The Needle: Casa Oaxaca (August 2007)
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Casa Oaxaca
Address: 2106 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-387-2272
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: South American, Mexican
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 5 to 9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday 5 to 11:30 PM. Closed Monday.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Starters, $6.50 to $12; main courses, $12 to $19.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly, Party Space, Good for Groups
Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
5 - 7 PM; bar only.
Happy Hour Days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

The place has a festive air, as if the owners had siphoned off some of the spillover crowd standing in line at nearby Lauriol Plaza. So far the cooking, for all its brightness and authentic ingredients, isn’t ready for prime time: The mole is more gentle than gutsy, some of the meats have been tough, and the drinks are too weak.

-This appeared in "The Needle: A Monthly Gauge of Restaurants on the Radar," in the August 2007 issue of The Washingtonian.  

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