Mexican Joint Heats Up Dupont Circle
- The first round of chips are free and served with two house-made salsas. The “rojo” is made with tequila-roasted peppers and pineapple, while the “verde” is made with green tomatillos and basil.
- Tequila-based cocktails are artful concoctions (as opposed to recipes for hangovers), as evidenced by the “Tequila Mockingbird,” which blends pineapple, basil, lime, ginger beer and bitters, and the “Summer in Jalisco” made with watermelon, blueberry, lime and mint.
Good to Know
- In the bar area, look for the table with two serve-yourself taps, where you can pay by the ounce. Pump your own drafts from a rotating selection of six beers, like Lagunitas IPA, Breckenridge Agave Wheat and Oliver Ales Ironman Ale.
- Crios is still working on its dessert menu. For now, it’s partnering with local bakeries like Uncle Chip’s to offer desserts.
·Beer Braised Beef Barbacoa Tacos or Torta
·Dr. Pepper Carnitas Tacos or Torta
·Extensive tequila list includes infused varieties (Tanteo Chocolate, $9) and splurges (Patron Gran Burdeos Anejo, $100).
·Cocktails range from $7 to $11 and offer unique blends, such as “The Petaluma,” a beer margarita made with lime, lemon and honey.
·Crios offers a limited beer and wine list, including six beers on tap.
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