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About Us

The Beginning

At the age of 24th years old Ernesto Garcia originally from Oaxaca, Mexico founded Ay Arepa Llc in September of 2011. Ay Arepa food cart was stationed outside Yale Hospital and then one month later Ernesto opened a second food cart at York St & Elm St near Yale University.


Due to the success on both food carts running at the same time Rubamba Restaurant has born in March 14th of 2012. Recently Due to the Covid-19 in 2021 we had the opportunity to have seasonal Outdoor Seating.


Our Mission

Our Mission and commitment to our community and New Haven visitors is to have a unique and different Latin food experience. We believe in our products and the potential we have to grow and generate more job opportunities. 

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