Felíz Día de Los Muertos, DC! Get your Day of the Dead Brunch game on with our Mexican-themed picks And if these aren’t your jam, then head over to our 2014 Brunch Guide for some more stellar options. Let’s get to it!
Oyamel offers up some of the most interesting brunch picks I’ve seen thus far. Their menu begins with classic dishes such as chilaquiles and huevos racheros, then delves into a variety of authentic Mexican tacos served in hand-made corn tortillas. If tacos aren’t your thing, they offer a few different marinated seafood salads, vegetable salads, soups, and meat dishes. The menu might be a big overwhelming, so while you’re pondering what dishes you’ll want to try, be sure to order their guacamole, made right in front of your eyes. Don’t forget to order a margarita, too!
El Centro’s brunch menu has a wide variety of dishes, from flautas to molletes (open-faced grilled cheeses) to everybody’s favorite: nachos. If you’re not sure what you want to order (they all sound amazing) then check out their bottomless brunch option, which includes endless food and drink for $35. Their brunch drinks include Mimosas, Micheladas, Bloody Marias, and seasonal Agua Fresca cocktails. Is it really brunch if you don’t try a drink (or few) off of the menu?
From our Taste Test: “As a lover of spice and food with bold flavors, I found the sopes (Huevo Ranchero en Sope, Sope de Chorizo and the Sope de Rajasa con Queso) to pack the perfect punch with each bite. The Sopes at first sight they look like an unusually thick tortilla, with the base being made from a circle of fried masa of ground maize soaked in lime with pinched sides to hold whatever yummy toppings you choose. They are traditionally sized, so I’d suggest ordering two of three (to share, even) before diving into one of the many main courses. My favorite? The Huervo Ranchero en Sope, which features an egg sunny side up. Add a dash of their green chili sauce and I could truly each this dish day in and day out for the rest of my life. Vegetarian options are a plenty too!” Check out the rest here.
It’s getting chilly out. Warm up at Agua 301 with their tortilla soup before diving into the rest of their offerings. Not feeling the soup? They even offer pumpkin pancakes (among many other delicious things), for all you pumpkin-heads out there.
“They’ve got a full brunch with classics like Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs, refried beans, avocado, ranchero sauce, crispy corn tortilla) and breakfast tacos (chorizo, oaxaca cheese, green onions), as well as sweeter items like pumpkin pancakes served with spiced pepitas, ginger butter, chile infused maple syrup.”
One word: churros. FOR BREAKFAST (brunch)! Casa Oaxaca offers up your traditional brunch fare, including eggs, enchiladas, and foods of that sort, but what they really specialize in are their desserts and cocktails. From our Taste Test: “The tres leches cake and churros are two of the best Mexican desserts in the city. The cocktails are different enough to break up the monotony of drinking. If you’re looking for a smoky, scotch-y feel, you can’t go wrong with the Tepache, a drink that includes tequila, fermented pineapple juice, raw sugar and lime. If you want to slowly sip a hot (spicy, not temperature, once again, not crazy) alcoholic beverage, go for the Zuleica, a margarita with muddled jalapenos.” Check out the rest here.