Espita Mezcaleria Opens in Washington, D.C.

October 29, 2015

Master Mezcalier Josh Phillips announced the early January opening of Espita Mezcaleria, the 122-seat Oaxacan-inspired restaurant located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The restaurant will specialize in authentic flavors of Oaxaca, with a focus on the region’s seven styles of mole. A collection of sopes and ceviches will also be available along with tacos and tlayudas made with hand-pressed heirloom corn tortillas. For the perfect pairing, Espita Mezcaleria will offer an expansive, rotating collection of mezcals.

Alexis Samayoa has been tapped as executive chef of Espita Mezcaleria. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Samayoa credits his culinary inspiration to watching countless…