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May 14, 2021

Now Open Near i5 Union Market: dLeña

Classic Mexican fare meets a smoky, upscale approach at dLeña, a new restaurant from Chef Richard Sandoval. dLeña celebrates authentic cuisine by pairing it with the unmistakable flavor that a wood grill can impart, and the result is downright delicious. Start your meal with corn empanadas or queso fundido before diving into short rib tacos, crab enchiladas, or spicy chili shrimp. For the best of the grill, opt for the tomahawk steak flambeed tableside (with tequila, of course) or a half chicken with plenty of exterior char.

If the wood grill is the highlight of dLeña, it’s classy décor is a close second. The bar area glows with warm gold tones, and the wraparound booth seating is the epitome of stylish comfort. dLeña is certainly worth a visit for its incredible menu or beautiful dining experience.

Find the restaurant on K Street in the Mount Vernon Triangle. They open daily at 5 p.m. for dinner service, and reservations are available via the website.