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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Taqueria Xochi

Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: This tiny spot next to Service Bar on U Street started doing only take-out and delivery.  They are sticking with that model for now. It began with the laying off of talent. Chef Teresa Padilla worked in José Andrés’s restaurants, including China Chilcano and “took advantage” of last year’s […]

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Muchas Gracias

Image: Chicken Tinga Verde Burrito Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: The tiny spot serving Mexican classics with panache has seating indoors (just a few tables) and outdoors (both front and back).  Of course, they continue to do take-out and delivery. It is a strange twist of fate that led to Muchas Gracias coming to […]

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Week in Review – 12/8/19

Image: David Vestal, New York City (1950). This week, we added a place to our recommended restaurant list, and thankfully there were no big closures (though Baan Thai is moving up).  We also reviewed a place that we do think is worth paying the cab fare to get there.  Here is the week that was […]

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Poca Madre – Closed

Image: Tuna and Uni Tostada Last Visited: November 2019 Poca Madre is an excellent restaurant that has found its groove. You enter from the side of the building, around the corner from Taco Bamba, and pass into a high-ceiling oasis where Chef/Owner Victor Albisu serves upscale Mexican cuisine.  Nearly all leave impressed.  Rather than starting […]

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