Fuego Cocina y Tequileria is a new Mexican restaurant located where Harry’s Tap Room used to reside in Clarendon. I dropped by there the other night to meet some folks for a birthday party, but after checking out their menu, I thought I should get some dinner there first.
First off, they’ve got some flavorful guacamole.
I went for three orders of soft corn tortilla tacos each ($7 / order of two). The tacos at Fuego come with three salsas – rojo, habanero, and salsa verde – which went well with all the tacos I tried.
I got orders of the Lengua (slow braised beef tongue), Al Pastor (spit roasted marinated pork and pineapple serrano salsa), Birria (Jalisco-style roasted goat), and Pollo (chicken tinga, shredded lettuce, queso fresco). The vegetarian I was eating with got the Calabaza version (Yucatán-style roasted squash and spicy pickled red onions).
To not overdo the taco theme of the evening (although they were all quite tasty – especially the beef tongue), I next ordered the Ceviche de Pescado (Tilapia, habanero, red onion, fresh lime).
Fuego offers three-glass flights from their extensive menu of over 110 tequilas. This time around, I went with a flight of blanco, reposado, and añejo Chinaco.
Also, great specialty tequila cocktails. Try the Mala Suerte (habanero infused tequila, triple sec, grapefruit juice, lime juice) or the Gherkin Fresca (Sauza Blue Silver, Hendricks, jalapeño simple syrup, cucumber-lime agua fresca - has a great, fresh, cucumber-y taste).
I’ll be trying out some of the rest of the menu next time I drop by…I expect it’ll be good.