Citysearch Editorial Review.
Casa Oaxaca is unassumingly nestled under a bright orange awning at the bottom of the Adams Morgan strip. The name, Oaxaca (Wa-ha-ka) stems from a traditional region of Mexico, and the cuisine follows suit. Patrons, after choosing to sit in either the cheery lime and orange dining room or the more dimly-lit basement, would be wise to try the mole; Mexican cuisine aficionados and novices alike rave about it. If guests are lucky enough to make the “Hora Feliz,” they can snag $4 house margaritas and sangria-and half-price authentic appetizers such as enomoladas, queso fundido and guacamole with fried tortillas. A notable selection of mescals and tequila cultivates a thriving bar scene beyond happy hour, too.