When you look at the map of Washington DC Mexican restaurants, you can see locally owned grills, cantinas, and food trucks in every quadrant of the city, each with its own specialty and unique flavor. When you're in North West, Guapo's tempts both American University students and Marylanders into its cozy dining room to try the flavorful fajitas. After you’ve finished scoping out things to do in DC by the Mall, Oyamel Cocina Mexicana is a must-see on par with the National Archives, while the South East claims both La Lomita Restaurant and La Lomita Dos as its spots for spicy flavors. Heading back north toward the wealth of Adams Morgan restaurants, you'll find Lauriol Plaza, complete with a margarita bar that serves mango, lime, strawberry, and swirled flavors.

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