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Pro tip: You can order Liter bottles of Margaritas and Mayahuels as well as killer Mexican wines as well. All alcohol orders must include at least 1 food item.
Additionally, we are raising money for 3 of our employees that did not qualify for unemployment. They are wonderful, hard working people and didn't do anything wrong to disqualify them in our opinion. Make a donation in person, or with your order on Caviar.
Thank you for supporting us in these hard times!!!
tuna, blood orange, pomegranate
choose three tacos pork carnitas, shrimp, brussels
sesame macha, smoked tomato, queso fresco
Professional polite and prompt service and both dishes were very good. Highly recommend this place
great food, fun drinks, excellent service, great atmosphere indoors and out
All good - food for tasty.
I love coming to Espita. The food is amazing and the service and hospitality are always spectacular. It is my go-to place to bring out of town guests, or just for happy hour and dinner.
The quesadilla is a must
Service was exceptional. however, food wasn't very good. tacos carnitas had no flavor; shrimp needed something like a Mexican cream to bring down the acidity
Mexcals way too expensive in my view for average Mexcals - Again, service was absolutely great. if I give it another chance would be because of the service
It was amazing food and wonderful services! Can't wait to go back with friends and for dinner. New fav brunch in dc
Thank you so much for the kind words! Looking forward to your next visit! Cheers, Kelly
terrible food, overpriced, dried tortillas, cheap liquor
Delicious defined flavors and hands down the best mezcal margarita in DC. Real tastes of Oaxaca
The waiter should not come every 2 minutes to ask for how things are it is too much and disruptive!
Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review. We spoke to your server to let them know they were being overbearing. We really appreciate the feedback! Thank you! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
Not much info on the menu if you don't speak Spanish.
Hi there, Apologies if you didn't understand our menu. All the dishes are described in English and all of our servers are happy to further explain a dish or answer any questions you may have. Thank you for leaving us a review. Cheers, Kelly
While the food here is great, I won’t be back because of the service. The first time it happened I thought it was just the waitress, but now that it’s happened several times I will go elsewhere. Our waiter could not be found anywhere, we couldn’t get drink refills, and our dessert took over half an hour. The food might be good but it’s not worth the annoyance.
Excellent experience from the moment we walked in the door. Upbeat vibe, amazing tastes, friendly servers. We have already recommended it to friends. Definitely plan to return.
The 3 day Mole and the Ceviche were our favorites. Sharing appetizers and entrees is the way to go.
Great food and the cocktails are amazing!
Great food, delicious, strong drinks, and good service. We sat in the heated patio which was covered and shielded from the wind which was perfect.
It was nice
Trish was a star
Hi there, Thanks for leaving a review. I'll be sure to let Trish know how much you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
The whole experience was more than I expected! Great food, great drinks, great server :)
Hi Abena, Thanks for leaving a review! We're so happy you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
Had the vegetarian "entre" of cauliflower. It was a joke, $18 for a roasted quarter of cauliflower. Not really a good veggie meal. Drinks are great but food seems to be an afterthought often.
Amazing cocktails, delicious food, attentive staff, and beautiful space with colorful murals.
Small menu, but excellent food at a fair price. The prix fixe menu and bottomless drinks are great value.
Waitress was attentive and friendly. I really enjoyed my favorite highball and chorizo tacos. It's become one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.
Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the compliments! It's an honor to be a favorite of yours (especially considering how great the restaurants in Shaw are). We're working on a new chorizo recipe right now that we're really excited about. Can't want to hear what you think of it! The plan is to roll it out next weekend at brunch. Cheers, Kelly
Great food and a wonderful place to catch up with colleagues after a busy day of meetings.
So happy you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
Always a good time. Service and food are consistent.
OpenTable was great. Wife and I tried walking in off the street and the hostess said the wait was 1 hour 20 minutes. I walked outside, pulled up OpenTable, made a reservation for literally 5 minutes later, walked back in, and the hostess was seriously beside herself... Sat us immediately-with some comment about how she was going to tell the owner the app was not syncing correctly. Dinner was actually really good. Thank you OpenTable!!!
Hi Christopher, Apologies for the confusion! Occasionally OpenTable does not accurately represent our available table inventory and it can cause a touch of confusion at the host stand, but we are happy our hosts were able to get you seated promptly! I'll discuss this with the team tomorrow to ensure it doesn't happen again. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and for the compliments about your dinner. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
Absolutely amazing..you need to stop by for happy hour you won’t regret it!!!
One of our favourites in the city. Everything is delicious and the service was outstanding.
Thank you so much for your compliments! We are so happy to take care of you! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
The fixed price menu was a fantastic deal! I had the ceviche which was spicy and refreshing, the crispy pork which was succulent, and the pumpkin for dessert which was Devine, all accompanied by a smokey mezcal cocktail. Well worth the price!
The service, food, drink and atmosphere where excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Great location, close to the convention center. Food and drinks were very good.
Good food, the size of the dessert caught us all off guard though.
Hi there, Thank you for leaving a review! Chef and I were just talking about this today. Your comments pushed us over the edge and we are going to change the size of our precio fijo desserts next week after ordering new plates and bowls to accommodate. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly
Restaurant week menu was superb!
Thank you for joining us for Restaurant Week! We actually offer the same format every night, year round, $35 three course dinner and $22 three course brunch. Hope you can join us again soon!
The mezcal is on point and so is the food! The space is fine, but the vibe could be improved some - maybe artwork? Staff were kind and knowledgeable about mezcal!
Hi there, We're so happy you enjoyed your meal! We absolutely love art at Espita! Unfortunately the only place to hang more artwork would be on top of the murals that cover every inch of wall in our restaurant ("Vida y Muerte" & "Punk Frida" by Oaxacan street artist, Yeska) except the wall holding our liquor shelves. There are also 2 murals in our bathrooms, posters and paintings on the glass of the windows lining our patio. Come back soon to check it all out! Cheers, Kelly
The food was amazing. Service was great. Cocktails delicious. Would definitely return!
Hi Hillary, We are so happy you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly
This was a terrible experience. We did bottomless drinks with brunch. The bar was “backed up” and it took 55 minutes to get our first drink. A majority of the table only had 1 drink over the 2 hours that we were there. The restaurant was not very apologetic.
The food was a really good modern version of Mexican cuisine. It’s probably the best Mexican restaurant I’ve visited in DC of the six years I’ve been here. I would definitely visit again.
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Natasha! We're honored that you think so highly of your meal with us. It was a pleasure serving you. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kelly Phillips
Amazing. The menu captivated us, and the food will bring us back again and again
Our server, Michael, was great! The food was delicious. Would come back.
Espita does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Espita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 621-9695.
Espita is rated 4.6 stars by 509 OpenTable diners.
Espita does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=5891e80c.