Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore Mexican

El Torito Mexican Mt. Vernon

rudmansjmu | | Nov 30, 2008 06:18 PM

Ate lunch here today after reading the review in Baltimore Magazine. Live in Mt Vernon and have always found our mexican joints to be disappointing. Typically drive to Arcos. Have to agree with the review, food was excellent and service was pleasant and attentive. The chips came with 2 types of salsa. A green salsa verde and a spicier chipotle in adobo salsa. Both were tasty. I had the taco trio with 1 chorizo and 2 carnitas. They were topped with onion and cilantro. Some might find them to be very basic but I thought the lack of sour cream/guacamole really let the meat flavors shine.
Sad to report that the place was empty. Waitress said it's almost always slow. What a bummer! Hope they get enough business to stay open. I'd like to be able to round out our Mt Vernon staples of Brewers, Minato and Iggies with a Mexican restaurant.

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