Thursday, May 26, 2011

New taqueria coming to Georgia Ave: Mama Chuy DC

PoP has the news that a new taqueria called Mama Chuy DC is coming to 2620 Georgia Avenue NW (south of Fairmont) where the Philadelphia Water Ice Factory used to be.

They'll have 32 seats total with 16 on a patio and their Tumblr has lots more info: a brother and sister are opening it, they're hoping to open in mid-to-late June, they have a big grill, have applied for a liquor license, and are using recipes passed down from the restaurant's namesake, their grandma, who seems like a cool lady. Plus that's got to be the first restaurant with a Tumblr in DC.

They're on Twitter too, and have an under construction website.

The water ice place always seemed to be closed whenever I went by, and the new taqueria sounds pretty cool, so I'm looking forward to it. Here's the location.

4 comments:

CrystalWhitson said...

Avoid this place at all costs. They might have a tumblr account but that doesn't make up for the miserable service and awful food. I was at the soft opening for this place and it seriously left me wondering if this place was a front for some kind of criminal activity. Seriously, the owner (huge 300lbs dude guy who calls himself "Jose") certainly tried to impress on us that he was Ganster/Thug and we didn't dare complaint.

Enter at your own risk!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mama-chuy-dc-washington#hrid:iEw6u9pjYNXO48c-nW3OEw

Brian said...

I really don't understand why reviewers bother going to soft openings. This is the time where a bunch of new staff is learning the ropes, getting things together, finishing touches on food, etc.

let the place be open at least a couple of days/weeks before the harsh reviews come out.

Brian said...

I really don't understand why reviewers bother going to soft openings. This is the time where a bunch of new staff is learning the ropes, getting things together, finishing touches on food, etc.

let the place be open at least a couple of days/weeks before the harsh reviews come out.

Andrew W said...

Good point, Brian. Plus Crystal has two Yelp reviews, both written yesterday -- one a bad one for Mama Chuy, and one a good one for Pollo Sabroso. It's possible that it's not a real person, or somebody who is biased.