Sunday, December 14, 2008

Review: Los Tios

Shira and I were on the lookout for a new restaurant to try, so we browsed through the Washington Post Restaurant Reviews. There was a promising review for Los Tios (2615 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301) a tex-mex place not too far from us. We gave it a try.

The service was good, with a fresh and warm supply of chips constantly being refreshed. We tried a corn cake thing as an appetizer and it was awesome. More desert than appetizer, actually.

Shira's fajitas were nothing special. Though, I'm not sure how you make veggie fajitas special.

And there's my fish. As you can see from the attached photo, when the menu called for fried fish, they meant it. Head, tail and everything in between. And it was tasty, too.

Overall, I liked the place more than Shira. I found it authentic, and was pleased with intriguing options on the menu.

I should also mention, that like the review said, this is a kid friendly location. Which is to say it's quite loud with lots of kids. But, Shira and I could still carry on a conversation.

I give Los Tios 7.5/10 for authenticity and shear shock and awe value.

See the review at:,1120611/map.html


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