Metrocurean got an update on the forthcoming 14th Street taqueria from chefs Richard Sandoval and Kaz Okochi.
The new spot at 1819 14th St. NW (pictured) will be called El Centro D.F.
and is poised to open just in time for Cinco de Mayo.
The D.F. stands for Distrito Federal, the naming convention in Sandoval's native Mexico City.
The taqueria is just a few doors down from the chefs' first collaboration, the Latin-Asian Masa 14.
Sandoval, whose restaurant empire stretches from Dubai to
Las Vegas to DC's Zengo, will take the lead on developing the menu,
Okochi told me last year. Okochi also owns Kaz Sushi Bistro.
More details will be released soon, but El Centro D.F. is expected to offer take-out tacos, a sit-down restaurant component and a bar or lounge in the basement.