The food at El Centro won’t blow your mind - it’s simple Mexican food, and that’s fine. This spot is more about having a good time than eating food you’ll tell your grandkids about. For birthdays, group dinners, or Friday nights, the guacamole, enchiladas, margaritas, and rooftop to enjoy them all on will get the job done.
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For a kind of healthy lunch in Georgetown, get some of the (surprisingly good) vegetarian tacos at Chaia.
Baked & Wired
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
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Mayahuel is a Mexican restaurant in Woodley Park that’s ideal for big groups, with pitchers of margaritas and plenty of sharable dishes.
Lauriol Plaza Restaurant
Lauriol doesn't serve the best Mexican food in Dupont, but as long as you know that, it's a fun spot to start a night out.
It gets crowded on the weekends, but El Rey is a reliable spot for after work drinks and Mexican food around U Street.
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The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.
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