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Tortilla Coast

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Logan Circle - Shaw, Washington
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  • Jonathan O.
    "Awesome margarita HH specials, including MASSIVE frozen margs."(18 Tips)
    Bill F.
    "Tuna ceviche is very good - go for that!"(2 Tips)
    Matt A.
    "Great guacamole and vegetable fajitas, too."(5 Tips)
    Helene S.
    "Good happy hour specials that last til 7:30."(2 Tips)
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  • Elaine P.
    Elaine PoeApril 24, 2014
    The caipirinha had a bitter taste, probably from lime pith. Guacamole came in a huge molcajete, and was delicious. Fajitas reminded me a bit of what we get back in Texas. Needed beans and cheese.
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan O'ReillyMarch 24, 2013
    Portions leave something to be desired but the food is great. Awesome margarita HH specials, including MASSIVE frozen margs. Such a chill atmosphere compared to the other stuffy restaurants across P.
  • Ivette R.
    Their Salsa is Awesome! Fortunately, I didn't have the experience most have had. I loved the ambiance as well as the staff, and food was pretty good, not the BEST but good.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyApril 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Plenty of room for Sunday brunch after being told we'd have to wait at least an hour at 3 other places in the neighborhood. Despite what others have said, service was very friendly and helpful.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Very extensive selection of tequilas which are extremely delicious. Be sure to try the extra anejos tequilas. The food is top notch as well.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistDecember 13, 2011
    The cilantro-marinated skirt steak w/ a morita quemada salsa will certainly hike up your skirt, or whatever else you happen to be wearing at TC. Read more
  • Reese S.
    Reese SutherlandOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to see me then you gotta be here Monday through Wednesday nights and and the occasional Saturday mornings.....You get to see me do what I do best and dread the worst catering to others.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MitchellDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great experience! Friendly staff, terrific drinks/food (guac rocks). Nice addition to a diverse neighborhood.. Definitely will be back!
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JemisonSeptember 20, 2013
    Patio is so pleasant. Delicious food, very reasonable. Really great for groups -- they're happy to do individual checks!
  • yum
    yumMarch 5, 2013
    holy shit the salsa and chips were delish! and the pork dish! regular here & its usually a hit or miss. today a hit!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AndreaFebruary 4, 2012
    The Ahi Tuna Ceviche is wonderful. Great guacamole and vegetable fajitas, too. Nice ambiance & super attentive service. Muy bueno!
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoranAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Despite the other poor reviews, I've always had good, prompt, pleasant service. The menu selection isn't huge, but its been good. It's not the best I've ever had, but its still good.
  • scott d.
    scott douglassOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bathroom sink sensors are very sensitive. Don't button up near the sink. If the sink starts, drop what you are doing and wash, you won't get them started again.
  • Ron C.
    Ron CostiganMarch 12, 2014
    The chips are think amd crispy, not greasy. The salsa is delicious and fresh, not to spicy hot. 9/10
  • Nick F.
    Nick FlorekApril 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Despite the negative tips from others, I've always had a great experience. Friendly staff and good guacamole.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KruseDecember 30, 2011
    Not like the one on the Hill. Seems like it's trying to be fancy because it's in Dupont or something. Get chips and salsa because they are free. Also the prickly pear margarita is yummy
  • Jakub S.
    Jakub SmékalAugust 7, 2016
    The steak tacos is amazing! The cost is average, but the food and service is definitely a big plus.
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TMay 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bloody Mary is nice and strong. Thanks, brunch bartender!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WareJuly 4, 2012
    Got a salad, didn't realize they hid the word bacon in between all the veggies listed. Waitress very rude/threw menu "so u just want it off ur check now" I replied "I just want it without bacon"
  • Stephenie B.
    Stephenie BrownMay 5, 2012
    Food is pretty good. A little over priced. The happy hour specials are worth comming back for.
  • Keith W.
    Keith WFebruary 23, 2013
    i think it would be helpful if the servers started off with what is not available instead of making patrons run through two items that are no available.
  • Joe G.
    Joe GizziFebruary 17, 2015
    While the drinks are on par, the food leaves something to be desired. Have a margarita if you're enjoying P St or 14th, but opt for dinner elsewhere.
  • Scott N.
