Held a very similar discussion on the drive home yesterday.
Oh and also a car-wide agreement that someone (anyone? hello?) could make a small fortune as a Mexican restaurant proprietar round these District parts. MEXICAN restaurant. Not Salvadoran, or Bolivian, not anything else masquerading. Mexican. The only place I can think of worth... thinking of... might be Guajillo, in Arlington? Unconfirmed if that's truly good Mexican grub, seeing as I have spent a sum total of 3-4 weeks of my life, maybe, in the American Southwest; and one short day-trip to Tijuana where I ate, err, nothing. (Maybe a granola bar, I was still drunk from San Diego and hadn't showered in 3 days.) Much past business travel to San Antonio only ever provided company meals on the Riverwalk, and I know that can't be authentic. Shit, youngs, I like Taco Bell nachos. So, I am the least informed person ever on this topic. Whats the best Mexican around here?
(Re: food, not Mexican: I think I might be in for a drive to Punjab Dhaba. When I actually worked near Loehmann's Plaza, I had no idea that was an option? Booo.)