District Taco is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

1. District Taco

8.9
1309 F St NW (at 13th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Taco Place · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 154 tips and reviews

Penn A.Penn Appetit: Cheap and delicious tacos with unlimited toppings

Gautham N.Gautham Nagesh: The al pastor tacos are the best, get them with white onion + pineapple & a Coke.

Sarah J.Sarah Joshi: Legit breakfast tacos, bacon is extra crispy and amazing 🙌🌮

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

2. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

9.1
401 7th St NW (at D St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 308 tips and reviews

Mary K.Mary King: if you've never had tongue this is a great place to try it! super tender and really beefy, the lengua quisada taco was yummy!

Earl B.Earl Belcher Jr: If solo, sit at the ceviche bar. And definitely get the Ceviche Pacifico (sashimi quality tuna). Also a must try - the grasshopper taco ... yes, grasshopper :)

Rachel C.Rachel Coker: Amazing guacamole, fish tacos and shrimp with garlic. Go with a group so you can try lots of dishes. And definitely order a margarita.

Chaia is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

3. Chaia

9.1
3207 Grace St NW (btwn Wisconsin Ave & Cecil Pl NW), Washington, D.C.
Taco Place · Georgetown · 27 tips and reviews

Camilla H.Camilla Hansen: Best vegetarian tacos I've ever had! Can definitely recommend this place! Their juices are also super good.

Mimi N.Mimi Nguyen: Delicious veggie tacos. They change the tacos based on what's in season but the zuchinni and kale ones were amazing!

abigail.abigail.: We had the mushroom taco, potato taco, and corn taco and they were all fantastic. Also added the in house pickled jalapeños - so good!!

Taqueria Habanero is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

4. Taqueria Habanero

9.1
3710 14th St. NW (at Spring Rd NW), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · Petworth · 29 tips and reviews

JackieJackie: This place is incredible! I highly suggest the malanesa de pollo. So delicious! The chorizo tacos are also fantastic!

Prerna L.Prerna Lal: Best Mexican in DC. Try the enchiladas con mole and the al pastor tacos!

Thomas V.Thomas Vander Wal: Amazing tacos and fresh made tortillas. They are not late, but the flavors are incredible.

District Taco is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

5. District Taco

8.3
1919 M St NW, Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 47 tips and reviews

jana m.jana mcandrew: Bfast taco with chorizo is SO GOOD!

Clif R.Clif Reeder: I recommend the al pastor tacos!

Tania R.Tania Rion: Very good tacos. The shrimp tacos were the best

Taqueria Nacional is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

6. Taqueria Nacional

7.8
1409 T St NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · U-Street · 60 tips and reviews

Jeffrey B.Jeffrey Burka: The vegetarian special of fried squash blossom tacos with lettuce, crema, and ranchero are amazing.

Marta D.Marta D.: So yummy! Walk in and order with the cooks (it's a little bizarre). Loved the steak and fish tacos. Salsas are spicy but great.

Arianne B.Arianne Bennett: DELICIOUS! Try the fish tacos!

Surfside is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

7. Surfside

8.6
2444 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Calvert St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · Glover Park · 73 tips and reviews

ReidReid: The cuba (pork) tacos are fantastic. Let the juice and sauce drip into the rice. The formerly-dry rice becomes amazing.

Dan C.Dan Curl: Order the Cuba tacos: carnitas and pineapple jalapeno salsa + rooftop bar = win every time!

JohnJohn: Best fish tacos in the District. Fun little rooftop bar and eating section too. Great neighborhood place.

Taqueria Distrito Federal is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

8. Taqueria Distrito Federal

8.3
3463 14th St NW (at Newton St), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · Columbia Heights · 46 tips and reviews

Christopher M.Christopher Martino: Must try the Chivo, Lengua, and Tripa tacos!

Michael L.Michael Lilly: Try the baby pork rib tacos! You won't be disapointed.

Jose R.Jose Romero: Big menu but I always stick to the amazing and budget friendly tacos! Love the al pastor, barbacoa res and goat.

