I have no idea why these enchiladas are divorced. They get along quite well on the plate. The flavors are robust and spot on in terms of the level of spice. If I had to choose one sauce over the other, I couldn’t. They are both quite nice. The accompanying rice and beans are good, if not distinctive.
|El Centro, D.F. chicken enchiladas divorciadas|
My husband is excited to try something new. He has grilled nopal tacos with market vegetables, chayote,
queso fresco, and salsa roja. Grilled nopal is cactus. He is hard-pressed to describe the flavor but he likes the texture and labels the dish “excellent.”
|El Centro, D.F. grilled nopal tacos|
My friends have baja tacos which is grilled market fish, mexican slaw, and chipotle aioli. There is some confusion over one of the orders which causes a delay. But this is a small blip. Otherwise, the service is competent. The fish is cooked just right and the corn, tomatoes, onions, and avocado blend together in a classic Mexican way.
|El Centro, D.F. baja tacos|
Once we settled in to our table and the food we are no longer cognizant of the age of the diners around us. In fact, while it is certainly bustling in the downstairs Teqileria, we are able to concentrate on the food and the conversation.
The cooking at El Centro, D.F. is competent, the prices fair, and the service enthusiastic. If you are a fan of Mexican food, as I am, this is certainly worth a visit as a fine and fun option on the bustling 14th and U Street corridor. As I look to formulate a conclusion to this post, I come across this quote:
“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.”
El Centro D.F. , 1819 14th St. NW
My rating (on a 1-5 scale): 4.0