A friend of mine from work and I went to see Fun Home, a musical playing at the National Theatre downtown. The musical started at 7:30, so we wanted to find a place between the office and the theatre for a little happy hour. We were both in the mood for Mexican, and I saw that MXDC was on the way, and seemed to have a pretty decent happy hour menu.
We arrived about an hour into happy hour and the bar area was already packed, with a 30-minute wait for a high-top table. We only had about 35-40 minutes before the play started, so we chose to sit in the dining area, but let our server know that we were in a bit of a hurry. I was slightly put off by the menu because it seemed a little pricey for Mexican. Granted, it was slightly food forward Mexican, but $14 for three tacos? Sigh.
Anyway, I started the evening off with a classic margarita on the rocks with no salt. It was pretty good. You could tell it was made with fresh lime and not from a mix. Ok, so what else ya got?
We shared an order of guacamole which was silky smooth, perfectly salted, and had a little chili oil on top. That was a winner. We ran out of chips a couple of times trying to finish the guacamole, while also trying to be polite so as not to eat more than the other. Still, there was a fight to the finish.
For the tacos, I chose the carne asada, pollo, and pork adobo. Three classics. They were all good, but the pork adobo was my favorite. I loved the sweetness from the pineapple. The asada was very good too. I liked the addition of the pickled red onion, though I love just about anything pickled. The pollo, was ok, but a little straight forward.