Monday, July 4, 2016

DC Spotlight: MXDC and Mission

As a follow-up to my Mexico City post, I thought I'd mention two new(ish) (in the last couple years) vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants that I'm adding to my Washington, DC, Restaurants page.  

MXDC in downtown DC is an upscale restaurant by Chef Todd English.  The name is a play on the abbreviation for Mexico City (MXCD).  The menu clearly marks vegan and vegetarian (and gluten-free) items, and offers fresh, modern cuisine.  I enjoyed traditional guacamole and mushroom tacos.

Traditional guacamole with tomato, onion cilantro, and jalapeno

Mushroom tacos with truffled corn salsa and tomatillo
Mission in Dupont Circle is much more casual, but it's large outdoor patio makes it the perfect place for people watching.  The extensive menu offers lots of comfort food, and vegan, vegetarian, and items containing common allergens are all clearly marked.  I stuffed myself on these portobello fajitas, which were served with rice and beans.

Portobello fajitas served with rice and beans

MXDC Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Mission Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato