Friday, December 3, 2010

Mi Vecindad

Last date I was here: 12/3/2010

Restaurant: Mi Vecindad

Location: Capitol Hill

Total Rating:
3.5Food: 3, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

Summary: This local neighborhood restaurant serves Cuban and Salvadorian cuisine with a familiar Mexican twist
. Taking over the space of the former Vietnamese restaurant, Pacific Cafe, Mi Vecindad has its own charm and friendly atmosphere. Closest Metro is Eastern Market or Potomac Avenue.

It was a cold night, so the close location was the main reason we decided to try Mi Vecindad. From the same owners of La Lomita, Mi Vecindad has a great selection on their menu ranging from familiar fresh ceviches, tostones (fried plaintains), fajitas, and tacos, to traditional Cuban dishes featuring roasted pork, or marinated steak. The salsa and chips is not as good as Banana Cafe, but was fresh and loaded with green onions. I was pleased to see the various vegetarian options and would love to try them all. Seemed to be popular for families as about 90% of the other tables seated included young families. There were a few happy hour folks gathered around the bar as well. All in all, Mi Vecindad was decent and had fulfilling food, but would not be a place we would crave over.

What I ate:

Tostones con Mojo
fried green plaintains served with a spicy green chile sauce

Quesadilla de Espinaca
spinach and cheese quesadilla served with sour cream,
guacamole, pico de gallo, yellow rice and refried beans

Plus Keith ate:
Parrillada Salvadorena
grilled steak, shrimp, chorizo served with yellow rice and black beans

1 comment:

  1. sounds delicious. i'll have to try it out if i'm ever out there.


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