My first time in The District I dined at an upscale Mexican restaurant with my best friend. Poca Madre is located in the heart of the capital of the United States, Washington DC’s Chinatown, between I and K street. It is owned by Chef Victor Albisu, who has taken an upscale approach to Mexican dishes and a contemporary dining experience — compliments to Swatchroom — a design, art and fabrication firm based in Washington DC. There are 70 seats in house, making it the ideal intimate dining experience with the option to dine out on the patio lounge.
The server first greeted us with a yummy little cocktail shot. They definitely place priority on first impressions here at Poca Madre. I was pleasantly surprised.
The dining room would not be complete without paying tribute to the lovely Frida Kahlo with a beautiful portrait of her by local photographer Dominique Fierro
The menu is intended for family style so we shared a total of four dishes between the two of us. I love tasting multiple menu items and the different flavors is always exciting. Check out the dishes:
TACO DEL DIA
mushroom, cotija cheese, cilantro
BURRITO ‘THE KING’
wagyu, lobster, caviar, robiola, black truffle-black beans
SHRIMP & CUTTLEFISH CEVICHE
coconut citrus, chorizo, saffron