Helen Schwab: Midscale Mexican is nearly nonexistent in these parts, as is regional Mexican that embraces notes of Central and South American cooking. So Verde wins a point for rarity-of-menu before you even get in the door.
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Schwab: You're looking for culinary adventure and you want it to be out of this world, right? We pulled together a sampling of international cuisines around town, with a signature dish and a few hints from each restaurant. Get packing!