Before the invention of the tortilla, tacos were made with regular bread, and burrito filling was fired into mouths with a caulk gun. Appreciate modern dining with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Mexican Fare
Ten tempting appetizers ($3–$10), such as fried calamari and ceviche tostada, ready stomachs for decadent Mexican entrees ($12–$19), including a poblano relleno packed with aged cheddar and potatoes and pan-seared mahi-mahi soaked in a jalapeño-lime sauce. Dessert adds a sweet postscript with tres leche cake or bananas fried with brown sugar and cinnamon, and crowned with whipped cream ($5–$6). Wash down crumbs with a classic margarita ($7) or one of the bar’s specialty drinks. See the full menu.
H Street Country Club
“A synthetic turf-covered love letter to Washington.” That’s what Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post had to say about H Street Country Club after visiting the nearly 7,000-square-foot bar at the heart of the Atlas District. Yet Hahn wasn’t talking about the eatery’s decadent food; he was commenting on the space's devilishly tricky indoor golf course. During each nine-hole outing—for adults 21+—putters encounter the Lincoln Theatre, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and the titanic grasping hands of a half-submerged Marion Barry. As if a trip to the links wasn’t enough to work up an appetite, the entire first floor of H Street tempts gamers with skee-ball, shuffleboard, and wall-vs-human staring contests—all within an arm’s reach of margaritas, mojitos, and other specialty drinks.
Upstairs, a glass panel filled with retired golf balls gazes out over artist and contributing decorator Lee T. Wheeler’s talents, which alight upon everything from the sculptures crafted from repurposed birdhouses to the bar’s cushy lounge seating. The design sets the stage for executive chef Pablo Cardoso’s upscale take on classic Mexican food, with tables welcoming grilled skirt steak splayed over "cowboy" beans, a half chicken paired with yuca, and fajitas stuffed with still-sizzling shrimp. For dessert, the chef stuffs crisp empanadas with sweet mangoes, topping the confection with creamy ice cream and a note to get out of gym class for a week.