At Mission, it’s all about giving traditional Mexican dishes an American twist. Take, for example, the fan-favorite drunk and crazy ribs covered in a chipotle barbecue sauce or the spicy elote loco, which features corn on the cob drenched in sauce and topped with cotija cheese and chili flakes. Whatever you do, don’t leave the Dupont Circle spot without digging into the taco platter comprised of three tacos of your choosing (options include chicken, carnitas and blackened salmon) served alongside rice and beans. The restaurant’s mix of traditional and modern fare is reflected in the décor. Wood elements and exposed brick walls give it a rustic feel, while colorful Mexican tiles and skull adornments provide the perfect pop of Latin flair.
1606 20th Street NW
|Cross street:||between Hillyer Pl and Q St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 5-11pm; Thu 4pm-1am; Fri 4pm-3am; Sat 11am-3am; Sun 11am-11pm|