Mofongo de Chicharron

"Comida con sazon y tradicion"

Preparing and offering abundant, authentic, made-from-scratch home-style Dominican food and beverages, served with loving island hospitality, has been our family’s passion for over 25 years — starting with our original location, Los Hermanos, in Columbia Heights in Northwest  DC and now expanded to our new location, Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen in Northeast DC.

Favorites

Bandera

A generous platter of rice, protein and side – called la bandera (the flag) , because it mimics the colors of the Dominican flag.

Chicharron de Pollo

Chicharrón de Pollo (Crispy Fried Chicken Bites) are flavorful and crispy and you can find them in any humble restaurant in the Dominican Republic. de Pollo can be found at any humble restaurant, countryside fonda, or Dominican beach food stand.

Bistec Encebollado

Sizzled Steak and Onions with Tostones on the side. Featured on Food Network show “Food Rush” with Ryan Scott.

Menu

  • Bandera

Make your own plate

A generous platter of Rice, Protein and side-called “la bandera” (the flag) , because it mimics the colors of the Dominican flag.

1.Choose your Rice

  • Arroz Blanco (White rice served with Pinto beans)
  • Moro de Gandules(Rice with Pidgeon Peas)
  • Moro de Habichuelas Negras(Black beans and Rice)

2.Choose your Rice

Can’t decide? Order half and half ( Higher price prevails}

  • Pollo Guisado(Stewed chicken)10.00
  • Masita de Cerdo.(braised Pork) 12.00
  • Carne Guisada(Stewed beef)14.00
  • Pescado con Coco(Crispy Tilapia & Coconut Sauce-Not gluten free)12.00
  • Pernil(Dominican pulled pork)12.00
  • Bacalao(Salt cod & Potatoes)14.00
  • Chivo(Stewed Goat) 15.00

3.Choose your Side

(all sides are Vegan unless otherwise noted)

  • Sweet Plantains
  • Steamed Veggies
  • Steamed Yuca
  • Garden Salad-Green ,Cucumber & Tomato with Mecho’s Vinaigrette.
  • Ensalada de Papa(Potato salad)

Try a hearty bowl of the classic Dominican soup.

  • Sancocho. $ 12.00

Featuring beef, chicken, plantains, potatoes, carrots, yuca & yautia (taro/malanga). With arroz blanco (white rice).

Mofongo de Chicharoon

Fried and mashed green plantain, with garlic sauce: a Caribbean classic!

  • Plain Mofongo.$ 9.00
  • Mofongo de Pollo .$13.00

with Fried Chicken

  • Mofongo de Chicharron.$14.00

with Pork Belly

  • Mofongo de Camaron.$ 13.00

with shrimp.

  • Flan . $2.50
  • Dominican Cake .$ 4.00
  • Tres Leches Cake. $ 4.00

  • Fresh Juice. $ 2.50
  • Dominican smoothie. $ 4.50
  • Smoothie. $ 4.50

Dominican sandwiches

Strolling along the malecón (boardwalk) in Santo Domingo you’ll discover the joys of the chimi, the Dominicanos creative take on the sandwich. Enjoy!

  • Chimi de Pollo / Chicken Chimi.$8.25

Grilled chicken, cabbage and shredded carrot, sautéed onions & Mecho’s salsa rosada on a classic French baguette. Served with plantain chips (not gluten-free).

  • Chimi de Pierna / Pork shoulder Chimi.$ 8.50

Mecho’s famous pulled pork, cabbage and shredded carrot, sautéed onions & Mecho’s salsa rosada on a baguette.

  • Chimi Classico / Classic Chimi Burger. $ 8.00

100% beef burger, cabbage & shredded carrot, sautéed onions & Mecho’s salsa rosada on sesame seed bun.

  • Veggie Clasico. $ 9.50

Grilled cabbage and shredded carrot, chayote, sautéed onions & Mecho’s salsa rosada on a classic French baguette.

  • Beef eMpanada.$2.50
  • Chicken Empanada.$2.50
  • Cheese Empanada.$2.50
  • Fried Cheese (2 pieces)._$3.50
  • Tostones (fried green plantains)._$4.50
  • Lo Tre Golpe. $ 13.00

Served all day! A platter-full of mangu, salami, fried cheese, a fried egg and garnished with marinated red onions

  • Chicharron de Pollo con Tostones.-$12.00

Golden Fried Dominican Style Chicken with Tostones-Not glutten free).

  • Fried Red Snapper .-$15.00

Served with garlic mofongo.

