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District Taco Opens in Penn Quarter (Pictures)

From food truck to fast-casual chain: The popular Virginia taqueria opens its first DC operation.

Penn Quarter customers can now dig into eggy breakfast tacos, available all the time at District Taco. Photograph by Dakota Fine.

They began with a Virginia-roving food truck, then settled into a Arlington brick-and-mortar, but District Taco co-owners Marc Wallace and Osiris Hoil are finally living up to the “District” in their brand name with their new 35-seat Penn Quarter location. The concept is fairly simple: It offers up customizable tacos, burritos, salads, and quesadillas, all made under the watchful eye of Hoil’s brother/chef, Eric.

For tacos, start by picking fresh corn or flour tortillas, and then choose either breakfast tacos (scrambled eggs or egg whites, cheese, potatoes) or the lunch/dinner variety, stuffed with slow-cooked pork carnitas, marinated grilled chicken, or shaved steak. After that, pile on unlimited toppings like zingy pico de gallo, cilantro, guacamole, and crumbly Mexican chorizo, then take a spin around the salsa bar, where three types pack varying amounts of heat.

There’s also spicy shrimp ceviche, huevos rancheros, nachos, and bacon-topped queso. Look for a beer license in the coming weeks.

District Taco. 1309 F St., NW; districttaco.com. Open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM.

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Comments
  • JW

    Skip the Food Inc chains (Mo's, Baja, Chipotlame, etc) and go for this authentic spot!

  • the duffman

    This place is so good. Best tacos i've ever had.

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