El Chucho Cocina Superior
3313 11th St., NW
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Huaraches; elote callejero, street-style corn on the cob; posole; torta ahogado, with chopped pork; asada tacos.
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.