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With a menu by local “Top Chef” contestant Mike Isabella, this modern Mexican restaurant packs classic dishes with modern flavors.

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Chef’s Tasting Menu & Drinks for Two

$124 $69 44% off

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  • One “La Muestra” starter to share
  • Four small plates
  • One shared dessert
  • One pitcher of house margaritas or one bottle of house-selected wine

What we love

  • Try a little bit of everything with a chef’s menu for two at this modern Mexican spot, prepared by “Top Chef” contestant Mike Isabella.
  • The La Muestra platter—guacamole plus a trio of roja, verde and fresca salsas—will start your meal. Scoop up the dips with house-made chicharones and masa crisps.
  • Next, choose between tacos, enchiladas and traditional dishes like short ribs with chorizo, cotija, guajillo sauce and crema.
  • Margaritas pair well with empanadas while a bottle of house-selected wine goes best with spiced hanger steak.
  • A Washington sensation, Isabella was recently named “The People’s Best New Chef Mid-Atlantic” by Food & Wine.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Tax is not included and will be charged at the time of redemption
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full value of the service(s)
  • Reservations are required and subject to availability; please call well in advance of desired date
  • Promotional value expires September 24, 2013; paid value is valid for five years, longer where provided by law, details will be on your voucher

    Photo credit: Greg Powers


3241 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

About Bandolero DC

Situated on the corner of M and Wisconsin, Bandolero serves up modern Mexican cuisine in the heart of Georgetown. Small plates pack big flavors, pairing traditional concepts with fresh, new ingredients. Sikil pak (creamy pumpkin-seed dip) is spiced up with jalapeño and orange while gazpacho comes topped with crema sorbet and radish. Featuring a sunny-side-up egg, even queso fundido gets a twist here. Tacos and enchiladas round out the offerings, and arrived stuffed with everything from skirt steak to suckling pig and crispy mahi mahi.

Heavy on tequila and mezcal, the drink menu showcases classic cocktails alongside creative margaritas like the “La Pina Escondido” (Espolón Blanco, passionfruit and Tiki Bitters topped with a sparkling pineapple float). Guests can feast on house-made chicharones and masa crisps in a high-energy dining room, with a Day of the Dead–inspired decor. Featuring eerie, red sconces, dangling chains and menacing skulls, it’s almost as intriguing as Chef Mike Isabella’s food.

Bandolero is a member of the Georgetown BID (Business Improvement District), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility and overall appeal of Georgetown’s commercial district. Founded in 1999 by property owners and merchants, the BID works on special events, marketing, transportation and streetscape improvements for the neighborhood, helping to ensure that Georgetown remains one of DC’s premier destinations for visitors.

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