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Taqueria Distrito Federal?

Foodgeek | Oct 14, 2005 09:50 PM

Below is what DCist.com said about the place. What do you guys think about the place? Recs? Is it near the Columbia Heights metro stop?

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Editor: Rob Goodspeed Publisher: Gothamist October 14, 2005
Warning: Not-to-Be-Missed Tacos and Burritos
In a town rife with mediocre Mexican food (read Austin Grill) and big-time chains (read Chipotle), Taqueria Distrito Federal is neither of the above. This Columbia Heights taco joint is the real deal. The menu is honed to the bare essentials and specialties with burritos and tacos and homemade soft drinks like tamarind juice and horchata, a cinnamony concoction made of pulverized rice. Nothing exceeds $5. When DCist ventured over there, two ate for $13 -- and it was damn good.

We wouldn’t normally recommend chicken—it’s usually a poor attempt at “healthy.” But the chicken taco here does not shy away from fat or flavor. It was outstandingly tender and rich with tomato and peppers. Also not to be missed is anything with chorizo or the beef barbacoa. As if we weren’t already smitten, the owner let us know that soon he will be serving tortas, or Mexican sandwiches made with meat, guacamole and beans.

The owner, a longtime D.C. resident, said he wanted to open an eatery in Columbia Heights to give the neighborhood some life. It’s a local place that caters to whoever walks through the door. We suggest you do that soon.

Taqueria Distrito Federal
14th Street NW between Otis and Oak streets
Metro: Columbia Heights

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