Espita Mezcaleria, web site, 1250 9th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-621-9795 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | WaPo | Zagat | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Gayot]
South Mexican, this is probably the best Mexican place around right now. First, the corn in all forms is superb, most of all the simple corn on the cob (“elote“). Second, these are the best moles in the area by far. The green pipian mole, on pork ribs, would impress me even in Mexico City. The rest of the menu is good but not awesome. Good ceviche, but it’s not the thing to get here. The Tlayuda I found a little dull. Quite good tacos, first-rate sopes (corn!). We all know that the moles and corn are what really counts, right? Definitely recommended.