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  • I thought they were going to open up as Washington Heights Bar & Grill. The Solis even presented at the monthly ANC 4C meeting a couple weeks back re a sidewalk variance.

  • This seems like an interesting move since only Herman’s Liquors will separate Taqueria Habanero and Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana. Only time will tell, I suppose!

  • Jerry Grundle

    14th Street Taco Showdown! Not to mention, the Derby’s fish tacos are pretty damn good, too.

  • Seems like there will be less sol for the patio in the evenings at the new location on the west side of 14th…

  • We tried Taqueria Habanero for the first time on Saturday evening. I thought it was fantastic. Anyway, you appear to have an abundance of good taco stands—I’ll trade you a gas station for one.

  • Can someone explain why these tacos are worth seeking out? I love tacos but that’s a hike for me.

    • I couldn’t tell you about their tacos specifically, but they make a good huarache, and that’s a lot harder to find in this town.

      • The huaraches at El Chucho are delicious. We tend to get one of each. Pretty filling and a good deal. I’ve only had a torta at El Sol and will say we enjoyed the food more at Habanero.

      • I only ask because tacos are pretty simple and austere. Tortilla, meat, and a little lime, radish, onion, etc. and thats it. Amiwrong?

        • mostly in the tortilla. el sol makes theirs every few hours–it’s quite a noticeable difference from most places, where they take their tortillas out of a bag.

        • You’re right but doing simple well is really hard to do – maybe burgers or pizza is a better example for you. Habanero has fresh tortillas and salsa which puts them a step ahead of many. If you appreciate tacos they’re worth seeking out. I all but stopped eating tacos before they opened except for when my wife and I made them from scratch. Now I go about there every week.

        • You’re right but doing simple well is really hard to do – maybe burgers or pizza is a better example for you. Habanero has fresh tortillas and salsa which puts them a step ahead of many. If you appreciate tacos they’re worth seeking out. I all but stopped eating tacos before they opened except for when my wife and I made them from scratch. Now I go there every week.

        • I agree with AP – it is mostly the tortilla and the salsas that make the difference, though the meat and how it is cooked is delicious as well. Its now a bit of a hike for me to go to Habenero, but if I ever get a true taco craving or am in the neighborhood, I go. They are the closest to what I had on the streets of Mexico City.

  • Please bring back the queso fundido!

  • I’m happy that good establishments are concentrating here (habenaro, el sol, red derby, lehmans). Hopefully this will bring in more good establishments to the area and weed out the bad.

  • While the food was decent at El Sol, their interior was less than desirable. I hope the new place is more inviting with a nicer interior. If they hope to compete next door to Habenero, it’ll have to be.

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