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Best Taco Places in Washington DC: Top Five Restaurants


When you are craving a good taco in the DMV area, whether as a resident or a visitor, you shouldn’t eat at just a random restaurant that makes tacos. We have listed our favorites that are located in the nation’s capital for you to have the most amazing taco experience. These are the best taco places in Washington, DC in our opinion.

Tiki Taco

Address: 2010 P St NW Washington DC, 20036

Phone: (202) 986-2121


Hours: 3 pm to 10 pm (Monday – Thursday), 12 pm to 12 am (Friday), 12 pm to 12 am (Saturday), 1 pm to 9 pm (Sunday)

Operating in DC since 2018, Tiki Taco serves its customers tacos, poke bowls, wings, and other dishes combined with Hawaiian flavors, as well as the islands’ famous shaved ice. Chef/owner Ryan Fichter, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, spent six years in the Hawaiian Islands, before he opened the restaurant. Catering services, where you can build your own taco bar with corn & flour tortillas, black beans, sticky rice, cabbage, pico de gallo, and more, are also available. 


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Bandit Taco

Address: 4629 41st NW Washington DC, 20016

Phone: (202) 506-5807


Hours: 11 am to 9 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Bandit Taco, located in DC’s Tenleytown, is another top-rated taco restaurant, whose staff call themselves “taco artisans.” They take pride in using only fresh vegetables and meats. Their popular tacos are paired with a curated menu of Mexican sodas. On “Taco Tuesdays,” you can call them and place orders for pickup at all of their locations. They also deliver through Doordash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.


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TaKorean Korean Taco Grill

Address: 1212 4th Street, SE Washington DC, 20003


Hours: 11 am to 9 pm (every day)

Since it was started in 2010, the Yards DC restaurant offers Korean tacos made with healthy and fresh ingredients from scratch. Their soft corn-tortilla tacos come with various toppings like a cool lime crema, a tangy avocado crema, and Sriracha chili sauce. The business has been featured in a number of news outlets, including the Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. It also has a location in Union Market. 


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Address: 3207 Grace Street, NW Washington DC, 20007

Phone: (202) 333-5222


Hours: 11 am to 9 pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday and Monday)

Located in DC’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, Chaia has a small and simple menu focusing mainly on tacos — made with vegetables provided from local farms and sauces made from scratch. Five vegggie tacos are offered at a time, along with mouth-watering side dishes, a soup, and drinks. The women-owned-and-operated business is also environment-friendly and has locations in Chinatown and Bethesda.  


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Jaco Juice and Taco Bar

Address: 1614 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington DC, 20007

Phone: (202) 290-2939


Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm (Tuesday – Saturday), 8:30 am to 4 pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday

The popular Georgetown taco bar is known for offering freshly squeezed juices and smoothies complementing tacos, which contain homemade corn tortillas. They also use organic scrambled eggs, monterey/cheddar, white beans, pico and avocado for their tasty tacos. In addition, you can find acai bowls, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, quesadillas, granola and grain. Online ordering and catering service are available.

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