This wood-fired modern Mexican restaurant from chef Richard Sandoval has been drawing in Washingtonians for a fresh take on Mexican cuisine since it opened last year. The menu offers classic Mexican dishes including an assortment of Birria Barbacoa, Camarón, and Hongos a la Leña Tacos, and the grilled house chicken dish, known as Medio Pollo al Carbón, comes marinated with guajillo-achiote, criolla sauce, and grilled broccolini. The restaurant also offers a new chef’s table experience. With two seatings per night, the chef’s table allows diners to linger and enjoy an eight-course menu for $125 per person, with an option for a $75 beverage pairing. It’s a primo seat located behind the main bar and facing directly into Sandoval’s open kitchen.
Chef Richard Sandoval will be offering a menu he calls “Felízmente Unidos” (or Happy United) for the holidays. Through Monday, January 3, guests are invited to revel in the festive flavors of Mexican cooking while enjoying the sleek vibes of this recently opened wood-fired kitchen. The menu includes festive and seasonal dishes like hot toddies, pork adobo, and crispy buñuelos.