Reviewed By Thomas Head
Comments () | Published October 18, 2006
Address: 1792 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-1011
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, South American, Mexican
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 9 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted

June 2005

This homey Mexican cafe grew out of a grocery store where owner Pepe Montesinos sold soft tacos over the counter. Demand was so great that he added another room and table service. The wonderful soft tacos are still on the menu, but there are other attractions. One is Montesinos's own invention: The delicious torta is a sort of Mexican sub filled with grilled meat, guacamole, chilies, and sauce.

Mixtec also has some of the best tamales in town--the pork-filled ones are particularly good. If you've made the mistake of drinking too many of Mixtec's very good margaritas, come back for lunch the next day for menudo, a tripe stew that's reputed to be a sure-fire hangover cure.

Mixtec, 1792 Columbia Rd., NW; 202-332-1011.

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