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. District Taco - 1309 F St NW
District Taco had humble beginnings as a food truck in Arlington and has since branched out into physical locations, including one in DC. You can find breakfast tacos all day and fans rave about how the meat in every taco is cooked to perfection.
2. El Centro - 1819 14th St NW
El Centro has a buzzy vibe and is popular with the brunch crew with its bottomless brunch offers and the late night party scene is popular as well. There are three floors but no matter what floor you are on, you’ll love their tacos, delicious drinks, and excellent service.
3. Far East Taco Grille - 409 15th St NE
Far East Taco combines flavors and styles from Korean, Japanese, and Latin cuisine and the outcome is a delicious, flavorful taco party. You can get three tacos for $8, which is a great deal in the often-over priced city. You get to choose your protein, sauce and style.
4. Tico DC - 1926 14th St NW
Executive chef Michael Schlow offers a fun atmosphere with music, excellent drinks and a menu of Latin American influenced food. Order the brisket tacos or choose the “feed the whole table” option and enjoy the delicious foods that will just keep coming.
5. Taqueria Habanero - 3710 14th St NW
Taqueria Habanero is a family-owned place and while the portions are small, they will satisfy. Authentic Mexican tacos, this place is popular with West Coast transplants looking for their Mexican fix. The Bistec and Camaron are popular orders.
6. Tacos El Chilango - 1119 V St NW
Fresh tacos and homemade salsa help make this hidden gem a local favorite. Tacos el Chilango offers authentic Mexican tacos and its most popular orders are the Chorizo and the Al Pastor.
7. Lezo’s Taqueria - 3213 Mount Pleasant St NW
Lezo's is a recent addition to the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and has quickly impressed the area with its authentic Latin American cuisine. Fresh ingredients, extra spice, and high quality meats make for a taco lover's haven.
8. Mission - 1606 20th St
Mission is a Dupont Circle happy hour spot that has an amazing patio, great margaritas, and delicious tacos. You can mix and match your tacos here and every option is full of flavors. Come for happy hour or brunch and don’t miss out on the guacamole.
9. Pica Taco - 1406 Florida Avenue NW
Pica Taco is a little causal taco joint in the Petworth neighborhood. It has a big menu so you’ll find something that will tickle your tastebuds without much of a problem. Whatever you order, try their spicy white crema sauce, which will add a delicious kick to your meal.
10. Surfside - 2444 Wisconsin Avenue
Surfside is a local favorite with the Glover Park neighborhood. They offer tacos with a tropical flair and you’ll love added flavors like pineapple mango salsa or poblano peppers. Order the Mexican corn with any taco and you will not regret it.
11. Chaia - 3207 Grace St NW
This Georgetown spot has become a favorite with vegetarian and health food lovers. It started as a farm to taco stand in Dupont Circle Freshfarm market and their menu rotates with seasonal vegetables.
12. El Camino - 109 Rhode Island Ave NW
Named after the El Camino car, this is a fun Bloomingdale restaurant that offers Mexican cuisine in the Southern California style. With a fun vibe, there are seven different types of tacos on the menu that are all high quality and flavorful.
13. Taqueria Nacional - 1409 T St NW
Casual U Street taco spot in an old post office with a wide variety of options on the menu. You can customize the toppings here at this fast casual taco bar. If you’re looking for quick but delicious bite, Taqueria Nacional should top your list.