Isabella’s Pepita Opens in Ballston on July 30 Chef Mike Isabella’s newest restaurant, Pepita Cantina, is set to open July 30 at 4000 Wilson Blvd., in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington — the entrance is on North Qunicy Street — around the corner from his Kapnos
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Beef brisket barbacoa enchiladas with refried beans and Mexican rice. (Photo: Diana Veseth-Nelson/DC on Heels)

My Latin Love Affair

Latin Flare at El Centro D.F. Richard Sandoval’s El Centro’s D.F., located at 1819 14th St. NW and 1218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, boasts Mexican comfort food with a contemporary flare. Along with a rather impressive roster of tequila and mescal, El Centro’s restaurant week
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Rosa Mexicano is celebrating its 30th anniversary, including the Chinatown location. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Feliz Aniversario

Rosa Mexicano Celebrates 30th Anniversary Thirty years ago, the late chef Josefina Howard opened the first Rosa Mexicano restaurant on First Avenue in New York City. She served authentic, regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine. Howard was born in Cuba, raised in Spain and lived in
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