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Savor delectable Mexican favorites in a cheery atmosphere at Surfside, located in Glover Park. Vibrant hues and ambient lighting give a lively vibe to the place. The exposed-brick walls add a nice contrast to the proceedings. The charming rooftop deck sees a perennial bustle in the evenings. The menu offers a diverse Mexican fare from tacos and quesadillas to burritos, with a focus on seafood. Kids get their one little selection of specialties. The sauces, dressings and other ingredients are freshly made on premises everyday. A selection of beers and cocktails make up the drinks list. The rooftop deck is available for private hire, and is a fun space for parties. Check website for more.
This is a wonderful watering hole to hit before or after a movie. Guapo's Restaurant is down the street from several theaters. On warm summer nights, patrons pack the outdoor tables, drink margaritas and feast on classic Mexican fare. Guapo's goes beyond the more common favorites of tacos and burritos with delicate ceviche, grilled quail and fresh fish dishes. To complement these, you have luscious wines and cocktails. And not to forget, the simply irresistible desserts!
Julia's empanadas are made by hand and baked with love. These soft-shell dough pockets are stuffed with such favorites as chorizo, spinach and turkey with spring onions. A Vegetarian Empanada is also available, its ingredients change weekly. Delicious soups and salads round out the menu. Rice pudding and scrumptious fruit empanadas, filled with peach, apple, blueberry, guava or other fruits are popular dessert options.
Inspired by the range of Mexican style dishes found in California, Johnny Pistolas brings to the political hub of DC, daring flavors dipped in Tabasco sauce and drenched in tequila. Come with all your friends and nibble on complementary tortillas and salsa dips while awaiting an order of exotic drinks and authentic food. Try the chef's table items between 6:30p and 8:30p and watch your food being prepared before your very own eyes by a gourmet chef. The chef's table also comes with a special wood burning oven, making the experience even more exciting. Events and parties can also be hosted here. However, remember to book well in advance.
Practice your Spanish at Haydee's in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, where many Hispanics live and work. The food here is served quickly, but lingering over your meal is encouraged. At night the restaurant gets noisy and crowded with locals. Enchiladas, burritos, tostadas and other Mexican favorites are served with rice and beans. A basket of fresh tortilla chips at your table is always quickly refilled by the friendly wait staff. Beer and mixed drinks are also served. The margaritas here pack a punch.
Popular among 18th Street revelers for a pre or post-club dinner, this Salvadoran restaurant provides good food for a good value. Checkered tablecloths and basic décor give the place a somewhat utilitarian feel, but the food is great. Tasty enchiladas, tacos and burritos, served with rice and beans are favorites. Crispy homemade tortilla chips are served with chunky salsa. A full selection of drinks is available from the bar.
This is a festive restaurant, well loved for many years by neighborhood patrons. The restaurant has a delightful rooftop terrace for alfresco dining. The dining room has the look and feel of a cozy cafe. The decor is simple, with white walls, white tablecloths and gilt-framed paintings. Blending Spanish, Mexican and Tex-Mex traditions, the menu is strong on fajitas and grilled entrees. Classic paellas and the marinated pork dishes are also excellent.
Mission is set in the hip neighborhood of Dupont Circle. This Mexican diner is the brainchild of Rodrigo Albarran-Torres. Spread across more than 6500 square feet (603.87 square meters), it features three dining rooms, two bars, an event space and a huge outdoor patio. This bi-level restaurant with its exposed brick look is a nice spot to gorge on traditional Mexican fare. Savor their Nachos Rod, Enchiladas de Pollo, Huaraches (thick flatbread with sour cream, shredded cheese and choice meat), Taco Salad, Flautas de Pollo, Tacos Al Pastor, Fajitas and Chorizo Burger. Enjoy their happy hours with a choice drink.