Nina Maldonado wanted to bring her favorite Mexican groceries to Capital Hill so El Lugar Bodega Bar was created in 2022. El Lugar Bodega Bar is a one-stop shop for your favorite Mexican drinks like Horchata or Mexican hot chocolate. Want something with a little more kick? Grab one of their various margaritas or a mezcal hot toddy. They also serve small plates ranging from esquites to tamales and in true bodega style you can pick up everything from pinatas to paletas! 

Tip: Come by Saturday and Sunday and order their pan dulce. Thank us later. 

Be sure to check out the family’s other restaurant Fogón Cocina Mexicana, too!

Business Owner
Nina Maldonado

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