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Mexican Newcomers to Add Spice to DC Area

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I've recently been hearing about two new Mexican restaurant projects that sound intriguing. First, Jose Andres plans to open a Mexican restaurant in Virginia. Second, New York's high-end Mexican stalwart Rosa Mexicano plans to open a branch office in Jose's current backyard in the Penn Quarter. I've heard no dates for the former, but I've heard the latter is expected some time this fall.

Does anyone have any further information on these two projects? I really look forward to trying both of them when they open.


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There was an in depth article in the Post Business section not too long ago on the revitalization of Crystal City which focused on the new Mexican restaurant catty corner I believe to another Jaleo branch. I thought I read late summer 2004.


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Don't forget Jeff Tunk's new place downtown (I think) too.


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Don't forget Jeff Tunk's new place downtown (I think) too.

Right, it is downtown; I saw a sign in the window a couple of weeks ago. Ceiba or something like that is the name. Is it Mexican too? For some reason I was thinking Caribbean, but I could be 100% wrong.


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I think it's going to encompass Carribbean, Mexican, and South American cuisines. I really can't remember my last discussion with Tunks, but I remember a lot of talk about ceviches.

What was the address approximately?


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Re Ceiba:

Tom Sietsema in his WPost chat today said that the restaurant was scheduled to be opening in late summer, perhaps sometime in August.

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What was the address approximately?

I just saw it out the window while driving by. I'd say F or G and somewhere between 11th and 13th or so. Just east of the White House.


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