400 N. Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, South American, Mexican, Deli/Quick Bites, Breakfast
Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station, Federal Center SW
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Tacos filled with beef or carnitas, each topped with chopped onion and cilantro; fish tacos with cabbage slaw; aguas frescas in such flavors as mango-orange or watermelon.
You won’t find blobs of sour cream or shredded cheddar—fresh cilantro, chopped onion, and a zigzag of avocado salsa enhance the flavorful meats just fine. To drink, there are glass jugs of freshly made fruit agua fresca—watermelon is especially refreshing—and glass bottles of Mexican-made Coke, which gets its mellower sweetness from cane sugar instead of corn syrup.