Young and Hungry

Drink Tequila on the Roof of Pacifico Cantina Tomorrow

Pacifico Cantina opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Barracks Row. The Mexican restaurant is the latest project from Xavier Cervera, the restaurateur behind Molly Malone's, the Chesapeake Room, Lola's, and several other Capitol Hill eateries.

Expect fairly straight-forward Tex Mex offerings: nachos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas. Pacifico also joins the ranks of hip Mexican joints with pricey guac—$12 for the Guacamole Mocajete. (Oyamel's guac is $13.50, Bandolero's is $13, Tortilla's Coast's is $11.95, and El Centro's is $9.95.)

While it's too soon to vouch for the food, the roof deck looks pretty sweet. Plus, the restaurant serves buckets of canned beer and a long list of tequilas, so you can't go wrong there.

Pacifico Cantina, 518 8th St. SE; 202-507-8143;

Photo via Pacifico Cantina

  • Alex

    $6 for drafts of Mexican piss water? $9 for a margarita?? God I love DC. Impressed with the food prices though, not bad.

  • Big Ant

    Wow $12 for Guacamole $6 for drafts no thanks.

  • monkeyrotica

    So it's basically what you'd eat at Banana Cafe, except on the roof, with a 30% markup.

  • dave b

    the more mexican restaurants that open the more i stay at la loma

  • sm

    hopefully, unlike banana cafe, the food won't be terrible. how the heck that place is still open is soooo beyond me.

  • MexPat

    If I have to pay $18 for 2 enchiladas, the restaurant should provide as many chips and salsa as I can eat (without charging $3 per serving). No gracias.