This comes from our 2017 Cheap Eats list, our guide to inexpensive ethnic dining in the region.
Chilaquiles at Taqueria Habanero
Whether you’re hung over or not, this classic morning-after dish hits the spot. A stack of freshly fried and chopped house-made corn tortillas is smothered in smoky red or green salsa, crema, and runny eggs. 3710 14th St., NW; 202-722-7700.
Tamales With Atole at Taqueria La Placita
We love the pork-heavy tacos, but morning calls for something milder—tamales stuffed with chicken and salsa verde, accompanied by a glass of atole (sweet corn juice). 5020 Edmonston Rd., Hyattsville; 301-277-4477.
Huevos Rancheros at Pica Taco
This rancher-style dish gets a homey preparation at Maria Villalta’s cafe. Soft-cooked eggs are cocooned in a zesty tomato-pepper sauce and warm tortillas, then served with black beans, rice, and fat slices of avocado. 1406 Florida Ave., NW; 202-518-6820.
Menudo at Taqueria Distrito Federal
Fiery tripe-and-cow-hoof soup may seem like a lot after a late night, but regulars swear by this fortifying weekend specialty, in a cauldron-like bowl with a side of chopped onion, cilantro, and lime. 3463 14th St., NW; 202-276-7331.
This article appears in the July 2017 issue of Washingtonian.