Ruta Del Vino

Venue Info

At this rustic Latin-America eatery, the kitchen isn't interested in trendy small plates -- instead, the menu is built around the classic appetizer-entrée-dessert combination that once ruled the dining scene. With a firm belief in "full meals" over "snack plates," the place serves things like lightly charred octopus and carne asada with black garlic crema, cooked on the house wood-fired grill, and served in heaping singular servings. The battered Chile Relleno is the crowd favorite amongst Ruta's starter dishes, oozing with Oaxaca cheese, and for dessert, the honey-clove chocolate tarte is served with house-made cinnamon ice cream -- the perfect end to a well-balanced meal. And to top it all off, there is the cocktail menu, featuring a caipirinha with as much authentic Latin flavor as the eats themselves, along with a wine list that draws primarily from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.

Washington DC

Ruta Del Vino

Ruta Del Vino, D.C.

At this rustic Latin-America eatery, the kitchen isn't interested in trendy small plates -- instead, the menu is built around the classic appetizer-entrée-dessert combination that once ruled the dining scene. With a firm belief in "full meals" over "snack plates," the place serves things like lightly charred octopus and carne asada with black garlic crema, cooked on the house wood-fired grill, and served in heaping singular servings. The battered Chile Relleno is the crowd favorite amongst Ruta's starter dishes, oozing with Oaxaca cheese, and for dessert, the honey-clove chocolate tarte is served with house-made cinnamon ice cream -- the perfect end to a well-balanced meal. And to top it all off, there is the cocktail menu, featuring a caipirinha with as much authentic Latin flavor as the eats themselves, along with a wine list that draws primarily from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.