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It’s out with the old and in with the new. Now that you’ve given up on your original new year’s resolutions, here’s a more realistic (and appetizing) one – try one of these five Mexican brunch options (one for the first time and one for the last):

El Camino

We just tried this restaurant a couple weeks ago and now we can’t get enough of it. From our review, “Since quietly opening in November, the restaurant/bar has been pleasing neighborhood residents with affordable, quality tacos.” The restaurant is launching their brunch menu this weekend and from the looks of it, it’s going to be good. Featuring dishes like the Omelette Salsa Huitlacoche and Cornmeal Pancakes, the menu offers everything you’d expect from a traditional brunch with a Mexican twist. And if you’re the kind of person who needs eggs in the morning, El Camino has you covered – whether it’s scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, fried or any other style, they’ve got it.

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Johnny Pistolas

The best sort of brunch is a bottomless brunch, and Johnny Pistolas does it for just $24.99 (who are we kidding, it’s basically $25). From a previous review, “it’s no frills food that I’d recommend to everyone, tourist and local alike.” With a mix of traditional Southern dishes like Chicken and Waffles and Mexican dishes like the Arepas de Carnitas, Johnny Pistolas sticks to the basics of comfort food. If you’re having a rough morning or just want to indulge yourself, this is for you. Oh, and they have donuts. We recommend you try them.

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Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

A competitor in the bottomless brunch category, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria’s three course brunch is just $19 and offers one of the widest ranges of options for a Mexican restaurant. You can choose one dish from each of three categories (appetizers, tacos, entrees and desserts) and the meal comes with two drinks as well. A la carte sides are also available for $3 each. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think you were looking at their dinner menu. Make sure to bring your appetite, because if you’re hungry it’s the best bang for your buck.

Taqueria Nacional

Known for it’s authentic Mexican flavors, we rated Taqueria Nacional one of the best taco spots in D.C. From our review, “Brunch includes breakfast tacos, heuvos rancheros, cornmeal pancakes, and fresh fruit with homemade crema.” The options are pretty basic, but don’t underestimate their worth. Taqueria Nacional is about quality over quantity. If all you really want for brunch are some amazing breakfast tacos, you won’t find better ones anywhere else.

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When BYT first tried their brunch, we said, “I recommend eating desserts and drinking cocktails at Casa Oaxaca between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on a weekend and calling it brunch.” We still recommend this – but for the last time, because the restaurant is closing after this Saturday. Sure, you could try their other dishes like the Nopales Nachos and the cornbread, but why bother when they’ve got the best Mexican desserts in the city? Paired with the right cocktails, you’ve got everything you need to pick yourself up again after last night and be at the top of your game again. If you’re feeling guilty about all the sugar, don’t. It’s just for one weekend.

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