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Report: Tex-Mex restaurant Ometeo slated to open soon at Capital One Center

Enchiladas de la Casa from Ometeo, a Tex-Mex restaurant coming to Capital One Center in Tysons (photo by An-Phuong Ly)

A new restaurant is getting ready to open at Capital One Center in Tysons.

Ometeo — a new Tex-Mex concept from a former “Top Chef” winner and the team behind The Salt Line — is expected to open in Capital One’s headquarters building at 1640 Capital One Drive next week, according to a sneak peek from Eater DC.

An exact opening date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Ometeo spokesperson says to expect a reveal early next week.

Located near where Starbucks used to be, the new 11,000-square-foot restaurant will seat 240 people inside and 75 people outside, Eater DC reported. The “seafood-focused” menu includes fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and more made with ingredients sourced from the Gulf of Mexico.

Ometeo will also serve wine, cocktails, margaritas and frozen drinks, per the menu shared by Eater.

The concept was developed by chef Gabe Erales, who won the 18th season of “Top Chef” in 2021, and the D.C. restaurant group Long Shot Hospitality. Typically based in Austin, Texas, Erales was fired from a restaurant there in 2020 for alleged sexual harassment.

Erales issued an apology in July 2021 “for the impact that my poor decisions had on those involved.” He opened two new restaurants in downtown Austin this fall.

Planned for 6 million square feet of mixed-use development, Capital One Center is poised to add more food-and-drink options next year, including Sisters Thai, Stellina Pizzeria, Ox & Rye and Starr Hill Brewpub. An announced Spanish restaurant from Jiwa Singapura chef Pepe Moncayo was put on hold earlier this year.

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