Though the opening of new Capitol Hill spot Nacho Borracho kept getting (cruelly) pushed back by exigent forces, Rachel Marshall and Kate Opatz didn't despair. While they originally planned to open their doors last weekend, doors finally swung, welcomingly, open yesterday.
The ladies behind Montana have perfected the art of making junk food a home in Montana, and they're doing the same — in an elevated way — with Nacho Borracho. The menu features nachos or totchos (tater tot nachos, of course) with beef or beans, a sonoran hot dog served with a side of tots, their Frito Pie (a nod to Montana), spicy molasses chicken wings, and their queso, served with chorizo or poblano inside.
The 50-seat bar is meant to bring a cozy vibe to the block, and Opatz is quick to point out that she and Marshall designed the space together over drinks. The bar will have "the same dark, cozy, vibe" that Montana does, but with "a bit more streamlined stylings."
The largely black space will be brightened up with piñatas, Mexican flags, Day of the Dead skulls, and plenty of warm light. A long bar and large booths invite singles and groups alike to camp out for as long as they'd like. And if patrons make new friends, there's always the photo booth there to capture the moment.
209 Broadway E, Capitol Hill; 206-466-2434, Nacho Borracho. Open Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 2 a.m.
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