Are you friends with a Californian? Have you ever felt victimized by their criticism of your favorite Mexican restaurant? Next time you go out with them, try Gringos & Mariachis. It probably won’t live up to that taco truck in LA that’s “just on another level,” but it’s a good substitute, and definitely your best bet for Tex-Mex if you’re in Bethesda. And with low-prices, bright murals, a loud soundtrack, and lots of margarita options, it’s also the best spot in the neighborhood for after-work drinks or a date. And it has seating. Take that, California.
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Tia Queta in Bethesda has solid Mexican food and magaritas, and an excellent rooftop to eat it on.
One of the best spots in Bethesda for lunch. The sandwiches are stars of the menu, but they also have salads and soups.
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The Bethesda outpost of Jaleo has the same great tapas as the DC original. It’s one of the best options in the area.
Espita Mezcaleria in Shaw has Mexican that’s a little more upscale than your local taqueria. And a lot of mezcal.
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