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The 17 Best New Mexican Restaurants Around DC [Washingtonian]

Mission (Navy Yard)

Think of this 12,000-square-foot hot spot abutting Nationals Park as a sports cantina. (The smaller original location is in Dupont.) Two floors and a 150-foot bar mean there’s plenty of room to let the draft margaritas fly—they’re bottomless at brunch—and fill up on drink-friendly fare such as ancho wings, elote-style cauliflower, crispy Buffalo-shrimp tacos, and churro bites. With dishes such as cornflake-crusted-chicken mole, you can tell that chef Roberto Hernandez isn’t angling for authenticity—but like everyone else here, he’s having fun. 1221 Van St., SE.

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