For casual Mexican fare in the U Street Corridor, check out Alero Restaurant on 13th and U Streets. The restaurant is located just over two miles from Rhode Island Row apartments, and its atmosphere is very fun and laid back. The large dining area is whimsically decorated with paper lanterns and festive, colorful piñatas. There’s lots of seating, plus stools lined up at the bar to enjoy a pitcher of margaritas. On warmer days, you can sit outside and enjoy people watching on U Street.
Alero has happy hour specials Mondays through Sundays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with deep discounts on drinks and appetizers. Margarita pitchers go for $27.00 and select beers are just $3.99. Plus, there are deals on snacks like quesadillas and nachos. On the weekends, there are two different options for brunch. The buffet starts at $17.99 per person for all-you-can-eat style dishes. Add bottomless mimosas or bottomless bloody marys to your meal for just $12.00. Guests can also eat brunch off the a la carte menu.