If finding a new source for great Mexican cooking weren’t enough, I learned the partners behind El Sol are already constructing another restaurant on 14th Street NW, just down the road from where they will soon shutter their first location.
Alfredo and Jessica Solis, the sibling chefs behind the terrific El Sol restaurants, will close their operation at 3911 14th St. NW at the end of the month, says Alfredo Solis. The owner of the property is selling it and has offered to buy out the El Sol lease. The Solises plan to take the offer and start planning for their next venture, located just a block south on 14th Street.
Construction is already underway for Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana, a 72-seat restaurant that Alfredo and Jessica Solis hope to open in July. The chefs will expand the conceptual boundaries with their new place: They plan to prepare more stews, more seafood and more seviches. They even want to create a selection of Mexican-style small plates, so diners can sample more food without investing in a full entree. Think small plates of mole enchiladas, quesadillas or chili rellenos.