Espita Mezcaleria

Oaxacan Mexican

  • 91
  • 2016 Best Mexican

In a stylish cantina marked by polished concrete floors and colorful murals, Espita Mezcaleria offers Southern Mexican fare and drinks in the Shaw neighborhood. With an emphasis on Oaxacan mole, diners feast on mole negro with lamb neck, roasted piloncillo and heirloom corn tortillas, grilled tilapia tacos or short rib sopes in salsa rojo. Drink offerings include mezcal flights and Mexican-inspired cocktails like the Por La Sangre (Manzanilla sherry, sweet vermouth, reposado tequila, orange bitters).

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  • Two and a half stars from the Washington Post 2016
  • 10 Hottest New Restaurants in DC 2016 - Zagat
  • Number 6: Tom Sietsema's Top 10 Restaurants 2016 - Washington Post

1250 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Modern, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 621-9695
  • Private Dining Room: No