The new Don Tito restaurant in Clarendon, opening Sunday, bears little resemblance to Eventide, the restaurant that was housed in the space before it. But one similarity remains — a terrific roof deck overlooking downtown Arlington.
The restaurant is designed to be a casual bar that embraces the owner's love of tacos, Scott Parker explained. He originally was planning to open a fast-casual taco restaurant before the space became available. There will be a selection of 12 tacos (some with traditional fillings, other with more unique spins like a surf and turf taco), as well as 15 small plates and six entrees.
Don Tito will serve a variety of margaritas, as well as specialty cocktails and more than 60 tequilas. There will be plenty of beer and wine to choose from as well. Don Tito plans to hold a happy hour every weekday from 3-8 p.m. — on Taco Tuesday and Taco Thursday, tacos will be half price.
The space is going for a classic cantina look, Parker said, with a lot of teal color accents and exposed brick, as well as Mexican-influenced artwork. Televisions can be found throughout the bar because they'd like to capitalize on the sports-watching crowd as well. Doors open Sunday at 5 p.m.