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May 16, 2008 04:55 AM

Central American breakfast in DC?

Is there a restaurant in DC that serves a decent Central American breakfast (desayuno tipico or desayuno corriente)? Huevos, frijoles, cheese, avocado, plantanos, etc.


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  1. Probably not exactly what you are looking for but you might want to look into Cafe Atlantico's latin dim sum brunch. They probably have more modern, stylized versions of what you are interested in. It's a really fun brunch to do on a Sunday.

    1. I had a good Spanish brunch at Jaleo on a Sunday.. Also, maybe Ceiba does brunch?

      1. I have no idea how good it is, but Cavanaugh's Pizza Pub on Wisconsin has started serving a Salvadorean breakfast because it's near the Consulate General of El Salvador. Mixtec at Columbia Road and 18th serves a Mexican breakfast, quite good, and also I believe has a Salvadorean plate.

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        1. re: brianV

          ceviche, also in Glover Park, has a good saturday and sunday brunch. i don't know if they serve breakfast during the week. also, i don't know if they have exactly what you're looking for, but i like their breakfast with the yucca, avocado, farmers cheese.

        2. Many of the Latin American spots in Columbia Heights have such a plate - don't know what time they open, though... Riconcito Dos across from Giant supermarket, Gloria's Pupuseria on 14th are my favs. Distretto Federal Mexican at 14th and Oak is not to my taste (except for the huevos rancheros), but they advertise breakfast and have tables outside - seems to be quite popular with the non-Hispanic set; the owner is friendly and welcoming. Lots of the places in this area have a Tipico plate on the menu.

          1. Don Jamie's in Mount Pleasant is a great divey little spot - authentic and affordable.

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            1. re: mixedeyes

              I think Riconcito II is what you're looking for, but was going to suggest you try Don Jaime's also, and there are a bunch of other Central American places near it on Mt. Pleasant, but I don't know if they serve breakfast. Taqueria Distrito Federal is Mexican only, I'm pretty sure.