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Eater Readers Pick Their Favorite Tacos in Town

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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Placita Taquiera

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5020 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 277-4477
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This humble taco joint in Hyattsville drew several votes of support from the Eater fan base.

2. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

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2800 Clarendon Boulevard, #R800
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 970-2180
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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

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1309 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-7359
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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

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2401 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 271-8979
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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

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2907 Arlington Dr
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 717-0807
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This spot in Alexandria is popular not only for its tacos, but for its tortas and other items.

6. Ceiba

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701 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-3983
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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

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601 F St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-4701
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They may be a chain, but Chipotle's tacos garnered reader support in our poll.

8. Tacos El Chilango

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1119 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 986-3030
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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

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3463 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 276-7331
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Taqueria Distrito Federal, with two locations, offers tacos in varieties like goat and beef tongue.

10. Taqueria Juquilita

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1445 Park Rd NW
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

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2120 P St NW
Washington, DC 20008

A reader likes the carne asada and carnitas tacos at this Dupont Circle hangout.

12. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Oyamel represents the upscale taco offerings of DC, whether it's seasonal varieties or those geared towards the adventurous eaters, like their grasshopper tacos.

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1. La Placita Taquiera

5020 Edmonston Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20781

This humble taco joint in Hyattsville drew several votes of support from the Eater fan base.

5020 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781

2. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

2800 Clarendon Boulevard, #R800, Arlington, VA 22201

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.

2800 Clarendon Boulevard, #R800
Arlington, VA 22201

3. District Taco

1309 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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.

1309 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

4. Taqueria El Poblano

2401 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

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.

2401 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

5. La Mexicana

2907 Arlington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22306

This spot in Alexandria is popular not only for its tacos, but for its tortas and other items.

2907 Arlington Dr
Alexandria, VA 22306

6. Ceiba

701 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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.

701 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

7. Chipotle Mexican Grill

601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20005

They may be a chain, but Chipotle's tacos garnered reader support in our poll.

601 F St NW
Washington, DC 20005

8. Tacos El Chilango

1119 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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.

1119 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Taqueria Distrito Federal

3463 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Taqueria Distrito Federal, with two locations, offers tacos in varieties like goat and beef tongue.

3463 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

10. Taqueria Juquilita

1445 Park Rd NW, 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.

1445 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010

11. Crios Modern Mexican

2120 P St NW, Washington, DC 20008

A reader likes the carne asada and carnitas tacos at this Dupont Circle hangout.

2120 P St NW
Washington, DC 20008

12. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Oyamel represents the upscale taco offerings of DC, whether it's seasonal varieties or those geared towards the adventurous eaters, like their grasshopper tacos.

401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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