1428 Park Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Nearby Metro Stops: Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Washington’s ethnic-food landscape may be vast, but Dominican cuisine remains a rarity here. This cafeteria-style operation reminds us what we’re missing. The brothers manning the counter, Raymond and Aris Compres, sling gut-busting portions of their mother’s cooking. The lineup of meats changes; the constant is that, whatever the preparation of chicken, goat, oxtails, or pork, it will be fall-off-the-bone tender.