A D.C.-based taqueria is opening a second location in Ballston.
El Rey is expanding from its original location at 919 U Street NW and opening at Ballston Exchange, near Dirt, across the street from Ballston Quarter mall.
In D.C., El Rey offers tacos, tequila-based cocktails, wine, sangria, beer and weekend brunch.
Prolific restaurateurs Ian and Eric Hilton are behind El Rey. The brothers are also opening a new French bistro, Cafe Colline, in the former Cassatt’s space along Lee Highway.
Ian Hilton told ARLnow the opening date is still up in the air, but they’re hoping to open at some point this winter.
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