For all its hype as a world metropolis, D.C. has by no means been labeled as a bastion of conventional Mexican meals. The District is healthier identified for its sturdy Salvadoran inhabitants, which has produced a legacy of Sal-Mex spots. Many immigrant communities have flocked to extra reasonably priced rents in areas akin to Falls Church, Virginia, or Prince George’s County, Maryland, the place locations like Taqueria La Placita and Taqueria El Mexicano have turn into pillars of the neighborhood. Up to now 15 years or so, although, the Mexican meals scene in D.C. has undergone a serious come-up. Simply look to the stretch of 14th Road NW between Columbia Heights and Petworth, the place Taqueria Habanero, Mezcalero, and Anafre supply destination-worthy tacos, enchiladas, and campechana on the identical block, and mole-ladling newcomer DC Corazon is just some steps away. Excessive-end venues like Oyamel, Espita, Mi Vida, and (now-closed) Poca Madre have showcased nice eating that’s a value a splurge, too.
This map focuses on Mexican eating places that showcase a well-rounded number of staples, together with tortas, tostadas, tlayudas, molletes, chilaquiles, chile relleno, tres leches cake, and extra. With just a few exceptions, it’s not a bunch that features Sal-Mex, Tex-Mex, or counters and vehicles that specialize solely in tacos.
Eating places on this map could briefly shut as a result of novel coronavirus pandemic, so test with a enterprise earlier than displaying up. D.C. permits indoor eating at 25 % capability. Many eating places supply out of doors seating, however this shouldn’t be taken as endorsement for eating out, as there are nonetheless security issues. The Washington Put up is tracking coronavirus circumstances and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Extra info might be discovered at coronavirus.dc.gov. Research point out that there’s a decrease publicity danger when open air, however the stage of danger concerned with patio eating is contingent on eating places following strict social distancing and different security pointers.
Notice: Eating places on this map are listed geographically.