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“Taqueria Habanero keeps upping their game!”

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2017 at 11:30 am 11 Comments

3710 14th Street, NW

Ben reports:

“New sign (and name reversal?) to complement their newly painted facade. I also noticed they are redoing their ceilings with wood paneling and might be prepping for a mural on the incoming wall.

Think they are trying to rival Mezcalero? Fortunately despite the upgrades Habanero’s tacos are still amazing…”

Thanks to Jake for also sending a shot of the new sign – note the “99% Mexican”:


  • Ben

    Yea, I didn’t realize it said 99% Mexican until after sending it in. I wonder what the story behind that is?

    • andy

      owner said something like they’d have to be in Mexico to be 100% Mexican or something like that.

  • Michael

    Quincy Liquor between the two has been making improvements lately too. Waiting for their hand-painted sign to go up!

  • PretzelThirsty

    Where is the Ñ? For the love of jebus, where is the Ñ??

    • Welshie

      Es un chiste, verdad?

    • RyanD

      Wikipedia claims: “The name indicates something or someone from La Habana (Havana). In English, it is sometimes spelled and pronounced habañero, the tilde being added as a hyperforeignism patterned after jalapeño.[3]”

      • Shady Lady

        Habanero like the pepper.

  • RT

    Anyone notice Barrilito that just opened last week one spot down from Little Coco’s on 14th St? It was formerly El Sol, then the short lived International Cafe.

    • PetlessInPetworth

      Interesting. I wonder if PoP has seen that – usually I get all my block opening info from this blog.

  • RyanD

    Not to say that there aren’t a ton of super amazing restaurants nearby, but I think they have the most consistently amazing food. I can’t think of anyone else that has the same quality that permeates the simplicity of what they have.

  • Anne

    Ahhhhhh those tacos! I moved out of RT and the city couple of years ago, but thankfully not before they opened, and I ate there as often as I could! My mouth is watering… Great to see them doing well. Super well deserved. People, please go eat their TACOS. NOW.


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