La Puerta Verde is Now Open in NE Ivy City (Hecht Warehouse)

Washington, DC – La Puerta Verde will open to the public beginning with dinner service on Tuesday, January 17th, in DC’s Ivy City Neighborhood in the Hecht Warehouse.

La Puerta Verde – which translates to ‘The Green Door’ – is simultaneously reminiscent of a traditional Mexican Hacienda and nostalgic to its Ivy City roots.

How big is the restaurant?
3,800 square feet, seats up to 85 guests

Who designed it?
Eric Gronning – owner and principal of Gronning Architects PLLC
Tony Mize of Septcarres
– Three large vibrant and original murals are from DC-based graffiti artist CHELOVE.

What’s good?
Grilled Avocado Guacamole, Calamari Sinaloa – calamari tossed with pickled vegetable relish,
Pescado a la Talla – grilled whole fish in banana leaves and guajillo marinade
Carne Arrachera – grilled beef skirt steak with chorizo and cactus paddles, spring onions and queso fresco.

But I’m thirsty…
– Tequilas, mezcal, beers (local and imported)
LPV Magarita with Silver Tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice
Jardin Ahumado (Smoky Garden) with Mezcal, fresh lime juice, cilantro
Mezgroni with Mezcal, sweet vermouth,amaro (!!!)
TQ Del Sol with Silver Tequila, house grenadine, OJ, Sangria with Red wine, brandy, berries, citrus
Horchata Borracha with Reposado tequila, horchata, fernet valet
Michelada with Tecate, tomato juice, and lime

La Puerta Verde joins fellow Mindful Restaurant Group restaurants; Ari’s Diner, Dock FC, Ghibellina, Sotto, Denson Liquor Bar, Harold Black, and Acqua Al 2. For additional information on Mindful Restaurant Group please visit

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