The food at El Centro won’t blow your mind - it’s simple Mexican food, and that’s fine. This spot is more about having a good time than eating food you’ll tell your grandkids about. For birthdays, group dinners, or Friday nights, the guacamole, enchiladas, margaritas, and rooftop to enjoy them all on will get the job done.
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Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
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El Chucho Cocina Superior
A casual and cheap Mexican spot with excellent tacos, corn, and drinks.
Surfside Taco Stand
Surfside Taco is a 24-hour, hole-in-the-wall with tacos, burritos, and quesadillas in Dupont. You'll probably find yourself here at 2pm and 2am.
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The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.
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