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Chef Mike Isabella’s Bandolero Temporarily Taking Over Tackle Box in Cleveland Park

3407 Connecticut Ave, NW

From a press release:

While Bandolero is still under construction in Georgetown, Chef Mike Isabella can wait no longer to share his taco-centric, margarita-laden menu with Washingtonians, so he is taking over Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. Jonathan Umbel, owner of Pure Hospitality LLC and both restaurants, is temporarily closing the Cleveland Park Tackle Box location to make room for a preview of the Bandolero experience. A five-course menu will be offered on select evenings April 19 through May 4, and reservations are available exclusively through CityEats On Cinco de Mayo, Bandolero at Tackle Box will be open all day serving food and drinks a la carte.

“Bandolero construction is taking longer than expected, so we are offering the Bandolero experience at another location through Cinco de Mayo,” said Chef/Partner Mike Isabella. “This is another opportunity for our team to test the menu and build anticipation for the official opening in Georgetown later this spring.”

The five-course tasting menu will feature Mexican dips, tacos, enchiladas, and other dishes with Chef Isabella’s touches, and like all of his menus, dishes may change frequently. Most courses will include a choice of dishes, as well as a vegetarian option. The $65 menu includes tax and gratuity. Head mixologist, Sam Babcock will also offer a cocktail pairing, as well as a la carte beverages like his prickly pear margarita. Walk-ins are welcome to dine and imbibe at the bar.

Reservations are recommended and available through CityEats for seatings beginning at 6pm on the following dates:

Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21
Tuesday, April 24 – Saturday, April 28
Tuesday, May 1 – Friday, May 4


Cinco de Mayo
On Saturday, May 5 Bandolero at Tackle Box will open from 12pm to 1am to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. All food and beverages will be available a la carte, and reservations are not needed. From 5 to 7pm, guests 21 and over can enjoy samples of the Bandolero signature margarita made with Espolón Blanco, Patrón Citronage, blood orange and lime.

Tackle Box in Cleveland Park
3407 Connecticut Ave. NW

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