Sometimes they come toting crazy new tequila concoctions and brisket tacos.
Yeah, we were surprised, too.
Anyway, say hi to Mi Cocina, a repository of Tex-Mex and tequila, opening Friday in Chevy Chase.
What we’ve got here is a shiny new spot for ribeye fajitas smothered in chili-cilantro-lime queso. Stuck between Christian Dior and Bulgari. But look at it this way: you’re almost guaranteed to see tables of designer-clad cougars. Apart from them, you’ll see giant amber chandeliers and bright pastel paintings.
First order of business: alfresco brunch. Grab a chair on the 90-seat patio or at the bar with open windows at your back, and tuck into chilaquiles and breakfast quesadillas. And since you’re outside, wash them down with a Mambo Taxi, a frozen margarita blended with housemade sangria. (The name is trademarked, so don’t go home and set up a Mambo Taxi stand on the sidewalk.)
If you’re here after sunset, you may find yourself taking your tequila a bit more traditionally. There are more than 30 of them, so that at least gives you something to think about while waiting on your brisket tacos or the burrito-like Cocina Changa.
It’s changa you can believe in.