If you haven’t tried El Centro D.F.’s Mexican Mojito, you should really ask Santa to bring you one. Craig and I headed to the U Street restaurant last week to check out some of the new dishes at Richard Sandoval’s popular spot (he also owns Masa 14 next door) and we were pleasantly surprised with, well, everything. The ambiance is dark and what I like to call “aztec-chic.”
The Mexican Mojito, a twist on the classic drink that uses tequila instead of rum and chili-ginger for an extra kick is a fantastic way to start the meal, as are the guacamole and Cozumel Ceviche. If you’re into fish tacos (as I am), the Baja Tacos are not to be missed and if you’re looking for a new and unique dish, you have to try the Chichilo Negro – a beef brisket dish with pickled chiles – it’s like nothing you’ve had before.
And if you’re looking for a fabulous reason to check out El Centro (other than their Bottomless Tequila Brunch, of course), here are a few upcoming events that may get you there sooner rather than later:
- Monday Night “Meet the maker” Series: Every Monday night, Tequila Ambassadors join the bartenders in the Tequileria (bar) and host tastings from 6-7 PM where guests enjoy flights, bites and Tequila insights.
- $2 Taco Tuesday: Beginning December 13th, the Tequileria will feature $2 tacos of the Chef’s selection of the day.
- Year Round Rooftop Happy Hour: Daily from 5-7pm on their enclosed rooftop.
- Bottomless Weekend Brunch: Served Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 3pm; $35 all you can eat and drink!
- New Year’s Eve: A $40 or $60 pre-fixe menu to include some of El Centro’s favorite dishes and a champagne toast!