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Shipping Container Taqueria, El Rey, Opens Jan. 10th on U Street

919 U Street, NW

From a press release:

El Rey, the highly anticipated Mexican beer garden located at 919 U Street NW will officially open Friday, January 10 at 5pm. The 3,100 square foot space built almost entirely out of shipping containers is the first construction in Washington to use the colorful steel boxes in a substantive way. El Rey also features a spacious back patio that is covered (and uncovered) by a retractable roof and a U Street-facing takeout window. El Rey’s menu highlights tacos and tequila as well as a selection of Mexican and South American brews.


Capacity: 114 seats; 200 total
Menus: Dinner, take out window, cocktail. Lunch coming in Spring 2014
Hours of Operation:

Interior: 5pm-2am weekdays
5pm-3am weekends
Take-out window: 5pm-3am weekdays”


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