Posts Tagged ‘Mexican’

Mike Isabella Will Open a Mexican Restaurant in Ballston

Apparently Mike Isabella hasn’t given up on Mexican food. Nearly a year after his split with Bandolero, Isabella has announced plans to open a Mexican cantina called Pepita in Ballston. The restaurant will be located at 4000 Wilson Blvd.—the same building as his second Greek restaurant, Kapnos Taverna, which is slated to open this fall. This time around, Isabella […]

Mission Mexican Restaurant Opening in Dupont

No need to drive out to a gas station in Elkridge, Md., or a strip mall in Perry Hall, Md., to sample the sought-after tacos from R&R Taqueria. The taco shop's chef and owner Rodrigo Albarran will oversee the menu at Dupont Circle's new Mexican restaurant, Mission, which officially opens tomorrow. "I was ready to make another […]

Second El Centro D.F. Opens in Georgetown Today With More Than 225 Tequilas

 Bandolero gets a new hip-Mex competitor, just a block away, with today’s opening of restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s second El Centro D.F., in Georgetown. Although standby dishes remain, the second El Centro promises to be more than a carbon copy of the 14th Street NW location. Chef Juan Romero, who’s worked at El Centro since it […]

Mex Perplexed

Seems like there are a million new Mexican-ish restaurants, and each one calls its version of the cuisine something different. To keep them all straight (and to introduce you to some new terms), we've put together this handy guide. Tex-Mex Texas-style Mexican means Texas-sized portions, typically slathered in cheese with refried beans and flour tortillas. […]

Taco the Town: Is D.C.’s Taco Self-Loathing Coming to an End?

The Tacos El Chilango food truck makes no attempts to parkin neighborhoods with lots of foot traffic. You can’t follow it on Twitter, and you won’t find it at Truckeroo. Six days a week, the large white vehicle sits on a hill just off Route 50 in Rosslyn, between the roar of highway traffic and […]

Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant Opens Tonight

The Hip-Mex takeover continues with the opening of Crios tonight at 5 p.m. The Dupont mod-Mex spot is a sister restaurant to Scion next door. Owners Joanne and Julie Liu, whose parents own Jenny's Asian Fusion on the Southwest waterfront, say they wanted to open a neighborhood-focused place with reasonably priced comfort food and saw […]

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 […]

Prickly Pared Down: El Centro’s Lackluster Cactus Taco

Remember Kang and Kodos, the evil space aliens from The Simpsons, with their undulating green tentacles? I was recently reminded of those slimy-looking limbs when sampling the nopal tacos at the new El Centro D.F. That's cactus, to those of you unfamiliar with Mexican plant terminology. The muted Army green-colored slices of prickly pear taste […]