From a Cuban/Brazilian & Puertorican friendship with a shared passion for food, science, and business MashRoots was born. Having moved to Cincinnati 15 years ago we often dreamt of bringing a bit of our culture to the Mid West and sharing the diversity of Latin America. In early 2017 during a snowboarding trip to Canada and after making lunch a delicious mix of leftover “mofongo” and leftover “borscht” soup we decided to put our dream into action.
Building from the family recipes we grew up loving we partnered with Findlay Kitchen to build our concept into a start up pop up restaurant. In a matter of 5 months we went from concept to our first pop up event on May 7, 2017 and we haven’t look back since then. We have successfully had two full seasons as a vendor on the weekends at Findlay Market, popped up at breweries throughout the city and participated in large festivals like Taste of Cincinnati, Bunbury, and Taste of OTR to name a few.
The key thing we have learned is that Cincinnati is ready and eager to experience something completely new and different; and just like we did growing up, they are falling in love with Mofongo. We are planning to open our first brick & mortar by the end of the 2020 year in College Hill.