Taqueria Distrito Federal - Columbia Heights
3463 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Cuisines: South American, Mexican, Breakfast
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
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.
All items $2 to $6.
The barbacoa res beef burrito ($7) is another favorite, the meat simmered with tomatoes and peppers before getting rolled up with beans, rice, crema, cheese, onions, cilantro, and avocado. For a meal on the go, grab a milanesa de pollo torta ($7), a breaded-chicken sandwich served with avocado, beans, mayo, and cheese. Horchata, a cool rice-and-cinnamon-based drink, pairs nicely with the vibrant flavors
Note: The taqueria’s second location in DC’s Petworth lacks the transportive charm and consistent cooking of the original.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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