Posts Tagged ‘Tortilla Coast’

Remixology: Make Us a Drink with Thai Basil Jalapeños

Where: Tortilla Coast, 1460 P St. NW Bartender: Jamie Pineda Mystery Ingredient: Thai basil jalapeños from D.C.-based Gordy’s Pickle Jar Bartender Response: “I love pickles, but I’m not a big fan of jalapeños,” Pineda said, taking a bite to assess the heat level. Yep, spicy. What We Got: A scorchingly hot, take-no-prisoners cocktail with mezcal, […]

GOP-Mex: The Republican Tex-Mex Connection

Monday night, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and 15 to 20 House Republicans met in the basement of Tortilla Coast, Roll Call reports, to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. While we can't say whether there was a consensus on queso or guac, it's clear that there's a long been a Republican affinity toward […]

What To Eat Tonight: Cheaper Ceviche at Tortilla Coast

The newish (and purportedly more authentically Mexican) Tortilla Coast in Logan Circle this week extended its happy hour by a whole half-happy-hour. Another change that's designed to drive up the contentment factor: food specials. Pick from tamales with barbacoa chicken, crispy pulled chicken taquitos and chicken quesadilas with chihuahua cheese, each priced at $5.95. A […]

Pork Me Another One, Please! Tortilla Coast’s Bacon, Jalapeno & Pineapple Frozen Margarita

If you ask me to list the top five things I love in life, bacon and booze would rank Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. So, naturally, when I heard that Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill was combining the two into a frosty libation, I got down there in the blink of bleary eye. This tantalizing […]

What To Eat Tonight: Buffalo-Style Frog Legs at Thunder Burger

Tonight: it's Wednesday, so yes, there's something unusual on the menu at Thunder Burger. Today's special: cornmeal dusted buffalo-style frog legs. Also, the new Tortilla Coast in Logan Circle debuts its new happy hour specials tonight from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Margaritas are $7—they're usually $10. Coming up: on Friday, chef Todd Gray hosts […]

El Centro Meets La Competición: Tortilla Coast Opens In Logan Circle

El Centro D.F. has some new neighborly competition in the table-side made-to-order guacamole business.  And this place packs its avocado dip with spicy serrano. Located just a few blocks away, the new and purportedly more authentically Mexican Tortilla Coast opens Monday at 1460 P St. NW. Washingtonian has photos. Metromix hit up last night's opening […]

No ‘Fajita Orgy’ At The New Tortilla Coast: Logan Circle Spin-Off To Focus on ‘Authentic Mexican’

Capitol Hill's longstanding Tex-Mex outpost and intern magnet Tortilla Coast—former home of the $8.95 all-you-can-eat "fajita orgy," a staple of this columnist's Saturday-night diet during his leaner, even more shallow-pocketed cub-reporter days—is aiming to open its second location in Logan Circle in mid-December. According to a press release, the new and improved Coast will focus […]

Natasha Barrett Discovers The Strasburger

Natasha Barrett, local News Channel 8's answer to Kathy Lee Gifford, took a bite into the whole Strasburger phenomenon last week, sampling the beefy tribute to Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg's rapidly expanding ego at Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill. "It's just everything to make your hips grow!" Barrett said of the two honey-glazed patties topped with fried onions, sold for […]