  • Bistec encebollado.-$16.00

Sizzled Steak and Onions with Tostones on the side. Featured on Food Network show “Food Rush” with Ryan Scott.

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Like your Mom's Table.

Preparing and offering abundant, authentic, made-from-scratch home-style Dominican food and beverages, served with loving island hospitality, has been our family’s passion for over 25 years — starting with our original location, Los Hermanos, in Columbia Heights in Northwest  DC and now expanded to our new location, Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen in Northeast DC.

We started out in 1985 as a small bodega, a convenience store that sold Latin American products such as yuca, plantains, and salami. At the time, my brother and I were only ten years old. We worked with my parents on the weekends during the school year and all summer long during vacation.

As a family, we grew our small business as any family-oriented business would: based on hard work and long hours.

Because she did not want use to buy junk food from fast food restaurants, our mom bought a small electric tabletop stove and cooked homemade food for us and others who worked with us, including aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends.When the smell of home-cooked food from my mom’s makeshift kitchen filled the bodega, our customers were curious about what smelled so good. My mom, one of the most lovable moms you could hope to meet, would let those customers taste a little of the pollo guisado and moro de gandules she had just made.

After a few weeks, mom got the crazy idea to begin selling food. Neither of my parents had experience in running a restaurant. Nevertheless, the homemade Dominican food put the bodega out of business;  we now needed room to seat Dominican families that would come all the way from Frederick, Maryland to eat the food they missed so much. Over time, mom went from cooking 25 pounds of rice a week to the present 300-400 pounds we use today.

​The rules were simple: cook as if you’re cooking for your family at home. That is our goal at Los Hermanos and Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen. It’s our promise that you will feel as if you’re enjoying a delicious meal as a treasured family member or guest in a Dominican home.

On the Media

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A Favorite Boardwalk Sandwich From Santo Domingo Arrives in Northeast D.C.

The family behind Los Hermanos sells Dominican “chimis” at their new restaurant, Mecho’s .On the famous Malecón de Santo Domingo, the pier that runs parallel to the Caribbean Sea in the capital of the Dominican Republic, vendors push street carts stuffed with chimichurris, the island’s tropical take on boardwalk burgers and sandwiches that roll out once the sun goes down. For twin brothers Aris and Raymond Compres, chimis evoke memories of nighttime strolls with their parents. When they opened their second D.C. restaurant, Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen, earlier this year off U.S. Route 50 in Northeast, they wanted to serve chimis to distinguish it from their other place, the long-running Los Hermanos in Columbia Heights.

Events & Awards

Washington DC

2021 WINNER

2021

Fiesta Dominicana

May 20th 2022

Catering

Ask about our CATERING services !!!

Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen provides simple boxed lunches all the way to full service corporate catering for businesses in the MD and DC area .Please call for a free consultation .

Clients Reviews

4 months ago The food here is really good, authentic Dominican food. I love the pernil, pork chops, beef. Today I had the masitas. This is the only place I’ve seen in the DMV that has the real Dominican rice with pigeon peas. All of the food is in the bar so you can see and read the Spanish names along with the English names. Great spot for quick, delicious food. They also have indoor and outdoor seating.
Sonday Kelly
Washington DC
1st time visiting this place...chose to carryout but it's nice inside. Was greeted promptly and employee was friendly. Ordered platter with Moro de Gandules, carne guisada, and mixed vegetables. Everything looked fresh, was nice hot temperature and cooked well. The stewed beef was super tender and flavorful, the rice tasted great and had good flavor as did the vegetables. Was in and out quickly as there wasn't a line at the time. Will definitely be back.
Roberto Williams
Silver Spring MD
I went during lunch time and it was not busy at all. The staff were wearing masks and the restaurant was clean. Coming to the food, I got the Bandera with Moro de Gandules(5/5) my two sides were boiled yuca(5/5) and plantains (5/5) with Pollo Guisado (5/5) perfectly cooked and super tender and Pernil (5/5) the meat was super tender too. The portions were huge and you will get it for two meals. I liked the option of choosing 2 meat dishes for an extra price, which was great. The food was not that spicy but flavorful. There is outdoor seating and parking as well.
Krishna Bhavithavya Kidambi
Washington DC

Contact us

Address

2450 Market St NE, Unit 801
Washington DC

contact

(202) 629 4847
ray.compres@gmail.com
aris.compres@gmail.com.

Business Hours

MON to SAT: 10AM to 9PM
SUN:10AM to 8PM