Fuego Cocina Will Close in Clarendon

The Mexican restaurant from chef Jeff Tunks shutters on October 16.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria will serve its last queso dip on October 16. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria will serve its last round of margaritas in Clarendon on October 16. The Mexican restaurant and bar from Passion Food Hospitality chef/co-owner Jeff Tunks announced the shutter in a press release.

“We’ve loved being part of this dynamic and welcoming community, but at this time, the location ultimately does not fit into the goals of our professional direction,” says partner Gus DiMillo in the announcement.

Passion Food Hospitality is behind several restaurants in Washington area, including Acadiana, PassionFish, and Burger Tap & Shake.

Fuego launched in 2012 under chef Alfredo Solis. The two-story space offers a large selection of tequilas and margaritas, and menus that draw from traditional Mexican cuisine. Leading up to the closure, the restaurant will offer a series of specials announced via social media.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria. 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

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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.