WHO WE ARE
MashRoots specializes in Latin American fast casual dining, offering a diverse menu that includes classic dishes such as Mofongo, Burgers, and Empanadas. Our core belief is to provide unique and delectable cuisine that is both accessible and enticing. Our ultimate goal is to share the mouthwatering flavors we grew up with, and make them available to you.
CINCY'S HOME TO THE
Mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish made by mashing fried green plantains with garlic, olive oil in a wooden mortar and pestle. It's a versatile dish served as a side or main course, often paired with meat, fish, or seafood. Mofongo is loved for its crispy exterior, soft and savory interior, and rich flavor profile.
From Latin America to Cincinnati
MashRoots was born out of a friendship between Cuban/Brazilian and a Puerto Rican who shared a passion for food, science, and business. Having moved to Cincinnati 15 years ago, we dreamed of bringing a taste of our culture to the Midwest and sharing the diversity of Latin American cuisine.
During a snowboarding trip to Canada in early 2017, we mixed leftover "mofongo" and "borscht" soup, and decided to turn our dream into a reality.
Drawing on our family recipes and partnering with Findlay Kitchen, we launched a start-up pop-up restaurant, and within 5 months, held our first event in May of 2017. Since then, we have continued to share the magic of Mofongo and Latin American Street Food.
We invite others to experience the delicious flavors of Latin America!
MEET THE FOUNDERS
½ Cuban, ½ Brazilian, 100% Miami
Music, food and soccer sum up his upbringing and from a very early age he found himself intrigued and always helping around the kitchen as his parents cooked. Favorite things to make are always anything involving meat with my mantra being the bigger the better.
Arnaldo was born and raised in Puerto Rico near the south region of the island. His mother Lucy, being a stay at home mom cooked delicious meals every day, sparked his interest in cooking. Cooking was an easy way to bring friends together, have a good time and make Cincinnati the new home away from home.