Rice is a multipurpose grain that can be fermented to make wine, crisped to make marshmallow treats, or whipped at newlyweds for sport. Fête this versatile food with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Latin-inspired sushi and more at Maté in Georgetown.
Maté specializes in creating original sushi rolls with a Latin twist ($8–$15). The restaurant's novel nibbles include the Buenos Aires roll, a combination of jumbo lump crab, torched salmon, and tempura crunch; the Tamalito roll, a sweet and spicy mélange of yellowtail jalapeno, avocado, plantain, and corn masa wrapped in daikon skin; and the Mar del Plata roll, a cornucopia of lobster, cucumber, soy nori, chives, and avocado. Maté boasts a selection of seven ceviches, cooked with citric acid to heat-free perfection ($10–$17). For Asian-influenced Asian fare, select one of the restaurant's traditional sashimi, maki, or nigiri options. While relishing rolls or sipping sake from the sleek aluminum bar, diners can luxuriate in Maté's elegant atmosphere or try to blend in with the crimson décor by sharing embarrassing stories about email typos.
- As soon as I walked in I had a strong feeling I wouldn't be disappointed. The menu had the usual maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi but also has a nice amount of creative latin inspired maki rolls that are quite delectable [sic]. – DC Eats
- The twist here is that along with the various sushi options and maki rolls (oxymoronically referred to as "nigiri rolls"), Mate offers several flavors of ceviche and "Latin sushi," rolls wrapped not in rice and nori but in a layer of corn masa. You could just as easily call them Japanese enchiladas. – Eve Zibart, Washington Post
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