El Centro DF
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- El Centro DFFirst to ReviewOct 21, 2013
El Centro is fairly new but they've already established themselves as one of DC's best Mexican restaurants.
I ate downstairs in their underground tequileria section, which also serves food but has a long bar as well with a number of talented mixologists mixing up tequila cocktails (there are other drinks available as well, but it's hard not to go for tequila in a tequileria). The drinks are FANTASTIC - I tried a mango margarita which was super refreshing, and sampled the Lavanda (tequila, St. Germain, lavender simple syrup. Delicious). The food is amazing - authentic, flavorful, and simple. I had the Chicken Enchiladas Divorciadas, and tried the Al Pastor tacos (which, aside from being a wonderful combination of pork and pineapple, come in the cutest taco holder you can imagine).
Around 11pm, the music comes on and people start dancing so it can be a bit hard to hold a conversation. But if you want to stick around, head upstairs to the more relaxed taqueria, or, on a summer night, enjoy some more drinks on the rooftop lounge.