Washingtonian: The 14 Hottest Spring Restaurant Openings Around DC, Ranked

Venezuelan chef Enrique Limardo received high accolades for cooking at Alma Cocina Latina in Baltimore before striking out with his own 14th Street restaurant. The two-story space is fashioned like an urban jungle with greenery climbing century-old brick walls, while the cooking is decidedly modern. Think sea bass ceviche with lemongrass, coconut, and trout caviar or a shareable chorizo-and-lobster rice with jalapeño syrup, beef cheeks, and black truffle. In your glass (or a fresh young coconut): cocktails from barman barman Josue Gonzalez like the Tranquilo y Tropical with cachaça, coconut rum, Nigori sake, fresh pineapple, lime, and matcha green tea.

Ezequiel Vazquez