    Scott NoonMay 15, 2013
    Food was great. Came fast. Drinks were good. Took forever. Waitress-- otherwise occupied. Service is a problem.
  • Kaitlynn K.
    Kaitlynn KellyJune 14, 2012
    Pretty expensive, but strong margaritas and delicious guac. My kind of place.
  • Rhiannon
    RhiannonFebruary 19, 2012
    Try the Chips And Cadillac Margarita - Perfect end to a long day of walking around.
  • Gwen E.
    Good good, great drinks, and nice outside seating. Loved this place.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HausknechtFebruary 14, 2015
    Great Burrito and quesadilla's. Friendly staff
  • Scott
    ScottJuly 1, 2012
    Only has half the menu from the Hill location, and no pitchers. Patio is big but not much shade to be had on hot summer afternoons.
  • Dion B.
    Dion BarelaJanuary 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Food was decent, if you want Mexican food, you'll have to go out of DC. Good place to take your group of friends.
  • Paulien Z.
    Paulien ZomerApril 6, 2015
    The chicken fajita is great!
  • Andy W.
    Andy WhittenApril 20, 2012
    One fajita entree is plenty for two people!
  • JL
    JLFebruary 23, 2016
    Not even close to as good as the Capitol Hill location. Frozen margs are still the best, though.
  • Israel K.
    Israel KleinApril 25, 2015
    Good margaritas - not bad fajitas. Solid wait staff.
  • Stan P.
    Stan ParishFebruary 23, 2013
    $5 margaritas all night except when they run out halfway through the night #false advertising
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CAugust 11, 2014
    The street taco was good for a late night snack.
  • Mario 😎
    Mario 😎December 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It doesn't hold a candle to the Capitol hill location but better than the sh**hole that is el Centro on 14th
  • Laura T.
    Laura TAugust 10, 2013
    FANTASTIC service and food. Tangina rocks!
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DeniseOctober 1, 2013
    Worst salsa I've ever had. Everything was bland. I got the fish and shrimp tacos and they tasted like paper towels. The shrimp taco had pineapples in them..They thought it was clever, but it wasn't.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KostkaMay 16, 2012
    Do get the guacamole, do not get the chicken enchiladas. There was zero flavor.
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FiddlemanDecember 2, 2013
    Margarita. Frozen. Lime. Salt. Perfection.
  • Bill F.
    Bill FischerMarch 2, 2012
    Tuna ceviche is very good - go for that!
  • Allen K.
    Allen KlingsickApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just don't order the drinks or food. Awesome otherwise.
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BeightsDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Well, another lackluster place to eat. Welcome to the neighborhood, you'll fit right in. (e.g. Rice tastes like 99 cent spanish package)
  • Helene S.
    Helene SimsApril 3, 2013
    Good happy hour specials that last til 7:30.
  • 💂Karma🔫
    💂Karma🔫May 3, 2013
    Sllllllooooooowwww. Even during lunch when there wasn't many people there.
  • Ron C.
    Ron CostiganMarch 23, 2014
    Good frozen margaritas & fresh salsa.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGJanuary 27
    Tasty food but the real highlight is the classic margarita.
  • Josafat M.
    Josafat MoragregaAugust 16, 2013
    Try the margaritas
  • Julia L.
    Julia Lord NickleMay 10, 2015
    Top notch waitstaff!
  • Jamar K.
    Jamar KellyMay 30, 2013
    strawberry margarita is the bizness!!!
  • Garth M.
    Garth MooreJune 14, 2012
    Try the Mexican sodas: Coke or Fanta. Soooo good and no corn syrup.
  • Ana R.
    Ana R.April 16, 2012
    Go to Centro DF on 14th or Rosa Mexicano and learn what a queso fundido is
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GNovember 3, 2012
    Eh. It was not packed but drinks were not brought out. Ended up going to the bar-they weren't on the check either so they were never even rung in. Disappointing.
  • Sonja S.
    Sonja StrongarmAugust 17, 2014
    Speedy service even at happy hour
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SabotAugust 27, 2014
    What's good here? Nothing! The drinks take longer than the food!
  • Scott B.
    Scott ButtonApril 2, 2012
    The only ingredient on the menu is "bland". This was our second visit, hoping it had improved from the first. It was possibly worse.
  • Seth R.
