District Taco Grand Opening 2nd DC Location on Capitol Hill Wednesday

by Prince Of Petworth April 30, 2013 at 11:30 am 14 Comments

656 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From scuttlebutt that started back in June 2012 comes District Taco’s grand opening on Capitol Hill in the former YES! Organic Market space at 656 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. This will be their second DC location. In May ’12 they opened their first DC spot in Penn Quarter.  You can see their menu here.  You can see the new Capitol Hill location is huge and turned out great:


  • Anonymous

    My goodness, it seems I’ll never keep up with all the restaurants opening up right around me. I still need to try Ambar, Tash, Nooshi, Beuchert’s, and now this place.

  • Less expensive than Chicken Tortilla and less inept than Chipotle? I’m in.

    • Jaynuze

      they really do have tacos down to a science there. Went to the soft opening last night … all food was comped. Also amazing. Possibly better than their other location … seating is way more spacious too

      • They’re not great, but at least they’re inexpensive and consistent.

  • mmm

    I don’t get it — tried the other DC location once and thought they were pretty forgettable. Many better taco options in this city.

  • anon

    Way better than Chipotle, especially the Cap Hill Chipotle. Worst Chipotle ever.

    • +1

    • Anonymous

      +1 The one time I ate there I got sick.

  • ET

    Know what I like about this, it isn’t a wait-staff type place. Stand in line get your food, eat, and leave. No cutsey theme/decor with prices to match.

  • Nee-nee

    Penn Quarter? I think not, a bit too far west for that since it is on F St NW between 13th and 14th. More like “near Metro Center”. One of my fave places though — and the owner is cool.

    • Sebrof

      +1. That’s stretching Penn Quarter a bit

      • Prince Of Petworth

        I have no problem stretching the technical boundaries of neighborhoods when it makes sense. I recognize that it drives some people nuts which is why I always include the address.

  • Ep Sato

    meh. I tried their location in downtown and was not impressed. These tacos are anemic. True taquerias make tacos that are overloaded. They use cheap guac for their guac n chips and the chips and queso is made with velveeta.

    It’s okay, but the place seriously underperforms when compared to spots like El Distrito Federal, Pica Taco and Tacos Chilango. More expensive and less filling than those places too.

    • The tacos at Chilango are definitely better, but there is less meat in them (if that really is your complaint here).


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