Chelsea Hotspot now in DC – Mexicue

Mexicue is its first restaurant in Washington DC and sixth shop nationwide, located in the 14th Street corridor of Washington, DC.

What started as a food truck in 2010 by founder Thomas Kelly, Mexicue has grown to include five locations in NYC and Connecticut.

The casual, convivial restaurant has taken inspiration from Mexico and the American South and created a unique mashup of flavorful, fun food and cocktails in an upbeat, vibrant atmosphere.

“We’ve had our eye on DC for a while and fell in love with its rich culture and history,” says founder Thomas Kelly. “This growth marks an exciting time for Mexicue, and through it we hope to positively contribute to the DC community and get to know the people in our new home.”

Menu highlights include Tacos like the Pulled Pork with creamy chipotle and fresh corn salsa and Crispy Fish with salsa verde, house-pickled peppers and watermelon radish alongside other unique spins on Mexican favorites like Tostadas topped with Maryland Crab for a DC-only menu item and Quesarritos, a grilled tortilla stuffed with melted cheese and flavorful fillings like Smoky Chicken with guajillo chili salsa and house tortilla strips.

The cocktail menu features an assortment of margaritas, like the Smoky Margarita with Pueblo Viejo tequila blanco, mezcal, mole bitters, chili simple syrup and lime juice, and classics made with a choice of tequila, mezcal or bourbon like the Paloma with fresh grapefruit & lime juice, chili syrup and hibiscus. They also have a robust tequila, mezcal and agave spirits list, featuring a new flight program that highlights favorites from their collection of over 50 different varieties. In addition, the menu includes a mocktail section, with non-alcoholic beverages made with house-made ingredients like the Grapefruit Paloma with chili hibiscus simple syrup and lime.

Weekday Happy Hour from 4 – 7 pm.

Mexicue. Address: 1720 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Phone: (202) 234-1595.

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