El Chucho Cocina Superior

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

Cheap Eats 2013: El Chucho

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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.