Mexican Restaurants in District of Columbia


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  • H Street Country Club
    “A synthetic turf-covered love letter to Washington.” That’s what Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post had to say about H Street Country Club after visiting the nearly 7,000-square-foot bar at the heart of the Atlas District. Yet Hahn wasn’t talking about the eatery’s decadent food; he was commenting on the space's devilishly tricky indoor golf course. During each nine-hole outing—for adults 21+—putters encounter the Lincoln Theatre, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and the titanic grasping hands of a half-submerged Marion Barry. As if a trip to the links wasn’t enough to work up an appetite, the entire first floor of H Street tempts gamers with skee-ball, shuffleboard, and wall-vs-human staring contests—all within an arm’s reach of margaritas, mojitos, and other specialty drinks. Upstairs, a glass panel filled with retired golf balls gazes out over artist and contributing decorator Lee T. Wheeler’s talents, which alight upon everything from the sculptures crafted from repurposed birdhouses to the bar’s cushy lounge seating. The design sets the stage for executive chef Pablo Cardoso’s upscale take on classic Mexican food, with tables welcoming grilled skirt steak splayed over "cowboy" beans, a half chicken paired with yuca, and fajitas stuffed with still-sizzling shrimp. For dessert, the chef stuffs crisp empanadas with sweet mangoes, topping the confection with creamy ice cream and a note to get out of gym class for a week.
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    1335 H St NE
    Washington, DC US
  • Baja Fresh
    Baja Fresh in Washington on K St NW is a well-known fast food restaurant, featuring a laid-back ambience with appetizing fast food. It's a popular restaurant for visitors interested in excellent food. In addition to its outdoor seating, most patrons will share that the restaurant's also defined by its salsa bar. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, while the final tab shouldn't be too bad, you can bet that the ingredients will be fresh. In fact, you should easily be able to enjoy a good meal for nine or ten bucks, and can probably get in and out for just a fiver if you try. Upon arrival, see if you can try the burritos, as they've gotten rave reviews. In terms of the restaurant itself, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, chances are you won't walk away from this Baja Fresh disappointed. The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive can park nearby on the street. Prefer to pedal your way there? Bicycle parking is also offered.
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    1990 K St NW
    Washington, DC US
  • Pica Taco
    The challenge: eat a burrito in 45 minutes or less. But not just any burrito. A burrito that weighs four pounds. A burrito so awe-inspiring it even has a fearsome name: El Toro. One Saturday per month, Pica Taco holds a contest for any brave and hungry customer ready to take on the El Toro burrito challenge. Packed with the challenger’s choice of chicken, beef, or pork, the burrito is so huge, it must be wrapped in multiple full-size tortillas. Anyone who conquers the four-pounder gets their picture on the Wall of Champions, a $15 gift certificate, and a champion t-shirt. And, of course, their burrito is on the house. But the El Torro isn’t the only thing that makes Pica Taco special. It’s also the friendly service and authentic Mexican cuisine created by owner Maria Villalta with recipes and techniques passed down to her from her mother. She also has a knack for remembering the faces and orders of repeat customers, and begins to prepare their favorite orders the moment they walk in. While regulars tend to stick with favorites like chorizo tortas or chicken enchiladas, Maria still tempts them with a changing daily special, which could be mole enchiladas or chicken flautas, depending on the day.
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    1406 Florida Ave NW
    Washington, DC US
  • La Plaza Restaurant
    Have a relaxed night out at La Plaza Restaurant, a local restaurant with homemade Mexican fare. Come prepared to feast at La Plaza Restaurant — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and La Plaza Restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Got kids? No problem at La Plaza Restaurant! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — La Plaza Restaurant is great for large groups. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on La Plaza Restaurant's gorgeous patio. The dress code is strictly casual at La Plaza Restaurant, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Call La Plaza Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up. Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at La Plaza Restaurant's Pennsylvania Ave SE address. For those who wish to avoid traffic, La Plaza Restaurant is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Eastern Market Metro (Blue, Orange) and Capitol South Metro (Blue, Orange). Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
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    629 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    Washington, DC US
  • TGI Friday's
    Casual American fare can be found at TGI Friday's. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. The bar at TGI Friday's is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to TGI Friday's — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. At TGI Friday's, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit TGI Friday's — it's strictly casual. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant. Menu items at TGI Friday's tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    2100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC US
  • Los Cuates Restaurant
    Los Cuates Restaurant is perfect for grabbing a quick (and tasty) taco or two. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Los Cuates Restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Eat out with the little ones at Los Cuates Restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Los Cuates Restaurant is great for big groups, and patrons favor its private room for important events. The dress code is strictly casual at Los Cuates Restaurant, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Can't get enough of Los Cuates Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Parking is available in the lot next door, as is valet. If the lot is full, street parking is also an option. Los Cuates Restaurant offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    1564 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC US

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