Washington, D.C. Latin American Food Deals
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Taqueria Distrito Federal - Kenned...
Taqueria Distrito Federal - Kennedy St....
Washington, D.C.Although Luis Marroquin hails from El Salvador, he has fashioned each outpost of this taquería in a style that celebrates Mexico. This modest Petworth location is adorned with south-of-the-border tchotchkes and a shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Choose flavorful tacos, burritos, or tostadas with your choice of meat and salsa—we like the tender carne asada with salsa verde. Wash it down with Mexican Coke or horchata, a cinnamon-flavored rice-milk drink.
Follow your nose to this Eye Street spot, which has been serving authentic Indian cuisine for more than 16 years. Indulge your other senses as you take in the casual ambiance and the delicious food and drink. Whether it's the fresh naan, tandoori, or curries, your eyes will be wide with excitement.
Washington, D.C.Step up to the wooden counter to order from a menu of more than a dozen savory empanadas. But, says The Washington Post: "These are not your Argentine grandmother's empanadas." These Latin-style turnovers are filled with everything from chipotle steak to smoked eggplant, and served with four different dipping sauces. On the sweet side, enjoy flavors like guava and berry cocoa. And with its modern décor, eating here is as cool as a South American breeze on your cheek.
$50 to Spend on Food and Drink
There's a brand new chef at this Cleveland Park favorite, and Billy Klein is infusing the already-innovative tapas menu with his own personal flair, focusing on local, seasonal ingredients and wood-grilled meats:
• $25 for $50 to spend on food and drink
• Octopus with ham inside crispy zucchini croquettes showcases Pulpo's namesake
• Pay a visit to the bar, where you'll find the Wilder brothers' cocktail creations
Creative Cocktails and Much More
Famous for creating well-loved cocktail programs around the city for the past few years, The Wilder brothers Ari and Micah are now bringing their expertise to Pulpo. Try one of their cocktails from the gun, the Fernet con Coca that blends Mexican cola, Fernet Branca, vanilla bean, Hellfire bitters and a touch of ginger ice cream; or taste the French Quarter Hurricane slushie, a sweet fruit-topped concoction with bite.
Maraki Ethiopian Restaurant
$30 to Spend on Food and Drink
This sleek, neon-accented U Street bar and restaurant might be one of the classiest spots you ever find yourself eating with your hands -- you'll use pieces of flavorful injera bread to scoop up spicy Ethiopian stews:
• $15 for $30 to spend on food and drink
• Try stews like the beef tibis featuring tender beef sautéed in herbs and butter
• Wide variety of vegetarian options such as spicy lentils, yellow peas, and collard greens
Maraki Ethiopian Restaurant's Website
$30 to Spend on Hot Pots
The owners of this spot playfully refer to the experience as Asian fondue -- a mix of Chinese hot pots and Japanese shabu-shabu where you'll simmer your favorite meats and seafood in flavorful broth at your table before you dip and devour:
• $15 for $30 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks
• Select all the beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and seafood you can eat
• Create your own dipping sauce from green onion, garlic, soy sauce, and more
How It Works
First, select your favorite broth, then load up on meats and veggies to cook in your hot pot. Choose a classic sauce like the house sesame sauce or dream up one suited to your own tastes. Then, a staff member will show you how to cook your meats and veggies to perfection in your hot pot. The dipping sauce creates the finishing touch to your tasty creation.
Hot Spot's Website