La Tejana

Image: Three out of five. And a plant. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open 7:30 to 1:00, closed Monday and Tuesday.  There are a few seats out front, but don’t count on seating.  Overview: The little shop that can create a line for blocks serves really good breakfast tacos.  That is pretty much all […]

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Anafre

Image: Salmon al Carbón with shrimp, papas con rajas, and garlic spinach. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: They are open for sit-down service in the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.  You can order take-out directly from them and it is listed with several delivery services. Overview: Anafre is the first version of a […]

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Las Gemelas Taqueria

Image: Juiced and Sauced. Last Updated: June 2022 Current Status: Sit-down dining and to-go/delivery available.  Open for lunch and dinner during the week.  Open at 9:00 a.m. on weekends. Overview: Nominees for the most surprising and welcome developments in D.C. dining is the boon in tacos in the last decade or so.  We have gone […]

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Mariscos 1133

Image: Ceviche of your dreams. Last Updated: June 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in, with indoor and outdoor (covered) seating.  Since opening they have added reservations.  Since Tom put them at the top of his Spring Dining Guide, reservations are essentially required.  Google says they do take-out and delivery, The Post says take-out only, but […]

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Destino

Image: Guac with gilding. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in with indoor and outdoor seating.  Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview: The sibling of Las Gemelas Taqueria in La Cosecha market, Destino serves up Mexican-inspired plates that pack a powerful punch.  Nearly every dish is a vehicle for bold layers of flavor […]

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Taco City DC

Image: Fish, Al Pastor Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status: Now with three locations! Open Tues-Sun for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Overview: In a pleasant development for Washington, D.C., it is much easier to find a good taco without a trek nowadays (compare current conditions to even this 2015 list).  There is the concentration of […]

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Maïz64

Image: Tortillas about to be served. Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status: Open for dine-in.  Orders can be placed via phone (according to the website) for pickup. Overview:  Maïz64 deserves attention.  As a fine-dining Mexican restaurant, it is making a claim to be taken seriously, yet be a vibrant, fun spot on the lower part […]

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El Tamarindo

Image: Pupusas (at-home plating, not theirs). Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: El Tamarindo built out a large tented area for outdoor seating.  They also do take-out/delivery. El Tamarindo is often pointed to as an example of a very D.C. phenomenon:  The Salvadoran – Mexican restaurant.  Forty years ago, unrest in Central America created waves […]

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