2620 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Monday through Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm.
Nearby Metro Stops: Shaw-Howard University
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
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.