I was spending a few days in the DC area visiting family and friends, and one afternoon, I decided to take in a movie. At the end of the movie, I looked for nearby restaurants, and Los Tios Grill came up. I'm always looking for good Mexican food when exploring an area, and the local enterprises are inevitably better than the big national chains.
The restaurant was very busy on a pleasant summer Monday evening, so a lot of people opted to sit outdoors at the sidewalk tables. I took a table indoors, and service was quick and courteous. I ordered a Dos Equis Amber draft beer to begin with, and housemade tortilla chips and salsa were brought to the table.
The restaurant has an extensive menu with all the typical Tex-Mex offerings, but also including some typically Salvadoran items as well. I opted to order a platter of my own choosing; I selected a beef taco, a cheese enchilada, and a chile relleno. The beef taco came in a crispy corn shell, which appeared to have been fried by hand, rather than a commercially processed taco shell. That was a good sign to begin with. The beef was not your typical ground beef, but rather more like carne asada, and was very good. The cheese enchilada was with a green chile sauce, and the chile relleno was good, but the batter was a little too bread-y and too much. But all in all, I enjoyed my platter and would definitely return to Los Tios Grill to try more of the menu.
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