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Taqueria Distrito Federal - Columbia Heights

3463 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20010

202-276-7331

Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights

Cuisines: South American, Mexican, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Thursday through Saturday 8 AM to 11 PM; Sunday through Wednesday 8 AM to 9 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Columbia Heights

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://www.taqueriadf.com

Best Dishes:
Tacos—both the soft two-ply and the fried versions—filled with baby-pork ribs, chorizo, or pulled goat; burrito with red beans, rice, and smoky barbacoa; chicken Milanese torta; torta al pastor; horchata.

Price Details:
All items $2 to $6.

Cheap Eats 2009: Taqueria Distrito Federal

Great food, low prices, lots of fun.

Why go: Everything from the Pepsi to the striped blankets and icons of the Virgin of Guadalupe is from south of the border. And the Mexican cooking is no less authentic. In an area awash in Salva-Mex and Tex-Mex, that’s a big draw.

What to get: Tacos—both the soft two-ply and the fried versions—filled with spicy baby-pork ribs, paprika-flavored chorizo, or pulled goat; burrito with red beans, rice, and smoky barbacoa; horchata, a rice-based drink that tastes like the milk at the bottom of a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Best for: Small gatherings—the 30 or so seats aren’t conducive to parties of more than four.

Insider tip: The other location in Petworth hasn’t figured out the ratio of salt to meat; this one—the Columbia Heights original—is better.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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