Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore Taqueria

Taqueria Nationale

Steve | | Jul 6, 2007 02:38 PM

A quick post on this new joint next to Johnny's Half Shell on Capitol Hill. Supposedly authentic, but I've never been to Mexico. Well, I was once in Cancun (not on purpose) but that's a long story.

Tried the pork and fish. The tortillas are served room temperature and are dry. It takes a lot of sauce to choke these down. Overall, I prefer it when the tortillas have been puffed up on the grill, which also brings out their corn flavor. Maybe an inauthentic way to eat them, but boy they can be good. I would not cross town for these. But I would consider crossing town for the horchata, which I'm told is made from chufa, not a mix. You can taste the difference. Makes me want to try their other agua frescas. If you are on Capitol Hill, this place is worth stopping in for the drinks. I will keep it on my Chow radar.

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