Eat like a senator for intern prices at these Washington, D.C. restaurants.
While it resembles an old high school gymnasium on the outside, the inside of Lauriol Plaza is richly appointed and expensive looking. Big margaritas (both frozen and on the rocks) are popular with locals. The chips are the lightest we've tasted, and the mild salsa arrives at your table warm, which enhances its deep tomato flavor. Order the giant Burrito Gordo, a flour tortilla stuffed with chicken or beef, melted cheese, beans, and an ancho chile sauce. Maduros, the fried plantains that are served as an appetizer, will wow any true lover of Mexican food.