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Report - District Taco

firstbitedc | | Sep 30, 2012 12:06 PM

District Taco combines two of my favorite things: Tacos and The District. Sadly, the love affair ended there. DT offers burritos, but if it has "taco" in the restaurant's name, that's what I'm having. And the menu looked promising; the Al Pastor taco came with corn tortillas (crucial) and pineapple, as it should. I also tried the Carnitas, usually a good test of any taco joint.

I don't typically focus on the tortilla--it's either corn and good or flour and not--but DT's corn tortilla wasn't quite right. It tasted like the whole wheat version of the staple, a bit doughy and gritty. Odd. Strike two: the pork in the Al Pastor was dry and tough. The Carnitas pork was much better, moist and tender, but the taco didn't have much flavor, even with a dousing of two of DT's three salsas.

Those salsas deserve a few words. The "hot" was as advertised, and tasted and looked like the Chipotle version. The roasted tomato salsa, like the tortilla, was just a bit off. But the mild green salsa was excellent, tangy and bright. I literally ate some with a spoon after the tacos were gone. Next time I'll take more!

Last thing: District Taco serves breakfast tacos. That alone justifies its existence, and makes a return trip mandatory some weekend morning.

Has anyone else been to District Taco? And where else can I find breakfast tacos in DC? I know they are at Distrito Federal, but there must be other options.


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