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Now Closed: Crios Modern Mexican in Dupont Circle

by Tim Regan — February 18, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Crios Dupont closed

It’s now a little harder to find Tex-Mex food near Dupont Circle.

Crios Modern Mexican, the restaurant that once served margaritas and tacos at 2120 P St. NW, is now closed according to a notice on the eatery’s website:

We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, Crios will be closed at this location. Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new location hopefully still in the neighborhood. In the meantime, please join us next door at our sister restaurant Scion where a lot of our wonderful staff can still be found! We look forward to having you join us again when we relocate!

As specified in a Facebook post, the restaurant closed about three weeks ago “to make room for a new tenant.”

Co-owner Joanne Liu — who also co-owns next-door restaurant Scion and NaiNai’s Noodle and Dumpling Bar in Silver Spring with her sister Julie Liu DeFrain — said the closure occurred after she “attempted to change it over to a different concept but it wasn’t in line with what the landlord wanted so we amicably agreed to end the lease.”

Liu said that she expects the landlord to lease the space out to a new tenant in the near future.

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