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Scuttlebutt: Former Vento Space to Become a Tex-Mex Restaurant

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2012 at 10:30 am 5 Comments

2120 P St, NW

Yesterday afternoon I mentioned that Vento Restaurant had closed at 2120 P St, NW in Dupont. I got some very reliable scuttlebutt saying that it is going to become a Tex-Mex restaurant. I hear one of the new owners is from the popular Scion restaurant located next door. You can see Scion’s menu here. Sounds very promising. I hear they are shooting to open by mid-summer. More info as it becomes available.

Do you think Tex-Mex will do well in this space?

  • Elyssa

    I live in this neighborhood and am not at all surprised Vento is closing. I never saw it full—ever.

    I’m not a huge tex-mex fan but if they make a good fish taco and margarita I think it will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The food just needs to be good!

  • If it’s like Guapo’s or Cactus Cantina, then yes. If it tries to “redefine” or “update” Tex-Mex or copy Chipotle then no. Oh, and ABSOLUTELY NO VALET PARKING! We had enough BS with Vento about that.

  • Tex-Mex…as someone who has lived in New Mexico and Arizona…I can say I am not a fan. There’s no authenticity…it’s Chi-Chi’s, Tortilla Coast, or a Don Pablo’s. I’d kill for some decent Sonoran/New Mexican food downtown.

  • sp

    Isn’t this the old Mimi’s space? Bring back the singing waiters!

  • saf

    You know, I would love to get a New Mexico style or a California style Mexican place. I would eat in either of those quite regularly.


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