According to the Mexican community, this is the only authentic Mexican restaurant in D.C. The owner, "Don" Pepe, is the talkative, friendly mastermind behind this unassuming neighborhood joint. For him the restaurant is more a labor of love than a money-making enterprise and his dedication shows in the quality of the cuisine (according to Don Pepe, the key to a successful Mexican restaurant is having fresh corn tortillas—something that he prides himself on). We recommend the queso fundido con chorizo (even better if you combine it with guacamole and wrap it in a tortilla) and the huevos a la Oaxaquena (a satisfying combination of eggs scrambled with pasilla salsa, dried red peppers and served with heaped portions of home fries and refried black beans). The margaritas are also some of the best in the city.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Woodley Park-Zoo