Expect a late June or early July opening for the latest restaurant from the owners of Dupont Italian Kitchen. Brothers Tony and Michael Askarinam are switching gears with Diego, a Tex-Mex restaurant headed for 14th and V Sts. NW.
On the menu will be typical Tex-Mex fare, including fajitas, enchiladas and seafood. Moles will also be a menu focus for the restaurant, which hopes to stay in the "moderate" price range (specific pricing wasn't yet available). Drinks like pomegranate margaritas will be available from the bar. Like Dupont Italian Kitchen, there will be a big patio, with open air windows.
The restaurant is named for Diego Rivera, and the decor is inspired by him and Frida Kahlo (Frida gets an entire named for her upstairs, which can be used for private dining, with room for 80 people). Michael Askarinam, a native of Iran, got his taste for Tex-Mex cuisine when he went to school in Texas.
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