We sat in the bar once before and tried some tequila flights and appetizers, which was quite nice. This time we tried dinner in the dining room. The decor is ok, but uninspired. It would be better if it reflected the upscale menus.
The margaritas here are lovely, with real ingredients and none of that hideous sweet and sour syrup most places use. The Classico will be as good as you want it to be (they'll let you select your choice of tequila and orange liquor with or without salt rim). The La Diabla was stellar: tangy instead of sweet, with a nice heat that dissipated quickly. We also tried the serrano chile one whose name escapes me (something with an R), which had a "greener" flavor and more lingering heat. It was excellent but eclipsed by La Diabla.
Table-side guacamole roja (chipotle adding the color) was non-red, non-spicy at first, but was promptly remedied. The smoked chile adds a deeper flavor and some heat but no need to fear burning out your tastebuds if you ask fore medium. Hubby had tacos al pastor. I had enchiladas norteñas. Both were tasty, filling, and authentic (go elsewhere for overstuffed tortillas with lots of melted cheese and sauce).
The menu leans toward Mexican, rather than chain restaurant Tex-Mex. But I wasn't wowed by the menu and wanted to see some more exciting choices. Entrees were well prepared and large enough that we both took some home, but feel too high for the strip-mall decor. However, as others have said, keep your eyes open for frequent groupon deals which make it a very good value.
Food is good but I rarely dine out in Columbia, so I am unlikely to return before hitting other excellent restaurants (Akbar offers really good Indian a few doors away) and the Tex-Mex/Mexican/Cuban/Peruvian options at Sol Azteca in Olney are more convenient to my home/commute.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.