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Spicy pork tacos at Taqueria La Placita.
Spicy pork tacos at Taqueria La Placita.
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Where to Eat and Drink in Hyattsville

From savory to sweet, this slice of Prince George's County has got it all

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Spicy pork tacos at Taqueria La Placita.
| Photo by John M. / Yelp

Hyattsville has long been a food town on the D.C. dining map. It's home to a handful of taquerias known for their authentic Mexican cuisine. This year, the city welcomed a new location from District standby, Pizzeria Paradiso. Other recent additions to the neighborhood include a dedicated roastery from Vigilante Coffee Company, Senegalese restaurant Chez Dior, and homegrown Salvadoran-themed chain El Comalito.

Aside from these options, there are arepas, Ethiopian coffee, gourmet cupcakes, and specialty microbrews, all for the tasting.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bonchon Chicken (Multiple Locations)

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6507 America Boulevard
Hyattsville, MD 20782
This Korean fried chicken chain opened its first Prince George’s County location in Hyattsville. This 129-seat restaurant is usually crowded with fans of double-fried bird.
Bonchon MD food Assorted menu items at Bonchon. Photo: Bonchon

2. Busboys and Poets (Multiple Locations)

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5331 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
A restaurant and coffeehouse known for its comfort food, local chain Busboys and Poets is also where the neighborhood seems to gather for community events and live music.
The bar at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets. Photo by Brian B. / Yelp

3. Franklins

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5121 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 927-2740
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Franklins has a rotating selection of microbrew beers, and the pizzas are worth a try. Make sure to visit the toy store adjacent to the restaurant. There’s an assortment of tchotchkes as well as hard-to-find beers and wines.
The multifaceted Franklins. Photo: Franklins

4. Spice 6 (Multiple Locations)

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5501 Baltimore Ave, Ste 107
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 209-0080
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This quick-service local chain is a favorite for naan pizzas, curry wraps, and rice bowl.
Spice 6 MD pizza Naan pizza at Spice 6. Photo: Spice 6

5. La Fondita (Multiple Locations)

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4901 Decatur St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 699-0785
For authentic Mexican tacos featuring handmade corn tortillas, head to La Fondita. Chorizo tacos and enchiladas are crowd favorites.
La Fondita MD enchilada Avocado-topped enchiladas at La Fondita. Photo by Jill S. / Yelp

6. Taqueria La Placita

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5020 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 277-4477
Taqueria La Placita can also do the trick for a taco craving. The menu features more than a dozen different tacos, including beef tongue. Don’t forgot to save room for horchata.
Taqueria La Placita MD food Pork tacos at Taqueria La Placita. Photo by John M. / Yelp

7. El Comalito (Multiple Locations)

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6100 Baltimore Ave
Riverdale, MD 20737
This outpost of a local chain of Salvadoran eateries is housed in a former McDonald’s. But don’t be fooled — there’s no fast food here. Instead find warm pupusas with zesty curtido as well as featured grill specials.
Whole fried tilapia at El Comalito. Photo by Jen S. / Yelp

8. Vigilante Coffee Company

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4327 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Relax and take in the aromatic smells of this local roastery, which is home to pour-over coffees and espresso-based drinks.
Vigilante Coffee MD roastery The roastery homegrown Vigilante Coffee Company planted in Hyattsville. Photo: Vigilante Coffee Company

9. Shagga

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6040 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(240) 296-3030
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Shagga is a well-known Ethiopian restaurant that also doubles as a midday cafe for those looking for Ethiopian coffee with a serious caffeine kick.
Shagga MD food Meat and vegetable offerings at Shagga. Photo by Gen S. / Yelp

10. Caracas de Ayer

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4423 Longfellow St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
For traditional Venezuelan dishes, like arepas and cachapas, visit Caracas de Ayer (formerly known as Cafe Azul). The family-run restaurant also serves Cuban food.
Caracas de Ayer MD cachapa A shredded beef- and cheese-filled cachapa at Caracas de Ayer. Photo by Sarah V. / Yelp

11. Sugar Vault Desserts

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5606 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(240) 487-6440
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For tricked out cupcakes, head to Sugar Vault Desserts. The bakery serves offbeat and delicious cupcakes, including flavors like key lime pie, toffee butter crunch, and bourbon-infused peach cobbler cheesecake.
Sugar Vault Desserts MD display Assorted sweets at Sugar Vault Desserts. Photo by TK B. / Yelp

12. Chez Dior

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5124 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
For a taste of Senegal, Chez Dior delivers. This relative newcomer opened three years ago and features traditional dishes such as grilled and marinated tilapia, known as caldou, and yassa chicken, a succulent bird served with caramelized onions and mustard.
Chez Dior MD food A traditional dish at Chez Dior. Photo: Chez Dior

