First look: Mezcaleria Oaxaca and 30+ mezcales arrive on Capitol Hill

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(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

Earlier this week, CHS was happy to report that the ambitious Capitol Hill location of a new Mezcaleria Oaxaca sister restaurant was ready to open on E Pine in a completely overhauled auto garage:

CHS wrote about the Graham Baba-designed project here in spring 2013. Arriving nearly six months later than originally planned, the enormous 3,000 square-foot restaurant also features a space for rooftop dining — and will offer more mezcales than you’ll know what to do with.

This is what it looks like inside.

CHS visited the new restaurant from the Dominguez-Perez family Thursday night and found the 3,000 square-foot space as snugly filled as the family’s original creation, La Carta de Oaxaca in Ballard. The family matriarch — and head chef — Gloria Perez celebrated La Carta’s 10th anniversary in December, by the way. Her menu for E Pine includes favorites like the tacos dorados and mole negro and prices that should also be favorited by many. Three carne asada tacos for $7? Sold. Meanwhile, we count more than 30 mezcales available behind the bar.

Mezcaleria Oaxaca Capitol Hill is located at 422 E Pine. Hours are 5 to midnight Monday to Thursday, 5 -2 AM Friday and Saturday. Starting March 9th, Sunday brunch will be served from 10 AM to 2 PM. The restaurant plans to ramp up its lunch service later this year.

(Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

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The (eventual) view from the rooftop patio

The (eventual) view from the rooftop patio