From Emiliano Barron. Email him at ebarron[AT]borderstan.com
CafĂ© Citron (1343 Connecticut Ave.) is an oldie but goodie. The unique and colorful Dupont restaurant and bar offers everything from strong mojitos, to traditional Latin dishes and dancing.
The menu represents several countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and the Caribbean, and the dishes are made with fresh ingredients. The most popular menu items with customers includeÂ the Caribbean Ceviche from Peru, Venezuelan empanadas and Mexican nachos.
If you enjoy having a drink or two and dancing, CafĂ© Citron is the place to go.Â The place is best known for their greatÂ Cuban MojitosÂ which are prepared in front of the customer and can even be ordered by the pitcher. CafĂ© Citron gained popularity 12 years ago because they were they first to start selling mojitos in D.C. when the bar was inaugurated.
As the night progresses the place gets more and more energetic and transitions from a restaurant into a night club. CafĂ© Citron’s D.J. plays a very Latin playlist, and the bar provides bongos and congas on every floor for the crowd to join in on the fun.
The crowd ranges from CEOs, to students, crossing generations and hosting a variety of local and international customers.
The deals at CafĂ© Citron are also enticing:
- Wednesday night is salsa night. CafĂ© Citron hasÂ free salsa lessons from 7:30 to 8:30 pm and an open bar from 11 pm to midnight on rail drinks, ABSOLUT VODKA and DosÂ EquisÂ XX. They also have a D.J. playing until 2 am.
- Thursday night is Brazilian night with a free Zamba class at 9 pm and a Brazilian show at 9:30 pm, as well as an open bar from 11 pm until midnight with Jonnie Walker Red and rail drinks.
- Rough Monday? Cafe Citron hasÂ an open bar from 4 pm to 10 pm for $12 every hour.
CafĂ© Citron is just a around the corner for many Borderstan neighbors â€”Â so if you havenâ€™t been there, now is a good time to check out the old, but good cafe.