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Mar de Plata - a great downtown lunch alternative

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Mar de Plata - a great downtown lunch alternative

Rosco | Apr 26, 2005 01:15 PM

Just a quick note to recommend this wonderful place.
The lunch tapas (not "small plates" as all the tapas fill a large dinner plate) are a true bargain (5.95-7.95). Two will fill you (even without the complimentary loaf of bread w/ tapanade).

They have an extensive wine list, but oddly it's almost exclusively Spanish (with a few French and Argintine thrown in).

Service is warm if a little too enthusiastic.

I've had lunch here a few times and was the only patron each time. Have not been for dinner , but assume they must do better at dinner to have stayed in business. I think they are just as tasty as Jaleo (with same priced but double sized portions) and I'm guessing you can also get seated quickly - I don't think they get any tourist foot traffic.

Standouts tapas include: shrimp al ajillo (about 20-24); asparagus(8) w/ sorrnto ham (about 4oz) and mixed green salad w/ reggiono parmasean; grilled octopus; ceviche mixto.

Mar del Plata
1410 14th St., NW (just north of R.I. Ave.)
202-234-2679

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