, cocktails and the atmosphere, not for your meal.
Plan to waste an afternoon – Got there around 4pm on a saturday. after waiting 10 minutes to be seated on the porch, i realized their awning should be longer. we were seated directly under the sun. 17 minutes later, our waiter came by for our drink order; 20 min. later, we received them. 35 min later we requested another round, but decided to forgo the food idea since we had plans that evening. 20 min after that i pulled the manager aside and asked about our mojitos. he said he'll go get them right away. I also asked for the check. He returned, telling us our second round was on the house. That seemed appropriate. The bill was $18.40. I gave him $40. He promptly returned with $2. I was a bit peeved. My waiter came by, and i explained the discrepancy with the bill. He said he'd go fix it right away. 20 minutes later, with no response, my date and i got up and walked out. That was a horrible first impression, and we will never return.
Pre Dave Matthews dinner and drinks. – We arrived at the Restraunt at 4:15 pm, sat down and were immediatly given menus. We sat for 15 min before anyone even came to the table, waitress came to table for drink order, took order, 15 min later I got my water ( designated driver) and everyone got thier drinks. 15 min later she came to get our order ( 45 min until she took our order!) about 30 min later our food came then about 5 min after that our second rounds of drinks came...... waitress was horrible. Manager walked by our table 20 times seeing us sitting there looking dissatisfied.. never inquired anything. I will never go back there
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