First Look: CORTEZ in the Shaw Neighborhood

Cortez, an 80-seat 2,400 square-foot Baja-inspired restaurant and rooftop tequila bar located in the Shaw Neighborhood is now open.

Cortez’s name is derived from the Sea of Cortez, which is located on the eastern coast of the Baja California Peninsula. Anticipate a creative take on lite Mexican fare, paired with the restaurant’s over 30 tequilas, over 10 kinds of rum, Latin-American beers, Mexican cocktails, and frozen cocktails.

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Guacamole – with Salsa Roja and Tortilla chips
Elote – Roasted ear of corn covered in Chipotle mayo , chili spices and Queso Cotija

Cochinita pibil – Braised Shoulder pork in a Citrus marinated with avocado slice, green cabbage and salsa habanero
Spicy cauliflower – Baby Bok Choy and carrots pickled in mirin vinegar
Beer batter Fish taco – with lime mayo pickled red cabbage and Fresno chili slices
Chicken Tinga – Braised Chicken cooked in traditional salsa Tinga with shredded Romaine, Cilantro and Queso fresco
Grilled skirt steak – Salsa Verde and salsa Roja, Queso fresco

Frozen Organic Margarita from Kelvin Slush Co. (Exclusive to Takoda and Cortez)
Frozen Paloma (coming soon)

CORTEZ Restaurant and Rooftop Bar. 1905 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. (202) 299-0381.

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