Maté is a club / sushi bar located in Georgetown on 3101 K Street.  As with the majority of Latin Concepts venues in the area Maté has a slick, sophisticated vibe, good food and good music.

Cost – $$$

Service – B+
Maté does a good job hiring attractive girls to work as servers and bartenders. The doormen are sometimes a pain in the ass. Especially if there are no gals in your group.

Food – C-
I’ve heard people say that the food at Maté is good. I think that is bullshit. The menu is interesting but doesn’t deliver. The sushi is sub-par.

Decor – C
This may surprise some loyal Maté patrons but I think the place is sort of gross in the evening, when all you have to focus on is the food and general shabbiness of the furniture and fixtures in the place. I guess as long as it is dark and you are a bit buzzed it is fine.

Feel – A
Maté attracts some of the more attractive people in DC. It is a hot-spot for a lot of Persians living in the area and that translates into attractive women.

What’s the Buzz:

November 25, 2007 – Mate (DC Eats) – Sunday night with a taste for sushi and some tasty drinks, a friend suggested Mates. Mates (pronounced Mah-tay’s) is apart of the Latin Concepts chain of restaurants. As soon as I walked in I had a strong feeling I wouldn’t be disappointed. Full Article…

7 Responses to “Maté”

  1. Carolina Daza June 14, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    I agree to some extente with the comment, because I was expecting much more of the sushi fusion with Latin gastronomy. Howeover, I recommend Maté as a night plan to try one or two rolls of sushi such as the Tamalito and the K-31 Tropical, with a special cocktail.

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  2. Jiyan June 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    Thanks for the heads-up Carolina.

  3. Carolina Daza July 17, 2008 at 1:32 pm #

    Any recommendations of other Latino Nuevo concepts?

    Thanks Jiyan

  4. Carolina Daza August 19, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    Hey Jiyan!

    I must check those out. Also, I recommend trying Café Atlántico and Oyamel, great Latino Nuevo concepts.


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