In last Friday's Open Thread, we asked readers to pinpoint where their favorite tacos are in DC. They responded with a mix of new trendy places, underground favorites and classic choices. Do you agree that these are the best tacos Washington has to offer? Check out the map (no particular order to the rankings here) and judge for yourself.Read More
Eater Readers Pick Their Favorite Tacos in Town
1. La Placita Taquiera
This humble taco joint in Hyattsville drew several votes of support from the Eater fan base.
2. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
Fuego just opened a couple weeks ago, from the team behind such restaurants as DC Coast and Acadiana, but it's earning early raves for its tacos.
3. District Taco
Whether it's their original food truck, their brick-and-mortar Arlington location or their new, sleek spot downtown, District Taco brings in crowds no matter the location.
4. Taqueria El Poblano
Taqueria Poblano is known for its California-style tacos, and its fish tacos are particularly popular. The mini-chain is now up to three locations: Del Rey, Lee Highway in Arlington and the newest on Columbia Pike.
5. La Mexicana
This spot in Alexandria is popular not only for its tacos, but for its tortas and other items.
Ceiba, from the Passion Food group of restaurants, is more well known for its Latin fusion-y dishes, but an Eater reader also likes its tacos.
7. Chipotle Mexican Grill
They may be a chain, but Chipotle's tacos garnered reader support in our poll.
8. Tacos El Chilango
Tacos El Chilango first came on the scene as an Arlington food truck, but now has its first stand-alone location in the U Street area.
9. Taqueria Distrito Federal
Taqueria Distrito Federal, with two locations, offers tacos in varieties like goat and beef tongue.
10. Taqueria Juquilita
Washington, DC 20010
This mysterious underground taqueria in Columbia Heights can be hard to find or get into, but fans say the effort is worth it.
11. Crios Modern Mexican
Washington, DC 20008
A reader likes the carne asada and carnitas tacos at this Dupont Circle hangout.
12. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
Oyamel represents the upscale taco offerings of DC, whether it's seasonal varieties or those geared towards the adventurous eaters, like their grasshopper tacos.