D.C. February 26, 2017
12 Restaurants in Washington DC to Get Mexican Food That Will Blow Your Mind
We know DC does excellent tacos but what about Mexican food overall? You’re in luck because DC has incredible Mexican restaurants that you will love. When you’re craving a satisfying burrito, delicious salsa or great tacos, visit the 12 best Mexican restaurants in Washington DC.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. El Sol Restaurante
El Sol is a tiny hole in the wall shop in Shaw that delivers on excellent flavorful Mexican dishes at affordable prices. The place is tiny so you may want to grab yours to go!
1227 11th St NW Washington, DC 20001
2. District Taco
Everyone’s favorite taco place does much more than just tacos! You can order burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, and much more.
1309 F St NW Washington, DC 20004
3. El Centro DF
El Centro serves traditional Mexican cuisine and is perfect for brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner. Head there on the weekends for all you can eat and drink until 3pm.
1819 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009
4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
Oyamel is a chic DC favorite from celebrity chef Jose Andres. Enjoy small plates to share and don’t miss their delicious Mexican style desserts.
401 7th St NW Washington, DC 20004
5. Rosa Mexicano
This gorgeous restaurant specializes in table side guacamole and delicious pomegranate margaritas and sangrias. Their full menu is sure to satisfy every craving.
575 7th St NW Washington, DC 20004
6. Lauriol Plaza
Lauriol Plaza is an upscale and elegant restaurant in Dupont Circle. They specialize in variations on traditional Mexican favorites.
1835 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009
Popular for post-work drinks, Mission gives unique twists on their dishes. The colorful ambiance and delicious meals make for a great night out, no matter what you order!
1606 20th St Washington, DC 20009
8. Tico DC
Tico is a bright and colorful restaurant that will give you Mexican inspired dishes with their own flavors and specialties. You’ll want to Instagram everything from the graffiti art to the beautiful dishes in front of you!
1926 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009
9. Agua 301
Agua is the perfect place for a warm spring evening. Right on the river at Yards Park, they serve excellent authentic Mexican food with modern flair.
301 Water St SE Washington, DC 20003
10. Tacos El Chilango
Tacos El Chilango feels like your neighborhood taqueria. While the inside is small, there is a small courtyard out back where you can feast on their incredible tacos.
1119 V St NW Washington, DC 20009
11. Guapo’s Restaurant
Guapo’s is a chain restaurant and it’s Tenleytown spot has been there for decades and is the perfect place to sit outdoors and enjoy the festive decor. Their fajitas are some of the best in the area.
4515 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016
12. Taqueria Habanero
Another hole in the wall with food you need to try! Taqueria Habanero has incredible tacos, amazing salsas and great guacamole. The secret is out though so beware of lines but the food is worth the wait!
3710 14th St NW Washington, DC 20010
Did your favorite Mexican place make our list?