El Centro D.F. 14th Street is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

9. El Centro D.F. 14th Street

8.4
1819 14th St NW (at Swann St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · U-Street · 141 tips and reviews

DC Dining AdventuresDC Dining Adventures: Must try the bottomless brunch. I recommend the lengua, carnitas and egg & chorizo tacos!

ThrillistThrillist: The first floor houses the Taqueria, where sit-down or to-go options include tacos from the standardly mouth-watering (al pastor, carnitas) to the intriguing (beef tongue, grilled nopal cactus). Read more.

Heather I.Heather Ilyssa: Check this place out on taco Tuesdays to take advantage of $2.00 chef special tacos

El Chucho Cocina Superior is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

10. El Chucho Cocina Superior

8.9
3313 11th St NW (at Lamont St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mexican Restaurant · Pleasant Plains · 79 tips and reviews

Wilson A.Wilson Andrews: One of the best kept secrets in DC. Great pork tacos, the corn is ridiculous, and the bartenders make a mean cocktail. Ask for the Suffering Bastard.

Aaron Z.Aaron Zimmerman: A neighborhood favorite. Great tacos and a strawberry habanero lime margarita.

Charlotte Z.Charlotte Zimmerman: The al pastor tacos are AMAZE

Pica Taco #2 is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

11. Pica Taco #2

8.1
1406 Florida Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Taco Place · U-Street · 38 tips and reviews

Brian A.Brian Anderson: The pork tacos are awesome,make sure you get the salsa verde.

Christopher S.Christopher Sopher: Veggie tacos are fantastic - fresh avocado and black beans with their amazing green salsa.

DanDan T.DanDan The Drywall Man: This place is small but I called ahead to have my order ready. They were quick & efficient. Try their fish taco platter with a Jarritos- a true Mexican lunch.

Surfside Taco Stand is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

12. Surfside Taco Stand

8.8
1800 N St NW, Washington, D.C.
Taco Place · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 27 tips and reviews

Paige N.Paige Nicole: I'm here every single Friday. All the tacos are good --the Rio is my current favorite--and the chips and queso are worth the extra cost.

DC Dining AdventuresDC Dining Adventures: Pretty solid 24 hour taco stand, I recommend the Maui tacos made with grilled rockfish, black bean and corn salsa, avocado, cilantro and like sour cream.

Victor N.Victor Nguyen-Long: For 24 hour eats, no better place in DC. Fresh and tasty. Limited late night menu, but the Bora Bora (chicken) and Rio (al pastor) tacos are killer.

El Rey is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

13. El Rey

7.9
919 U St NW, Washington, D.C.
Taco Place · U-Street · 48 tips and reviews

Tammy G.Tammy Gordon: On my first visit, I dug the margarita (rocks), the guac and the carne asada & pescado tacos.

Ignacio C.Ignacio Crespo: Amazing tacos! Carne asada, fish and al pastor is a killer threesome.

Campbell B.Campbell Bird: The tamales are $5 because they're huge. Best tacos are al pastor.

Tacos El Chilango is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

14. Tacos El Chilango

7.5
1119 V St NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Taco Place · U-Street · 35 tips and reviews

Jenn S.Jenn Shin: Looks will deceive! The tacos may look delicious but they don't live up to expectation!

Cory A.Cory Allen: Pollo tacos are great! Cilantro, lime & cucumbers make it quasi healthy. Guac was good, too.

Kayla G.Kayla Gail: Perhaps the best tacos in DC. Bonus: slightly off the beaten path!

Smoke & Barrel is one of The 15 Best Places for Tacos in Washington.

15. Smoke & Barrel

8.9
2471 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Adams Morgan · 116 tips and reviews

Janine H.Janine Hanrahan: Everything about this place is amazing. Taco Tuesday is the best deal in town and the food is awesome. Craft Countdown on the weekends is great too.

Samantha S.Samantha Solleveld Pepi: Awesome little place! The BBQ style tacos are delish (and cheap!)

CaraCara: Taco Tuesdays makes the whole day worth it. Definitely go BBQ style w/ their amazing cheddar jalapeño grits. Brunch is also killer!