13. Pizzeria Paradiso (Multiple Locations)

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4800 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(240) 467-3210
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Art and food come together at this offshoot of the venerable local pizza chain; Paradiso shares a space with a nonprofit community art center, Art Works Now. And just like other Paradiso locations, there's plenty of craft beer on tap, plus a giant wood-fired Marra Forni pizza oven.
Pizzeria Paradiso MD exterior The new Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville. Photo: Pizzeria Paradiso

1. Bonchon Chicken (Multiple Locations)

6507 America Boulevard, Hyattsville, MD 20782
Bonchon MD food Assorted menu items at Bonchon. Photo: Bonchon
This Korean fried chicken chain opened its first Prince George’s County location in Hyattsville. This 129-seat restaurant is usually crowded with fans of double-fried bird.
6507 America Boulevard
Hyattsville, MD 20782

2. Busboys and Poets (Multiple Locations)

5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
The bar at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets. Photo by Brian B. / Yelp
A restaurant and coffeehouse known for its comfort food, local chain Busboys and Poets is also where the neighborhood seems to gather for community events and live music.
5331 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

3. Franklins

5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
The multifaceted Franklins. Photo: Franklins
Franklins has a rotating selection of microbrew beers, and the pizzas are worth a try. Make sure to visit the toy store adjacent to the restaurant. There’s an assortment of tchotchkes as well as hard-to-find beers and wines.
5121 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

4. Spice 6 (Multiple Locations)

5501 Baltimore Ave, Ste 107, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Spice 6 MD pizza Naan pizza at Spice 6. Photo: Spice 6
This quick-service local chain is a favorite for naan pizzas, curry wraps, and rice bowl.
5501 Baltimore Ave, Ste 107
Hyattsville, MD 20781

5. La Fondita (Multiple Locations)

4901 Decatur St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
La Fondita MD enchilada Avocado-topped enchiladas at La Fondita. Photo by Jill S. / Yelp
For authentic Mexican tacos featuring handmade corn tortillas, head to La Fondita. Chorizo tacos and enchiladas are crowd favorites.
4901 Decatur St
Hyattsville, MD 20781

6. Taqueria La Placita

5020 Edmonston Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Taqueria La Placita MD food Pork tacos at Taqueria La Placita. Photo by John M. / Yelp
Taqueria La Placita can also do the trick for a taco craving. The menu features more than a dozen different tacos, including beef tongue. Don’t forgot to save room for horchata.
5020 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781

7. El Comalito (Multiple Locations)

6100 Baltimore Ave, Riverdale, MD 20737
Whole fried tilapia at El Comalito. Photo by Jen S. / Yelp
This outpost of a local chain of Salvadoran eateries is housed in a former McDonald’s. But don’t be fooled — there’s no fast food here. Instead find warm pupusas with zesty curtido as well as featured grill specials.
6100 Baltimore Ave
Riverdale, MD 20737

8. Vigilante Coffee Company

4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Vigilante Coffee MD roastery The roastery homegrown Vigilante Coffee Company planted in Hyattsville. Photo: Vigilante Coffee Company
Relax and take in the aromatic smells of this local roastery, which is home to pour-over coffees and espresso-based drinks.
4327 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781

9. Shagga

6040 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Shagga MD food Meat and vegetable offerings at Shagga. Photo by Gen S. / Yelp
Shagga is a well-known Ethiopian restaurant that also doubles as a midday cafe for those looking for Ethiopian coffee with a serious caffeine kick.
6040 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

10. Caracas de Ayer

4423 Longfellow St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Caracas de Ayer MD cachapa A shredded beef- and cheese-filled cachapa at Caracas de Ayer. Photo by Sarah V. / Yelp
For traditional Venezuelan dishes, like arepas and cachapas, visit Caracas de Ayer (formerly known as Cafe Azul). The family-run restaurant also serves Cuban food.
4423 Longfellow St
Hyattsville, MD 20781

11. Sugar Vault Desserts

5606 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Sugar Vault Desserts MD display Assorted sweets at Sugar Vault Desserts. Photo by TK B. / Yelp
For tricked out cupcakes, head to Sugar Vault Desserts. The bakery serves offbeat and delicious cupcakes, including flavors like key lime pie, toffee butter crunch, and bourbon-infused peach cobbler cheesecake.
5606 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

12. Chez Dior

5124 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Chez Dior MD food A traditional dish at Chez Dior. Photo: Chez Dior
For a taste of Senegal, Chez Dior delivers. This relative newcomer opened three years ago and features traditional dishes such as grilled and marinated tilapia, known as caldou, and yassa chicken, a succulent bird served with caramelized onions and mustard.
5124 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

13. Pizzeria Paradiso (Multiple Locations)

4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Pizzeria Paradiso MD exterior The new Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville. Photo: Pizzeria Paradiso
Art and food come together at this offshoot of the venerable local pizza chain; Paradiso shares a space with a nonprofit community art center, Art Works Now. And just like other Paradiso locations, there's plenty of craft beer on tap, plus a giant wood-fired Marra Forni pizza oven.
4800 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

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