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  • Anon

    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.

  • Baron of Brightwood

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

  • Truxton Thomas

    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.

  • jaybird

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

    • Near Northeast

      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.

      • DF

        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.

      • jaybird

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

        • Jon

          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.

        • APinMTP

          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.

        • APinMTP

          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.

        • MtP

          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.

  • Queso

    Please bring back the queso fundido!

  • stink eye

    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.

  • A

    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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