The marvelous Mexican fare explains why political royalty (think Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Sonia Sotomayor) is addicted to this DC hotspot. The savory meat offerings are the stars on the menu, especially the sharable Cinco de Mayo platter featuring beef fajitas, pork ribs, Mexican rice and guac. However, the seafood list also shines with options like enchiladas de mariscos—flour tortillas brimming with shrimp, scallops and covered with ooey gooey Monterey Jack cheese. And Lauriol Plaza isn’t just a favorite for the food. The drinks are worthy of a visit all on their own. Every night is a party here thanks to Margarita Mondays, Sangria Tuesdays and Mojito Wednesdays.
|Venue name:||Lauriol Plaza|
1835 18th Street, NW
|Cross street:||at T Street|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thur 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro|