La Sirenita: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Cost:

Sopas des mariscos (seafood soup) at La Sirenita. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About La Sirenita

Cost:

Location(s)
4911 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781

The reason to drop by this Mexican restaurant is the menudo, a hard-to-find soup made with tripe and simmered for hours that many Mexicans regard as the ultimate in comfort food. That explains the crowded, noisy room. But the denizens of Little Mexico, the immigrant community clustered in and around the Bladensburg/Hyattsville area, also come for the chilaquiles (a glorious mess of torn corn tortillas, red or green chili sauce, a fried egg, queso fresco, and a fried chicken cutlet), the huevos rancheros, and the posole, a robust pork-and-hominy soup. One dish is plenty and will take you well past lunch, but don’t ignore one of the best guacamoles in the area. Daily 9 am to 10 pm.

Don’t Miss Another New Restaurant—Get Our Food Newsletter

The latest in Washington’s food and drink scene.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

SIGN UP
We engage readers directly in their mailboxes with topics like Health, Things to Do, Best Brunches, Design & Shopping, and Real Estate. Get the latest from our editors today.
Get The Best Of Washingtonian In Your Inbox!