732 Maryland Avenue, NE photo by Deb Lindsey

From an email:

Pascual’s opening in Capitol Hill on Thursday (2/15)

Pascual gets its name from San Pasqual, the Saint of Cooks and Kitchens, whose story revolves around the love of cooking. That sentiment is a driving factor for The Popal Family (Lapis, Lutèce, Lapop) and their group’s Executive Pastry Chef and Mexico City native Isabel Coss (a 2023 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef in America) and Executive Chef Matt Conroy of Lutèce. The Popals are eager to continue their partnership with chefs Matt and Isabel, who have decades of combined experience in some of the best Mexican restaurants in the world between them, to debut this new hearth-focused Mexican menu and give guests a taste of Mexico City in Capitol Hill. The contemporary Mexican restaurant has been years in the making for the Popals and the culinary partners and spouses who originally planned to open the concept prior to the start of the pandemic. As a result Pascual is much anticipated Read More


photo by Rey Lopez.

Check out their menu here

From a press release:

“Prepare to be enchanted, intrigued, and wowed as the rich tapestry of Mexico City’s culinary heritage unfolds at Stephen Starr’s new endeavor, El Presidente. Launching tomorrow, September 6 at Signal House in the Union Market District, El Presidente (1255 Union St. NE) ventures beyond the scope of a typical Mexican restaurant. Read More


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