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Mi Cocina Tex-Mex Restaurant Opening May 10 in Friendship Heights

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm 11 Comments

5471 Wisconsin Avenue

Back in Dec. 2012 we learned that Mi Cocina Tex-Mex restaurant was coming to Friendship Heights. You can see their menu here. Lots more details and an opening date from a press release:

Mi Cocina, considered a local Tex-Mex favorite by residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, plans to open in early May at The Collection (5471 Wisconsin Avenue; 301-652-1195). The modern restaurant brims with delicious, time-honored recipes, all the while embracing a comfortable and family-friendly attitude that has been celebrated by all ages for more than 20 years. Mi Cocina prepares its diverse menu fresh daily with authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the finest ingredients.

The new neighborhood restaurant will serve Tex-Mex favorites and Mi Cocina classics like the Tacos “De Brisket”, Sunset Fajitas, and Rico Salad. Mi Cocina honors long time employees, family members and personalities that have been a part of the restaurant’s unique history by naming menu items after them, sharing their culture with generations of Texans that have dined there since the first location opened in 1991.

At The Collection, a stylish and relaxed interior will accommodate 155 in an open dining room. Adorned with custom chandeliers and a showpiece mural from Mexican-born artist Luis Sottil, the dining room embraces both the old and the new. Sottil’s bright and vibrant works are crafted with natural pigments, depicting creatures and plants found locally alongside wildlife found in abundance in his native Tampico, an exuberant port in the Gulf of Mexico. The restaurant also offers a comfortable, glass-enclosed private dining room for up to 25 guests, perfect for parties or office meetings with a sweeping view of the colorful interior. Seasonally, the front of the restaurant opens up to Wisconsin Avenue allowing guests to enjoy al fresco dining in addition to the spacious, shaded courtyard patio located in the breezeway.


  • Dean

    Damnation!!! Not open in time for cinco-de-drinko. This is news indeed. Texans will understand.

    • Dean

      *Sad news

  • JB

    Please, please, please let this be better than the tex-mex options we have in DC! I am getting desperate!

    • MtP JB

      I’ve been in Dallas, as well as too their sister restaurant. It’s a really solid place at a decent price point. Should be a good add to the city!

      • Anonymous

        price point guy is back

        • This seems unnecessarily snarky — surely MtP JB isn’t the only PoPville person to have used the phrase “price point” on this blog.

      • JB

        Thanks! I appreciate the tip (including the price point!) and will give this a try.

  • Anonymous

    Decent Tex Mex for a chain – unfortunately, the location is not very convenient (for me anyway).

  • Looking forward to trying this place out. Hopefully it will surpass the rather lackluster Tex-Mex competition in the DC area.

  • Amanda

    I’m from Fort Worth, and I can confirm this place is GREAT. This is VERY exciting news. Everyone order the Sunset Fajitas, you’ll thank me later!

  • snarky

    I’m sorry but I gather this is across the border in Maryland. I can’t be seen doing that!


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