Upscale Mexican in
Logan & Georgetown
El Centro D.F. 14th Street2
Why locals love it
El Centro is at the forefront of trendy in DC these days. With upscale, classic Mexican dishes and margaritas to boot, this place is bumping from happy hour to close, in both locations, just about every day of the week. There's a basement tequileria for those cold and cozy nights and a rooftop bar for the warm season.
Why you should visit it
Whether you want a hearty Mexican meal, drinks at the bar with some guacamole, or you're hosting a larger party, El Centro is always loud and happening. Taco Tuesdays for happy hour are especially popular. There are often groups for birthday and bachelorettes as well.
The cocktails are classic with a twist. The Red and Smokey is an outstanding mezcal cocktail.