Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant

2120 "P" Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20037

202 822 8800

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In Spanish, crios means kids or children. Crios Modern Mexican is a tribute to the evolution of our restaurant family. We are sisters, Joanne and Julie Liu, and our parents immigrated to the United States over thirty-five years ago and started Jenny's Chinese Restaurant. Through years of hard work and resilience, they created what is now Jenny's Asian Fusion on the Southwest D.C. waterfront. In 2009, we opened Scion Restaurant. We've always had a love for Mexico's vibrance and dynamic, and especially for its fresh and bold cuisine. With Crios Modern Mexican, we aim to create a welcoming and energetic neighborhood restaurant serving delectable food and drink.

Business Hours

  • Lunch: Wednesday to Friday: 11:30pm - 5:00pm;
  • Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pmFriday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Editorial Reviews

Review - Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant - Washington, DC
Jessica Sidman, Washington City Paper | July 30, 2012

The menu is anything but traditional. You'll find spicy Dr. Pepper carnitas and turkey and sweet potato hash tacos as well as tamarind pork loin with apple-grazed red cabbage and a wild salmon with pumpkin seed pesto, roasted chayote squash, and grilled corn cakes. Even less authentic: "Diablo pasta" with habanero-infused cream sauce, chicken, and shrimp. Most entrees range from $15 to $20.

Review - Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant - Washington, DC 2
Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post | August 1, 2012

The restaurant they’ve arrived at is sizeable (it should be good for groups), brightly designed and unfussy. You can place Crios firmly in the same family as Tortilla Coast, meaning it’s a casual eatery with a menu that doesn’t billboard its trendiness; no “artisanals,” “locally growns” or “handcrafteds” here, and the small-plates offerings are blissfully short.



  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Private Parking Lot
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): $10 - $30
  • Family Restaurant: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Beer & Wine
  • Carry Out: Yes
  • Outside Seating: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Has TV: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Restaurant ID: 247

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