You have to love a great new spot with an even greater story behind its inception. Urbano 116 is the most recent venture of Common Plate Hospitality. After deciding to open a Mexican spot, owner Chad traveled to Mexico to immerse himself in the flavors and cuisine he was looking to bring to Alexandria. After Chad met world-renowned chef Alam Mendez, worked with him and tasted his food, he knew that Alam needed to be a part of the team. Alam came to the United States and is now the visionary behind the scenes at Urbano 116, cooking up the most authentic Mexican cuisine in the area right here in Alexandria.
The creative menu provides an incredible variety of options from small plates for sharing to entree size portions that may even get you more than one meal. Start with the choriqueso dip or guacamole for the table while you peruse the many options. There are plenty of healthy choices like the fresh jicama salad or ceviche options for those who don’t want the more indulgent fare. Based upon the response since January from locals, you won’t be disappointed no matter what you choose.