Cheap Eats 2013: Los Hermanos

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


Photograph courtesy of Aris Compres.

About Los Hermanos



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.

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.