    Seth RosenblattJuly 14, 2013
    Good service. The pork was too sweet. Not a fan. Diet coke and chips were good!!
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander StameyFebruary 23, 2015
    Good for occasional visits
  • Brian J.
    Brian JohnsonFebruary 23, 2013
    Don't advertise $5 margaritas all night long if there is a cut off time.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JorgensenJune 5, 2013
    The guac uses white onion as filler. Pass.
  • Wakene B.
    Wakene BaileyOctober 3, 2015
    The margaritas are great!!
  • H C.
    H CDecember 17, 2011
    Try one of the many tequilas available.
  • Maggie A.
    Maggie AMay 10, 2013
    Totally underwhelming. I'd rather pay more for better and bigger portions than do so-so food attempting to be better than it is.
  • Sean G.
    Sean G.April 3, 2012
    The Prickley Pear drunk is Skinny Girl heaven!
  • Jennie S.
    Jennie SanfordFebruary 19, 2012
    So-so food and service. Two person tables are way too small. The salsa was the only thing that I really enjoyed.
  • LaJuana C.
    LaJuana ClarkMay 12, 2014
    The Tacos are the Bomb
  • Ana R.
    Ana R.April 16, 2012
    How do you dare to call that disgusting nacho cheese "queso fundido" 7eleven's cheese is way better and cheaper.
  • David G.
    David GuoJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I want to rip off my ears from the constant screaming of babies here. It also is extremely overpriced and the staff completely clueless.
  • Chris V.
    Chris ValdezApril 19, 2013
    Cilantro is not a replacement for salt, people.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WareJuly 4, 2012
    Waitress's again rude. 1-she didn't greet us for 10 min. 2- she had no recommendations for us. 3-very abrasive and is rolling her eyes at me while I type this. All because I don't eat bacon-right
  • Evan M.
    Evan MullingsJune 23, 2013
    Good place for a beer on a Sunday
  • Greg D.
    Greg DepoianAugust 18, 2013
    Food isn't bad, after all it is Mexican. But the service could be better.
  • Ana R.
    Ana R.April 16, 2012
    My 3rd time here and I still don't know why I return. Great location but everytime is disappointing. TERRIBLE and overprice food.
  • Aneri S.
    Aneri ShahFebruary 8, 2014
    Great margs!
  • LaJuana C.
    LaJuana ClarkMarch 1, 2014
    Great Tacos
  • LaJuana C.
    LaJuana ClarkMay 12, 2014
    Love the Tacos
  • scott d.
    scott douglassFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    $5 margaritas today because yes.
  • Kenal S.
    Kenal ShahSeptember 11, 2012
    Dead fly in food. Horrible service. Manager didn't even apologize nor did the waiter. Never come back here again. Stay away unless you want insects in your food.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HowardFebruary 25, 2012
    Quite honestly, one of the worst restaurants in the neighborhood. Terrible service, managers who don't care, and awful food (which I sent back)
  • Dan H.
    Dan HozhabriSeptember 10, 2012
    First and only time here, found a cooked, dead fly in my food and all the manager did was take my plate away without offering a replacement...worst service ever.
  • Karen A.
    Karen AndersonMarch 26, 2014
    Terrible service, terrible margaritas, mediocre tacos, but the two kinds of Shiner on tap make me happy
  • Gregory N.
    Gregory NelsonSeptember 17, 2013
    One word: AWFUL!
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Way overpriced! Go to Lauriol Plaza on 18th Street or only order from the appetizer menu.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AlexDecember 17, 2011
    Drink here. It's cheap.
  • Dave S.
    Dave StroupDecember 24, 2012
    Not like the one on the Hill.
  • Doug D.
    Doug DamronJanuary 3, 2012
    No no no.... What a disappointment. Go next door and buy a cold pre-made quesadilla. Better.
  • Taraji F.
    Taraji FathiJuly 20, 2014
    Wouldn't come here again .. Not the best food out there
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KigerDecember 28, 2011
    Unimpressive.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HendersonDecember 27, 2011
    Save yourself the headache and go somewhere else!
  • Rich A.
    Rich AlonsoMay 16, 2012
    on the border chain is better than this place. It sucks!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SloanApril 3, 2013
    Avoid at all costs.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MontanoJanuary 16, 2012
    Mediocre. Don't bother.
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