2021 | Dine

Plaza Oaxaca opens in Rockville Town Square

Mexican restaurant features grasshopper, grilled cactus tacos

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Photos by Dan Schere

Plaza Oaxaca, a new Mexican restaurant in Rockville Town Square, opened on Saturday.

The restaurant, at 141 Gibbs St., suite 305, specializes in authentic Mexican fare such as mole Oaxaca (chicken with mole and rice), chile relleno (stuffed chili with chicken and rice), fajitas, chilaquiles (fried tortillas) and carne asada, among other dishes.

Most entrees are between $17 and $30.

Plaza Oaxaca also offers a taco section on its menu with eight varieties, which include vegetable, chorizo, chapulines (grasshopper with guacamole) and nolapes (grilled cactus with onion and cilantro) among others.

The restaurant’s drink menu features margaritas and cocktails for $10 to $13, along with beers for $5 each.

Plaza Oaxaca’s dining room features a bar, and there are TVs throughout the restaurant. Customers were watching soccer during Sunday night’s dinner service.

Currently, the restaurant is only serving dine-in customers, but will start takeout within the next week, a hostess said on Sunday.  It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays, according to the website.

In addition to a small outdoor seating area, Plaza Oaxaca is one of multiple restaurants in Rockville Town Square adjacent to the Streetery on Gibbs — an area of tables and chairs in the middle of the closed street where diners can eat and socialize.

City and county officials have partnered with landlord Federal Realty Investment Trust in closing the street.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com