Best of Washington: Tastiest Tacos

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By: Rina Rapuano


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Surfside's shrimp tacos are the best in town. Photograph by Chris Leaman

El Charrito Caminante. This hole in the wall may not look like much, but it keeps local Latinos and Arlingtonians coming back for tacos stuffed with stew-like nuggets of pork and beef.

La Sirenita. Real-deal Mexican tacos topped with nothing but chopped cilantro and onion. Standouts are the chorizo and salty beef.

Surfside. Baja-style tacos—including superlative shrimp tacos with a spicy tropical-fruit salsa—are served in a fun, festive Glover Park cantina.

Taqueria Nacional. This tiny Capitol Hill takeout owned by chef Ann Cashion straddles the line between gourmet and authentic, turning out tender beef and golden fried-fish tacos.

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