Mojito Cuban Cuisine was a Brooklyn, New York restaurant featured on season 03 of Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon Ramsay visited the Mojito in 2009 and the episode aired in 2010. As of 2024, Mojito is closed.

Is Mojito still open or closed?

Since the episode aired in 2010 many are wondering whether Mojito is still closed. As of 2024, Mojito is closed in Brooklyn nearly 7 years after Gordon Ramsay’s visit.

After the episode was aired the restaurant’s sales increased by 25%. The restaurant was doing good for some time. However, it was closed back in 2016.

The owners of Mojito didn’t offer detailed explanations for the closure, but it’s likely that factors such as significant debt and tension between the owners who were former husband and wife contributed to the decision.

Episode Recap

Mojito was episode 4 of season 3.

Restaurant name Mojito
Owner  Marcelo and Katalina
Waiters/Staff Geo, Maggie
ChefMarcelo, Eduardo
Original Episode Air DateFebruary 25, 2010
Mojito’s Address82 Washington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205
Is Mojito’s still open? (2024)Closed 

Mojito update 2024 – Where are they now?

After Gordon Ramsay and his team departed from Mojito, the owners implement new policies to ensure fresh food and reduce wastage, and reviews were somewhat positive.

But still, Mojito managed to maintain a three-star rating on Yelp, which fell short of the usual standard for successful restaurants, typically at least four stars. Despite modest improvements in Yelp ratings, the owners reported a significant increase in business, up by more than 30%.

Subsequently, Gordon Ramsay returned to revisit the restaurant in episode 4 of season 4 in 2011. He was pleased with the nice atmosphere and restaurant being busy with customers. He complimented the owners for working together to improve the restaurant despite their estranged relationship.

However, Mojito Cuban Cuisine closed on March 2nd, 2016, which was a nearly six years after the Mojitos Kitchen Nightmares episode aired on TV. The actual reason for the closure was not explained by the owners.

As of 2024, the old Mojitos Brooklyn New York City location is occupied by a new cafe named Le Petit Monstre.

What happened to the owners of Mojito?

 Katalina seems to have built a successful career in the culinary industry, and appeared on several cooking shows including Chopped, Cut Throat Kitchen, and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.

There is not much information revealed about Marcello after Mojito’s closure. However, according to his face book page, he lives in Antioquia, Colombia.

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