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Crios Modern Mexican
Crios Modern Mexican

Crios Modern Mexican Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.criosmodmex.com
  • Email: info@criosmodmex.com
  • Phone: (202) 822-8800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Crios Modern Mexican
We are sisters, Joanne and Julie Liu, and our parents immigrated to the United States over thirty-five years ago and started Jenny's Chinese Restaurant. Through years of hard work and resilience, they created what is now Jenny’s Asian Fusion on the Southwest D.C. waterfront. In 2009, we opened Scion Restaurant. We’ve always had a love for Mexico’s vibrance and dynamic, and especially for its fresh and bold cuisine. With Crios Modern Mexican, we aim to create a welcoming and energetic neighborhood restaurant serving delectable food and drink.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Poor, unprofessional service. The food was very bland, greasy, and overpriced."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great mimosas, delicious eggs, tasty carne asada, good service."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I ordered the Sunrise meal and it was delicious, and offered a lot more than I thought. Portions are bigger than expected, but adds more value. The fried yucca and small colored potatoes as sides for brunch were seasoned with something wonderful. Wait staff were attentive, the ambiance was interesting, and it is within walking distance of Dupont Circle, Kennedy Center, view of the Potomac."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Crios has really good food. I love their Mexican brunch and the endless drinks for $13 is amazing!! I would definitely recommend it. P.s. In my experience, if I get there before 11, there hasn't been a wait but if you're worried, you can always make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Service super slow and not attentive at all. Tacos were good but tortas were very below average."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Better than your typical Mexican spot! We appreciated the chips that were brought to the table by the waitress. Fish tacos were good and the quesadilla a little more predictable. It's a fun casual atmosphere with good food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We were running REALLY late for our brunch because of a perfect storm of inconvenient issues. The staff were a little short on the phone but incredibly friendly and accommodating when we arrived. We were apologetic and they went out of their way to relieve us of our concern, get us seated quickly and get much-needed coffee to the table. The brunch was great, I had the huevos rancheros. Our server offered recommendations and insights about the food that actually felt like his personal opinions and led all of us to excellent choices. The whole experience was exactly what we needed after a very stressful morning to destress and unwind."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "It was our first time at the DuPont Circle restaurant. Our group of 8 had a great time. Food was very good, service was even better. Hard to park, but worth it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Subpar Mexican food, terrible service. Good margaritas"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "could hardly have any conversations as the place is very very loud."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I went here for my 30th birthday. They were able to easily handle my large party of 14. As far as the food goes, they specialize in a modern take on tex-mex classics. I highly suggest the Dr. Pepper and Chipotle Carnitas. Sounds weird but it works. And more importantly, while the wine list is not very notable, the beer list is one of the best I have seen around town."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Came here for brunch in a group of 4 and had a great experience. Very friendly staff and great, quick service. Bottomless brunch is a great deal!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "..Since the restaurant was empty on a Friday night .Upon arrival, the hostess was no where to be found. The ambiance was horrendous, neon lights & with "classic" Mexican paintings. We waited in this cruel time warp and were finally greeted by the most unfriendly, least personable waitress. Whoever made the executive decision to have the staff wear ill fitting aquamarine tshirts should be fired. I ordered the classic margarita, which is difficult to botch, but Crios put their best foot forward and created a metallic tasting drink. My friend ordered a beer & when he said he didn't need a glass, she said she would get fired if she didnt pour it. My burger was decent, but the veggie tacos were described to me as "tasting like wet dog"."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Nice selection of tasty margaritas. The rest of the menu left a little to be desired. The guacamole was a little spicy for my taste, as was most of the food. I was happy that they had something that I could eat as a gluten free vegan."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great brunch spot! I had the yucca has with chorizo, and it was delicious! Good mimosa deal and great service."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Food was great; just note--they can only take up to a total of 6 credit cards...so if you have a big group, you should be prepared!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Went for my birthday and had a great experience. The food was tasty and the drinks went down very easily. It was a relaxed atmosphere and great for large groups."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We've been to Crios twice for brunch, both times we either had issue with the service or the food. The first occasion we had to wait over a half an hour for our reservation to be seated followed by extremely slow service the entire time we were there, but the food was great. We went back this time and were seated right away, but had to wait half an hour just to get coffee. After that they had already run out of one of the main ingredients for the vegetarian dishes by 12:30."
    Dined on 10/13/2013