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Cantina-ish place in DC/Arlington.

WestN | May 2, 200808:24 AM

I have a friend coming down from NY next week and he wants to hit a mexican place. Now, I realize that mexican is discussed ad nauseam on here so I'm not trying to start a new "authentic" or "best" thread and I'm not interested in inquiries as to why someone would visit DC and request mexican. Rather, I just have couple specific requests:

First, the food/atmosphere. We'd prefer something leaning on the side of hole in the wall that serves simple dishes. Focus on authenticity, any specific regional fare, and/or Tex-Mex are not that important as long as they have some basics that are done well. (in the interest of full disclosure I'll admit my favorite place in the region for mexican is El Charro in Woodbridge. They make exceedingly simple dishes that rarely fail. So anything similar to that would be great)

Second, and of equal importance to the food, we're looking for a good selection of tequila and beer, though anything above and beyond Corona and Cuervo will do.

Anything metro accessible is great b/c we're most likely going to drink a lot but short drives (into Arlington or Alexandria) are doable. Thanks.

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