dLena boasts wood-fired food and a tequila-centric menu led by owner Chef Richard Sandoval, who is known worldwide for his modern, creative approach to classic Mexican fare. The restaurant’s name derives from the Spanish word “leña,” or firewood, a reference to the central wood-fired oven used to cook its meals. Mesquite, hickory, and oak smoke lend their dishes complex, nuanced notes of flavor.
Order their enchiladas served with shrimp, Maryland blue crab, and topped with creamy guajillo sauce or enjoy a plate of Medio Pollo al Carbon, smoky grilled chicken with a guajillo achito marinade and criolla sauce. Be sure to check out their extensive bar menu featuring hand-crafted margaritas, Latin cocktails, and ceverzas.