Tamarindo hawks authentic food of Mexico, speicalizing in antojitos, or small plates, that invite rounds of beer, pitchers of sangria and the company of friends. This is Mexican tapas in a beautiful storefront on Eighth Street, and it brings lesser-known dishes of regional Mexico to the forefront. Definite hits are the botana de pico de gallo, sopecitos surtidos, tostaditas de tinga poblana and empanadas de camaron estilo Nayarit. Even the tortas are worth sampling, and the chile en nogada proves one of the restaurants’s most colorful and storied dishes. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Mon.Sat.