Saturday, July 16, 2016

El Centro D.F. Celebrates National Tequila Day on Sunday, July 24th

Photo: Rey Lopez

From our friends at El Centro D.F....

Known for its impressive tequila collection with over 250 tequilas, Richard Sandoval’s vibrant Taqueria and Tequileria, El Centro D.F.with locations on 14th Street and in Georgetown, will be celebrating National Tequila Day at both locations on Sunday, July 24th. Patrons will enjoy exclusive happy hour specials, which will be available from 4 PM to Closing on the main floor and the rooftop. Guests can enjoy $5 featured libations, which include bottled beers such as Dos XX Lager, Dos XX Ambar, Tecate, Tecate Light, Corona, and Corona Light, as well as house red and white wine and signature cocktails such as the El Centro Margarita with house-made strawberry and mango puree and Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca. Additionally, guests who purchase a custom El Centro shot glass, priced at $5, will receive a complimentary 1.5-ounce pour of Patrón XO Café.

For the perfect pairing, diners can enjoy Ancho Rubbled Lamb Ribs, slow roasted Colorado lamb with chimichurri verde and black bean plum salsa and Crispy Masa Calamari with tajin, pickled mango, chile cascabel salsa, jalapeño aioli, and charred lemon from El Centro’s Destination: Mexico City menu.  Dishes off this menu are priced from $7.95 to $24.75.

WHENSunday, July 24th, from 4 PM to Close.

WHERE: El Centro D.F. in Georgetown is located at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (202) 333-4100.  For additional information, please visit

WHY: El Centro D.F. offers a diverse selection of over 250 tequilas, including blancos, reposados, anejos, premium, micro and infused options ranging in price from $8 to $200. A vertical tasting is available for $25, which features tequilas made with different aging techniques. A horizontal tasting comparing three tequilas made by different distilleries is another option with prices ranging from $18 to $32. In addition, a micro-tequila tasting can be enjoyed for $35, as well as a premium tasting of three high-end tequilas for $75. For those seeking an alternative to traditional tequila, the menu at El Centro D.F. features over 45 different mezcals ranging from $8 to $43, as well as a mezcal tasting highlighting three unique selections for $21.

Infused tequilas are also available, and include such flavors as strawberry-basil infused 100% agave tequila; watermelon & cucumber infused 100% agave tequila; pineapple & habanero infused 100% agave tequila; grilled pineapple infused 100% agave tequila; cilantro infused 100% agave tequila; tamarind infused 100% agave tequila; guava infused 100% agave tequila; rosemary infused 100% agave tequila; Granny Smith green apple infused 100% agave tequila, as well as strawberry chile infused 100% agave tequila. A tasting of three of the house infused tequilas is also available for $21. Frozen margaritas will also be available throughout the restaurant along with house-made sodas. Margaritas are priced at $9 a glass, $22 for a half-carafe and $40 for a full carafe.

About Richard Sandoval Restaurants:
Richard Sandoval Restaurants (RSR) is a leading restaurant group founded by Mexican-born chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval. Based in Colorado, RSR is known for offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience. This internationally recognized contemporary Latin restaurant group successfully owns and operates over 45 restaurants around the globe. Spanning from California to New York, Colorado to Florida, Nevada to Virginia and Arizona to Washington, DC - as well as Dubai, Mexico, Qatar and Tokyo, Chef Sandoval’s “made from scratch” approach and passion for introducing Latin cuisine to the world continues to inspire him to combine authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques. He specializes in creating one-of-a-kind concepts and cuisines that include modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin. For a complete list of Richard Sandoval Restaurants, menus or more information, visit