Cheap Eats 2013: Mama Chuy
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
Cheap Eats 2012

Mama Chuy
Address: 2620 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-667-6262
Cuisines: Mexican
Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm.
Nearby Metro Stops: Shaw-Howard University
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Price Details: Appetizers $2.50 to $4.50. Entrees $3.50 to $12.

The patio overlooking Howard University may not be a picture-perfect perch to sip margaritas and munch on chips and guac. But if you’ve tired of boisterous happy-hour scenes, this tiny brother/sister operation is a wonderful antidote. The cooking is the draw, particularly the cocktail-party-size sopes and tacos, which have the depth and detail you’d find at one of José Andrés’s small-plates extravaganzas—at a fraction of the cost.

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