Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, web site, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA, 571-970-2180 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Yelp]
A few years ago I would have been delighted by this place. And it does have decent quality ingredients and a menu which is pretty genuinely in the Mexican direction, including goat tacos and the like. (Get the appetizers and snacks, by the way, not the main dishes.) But these days it doesn’t quite hit the spot for me. It is fairly expensive. The tacos I found OK but uninspired. It is just a wee bit yuppified. It is still better than most Mexican places around. And if you mastered the entire menu, I think you could do pretty well here. Overall this place is a sign of progress, and some of you will like it, but I don’t call myself an advocate.
I guess there is something wrong in a place where it is too yuppified. Seriously though, I would have to agree that compared to most, this is one of the better Mexican restaurants now. However, just like you, I’m not the biggest fan too.