Cheap Eats 2013: El Chucho
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 19, 2013

El Chucho Cocina Superior
Address: 3313 11th St., NW, Washington, DC
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Cuisines: Mexican
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Fri: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM Sat: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM Sun: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Nearby Metro Stops: Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Best Dishes Huaraches; elote callejero, street-style corn on the cob; posole; torta ahogado, with chopped pork; asada tacos.
Price Details: Starters $2.50 to $9, entrées $5 to $12.
Special Features:
Late Night, Good for Groups

Jackie Greenbaum established herself as the queen of suburban chic with Jackie’s in Silver Spring. Her foray into DC is this valentine to Mexico’s bold street foods, among them an irresistible grilled corn on the cob and a lusty, porky posole. The most fun dish is the sloppiest: a pork torta drenched in chili sauce that comes with plastic gloves. But why bother with them? Knock back enough mezcal and you won’t care about the mess.

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