My DC Recommendations
May 1, 2021/ Updated: Feb 11, 2023
FoodTaqueria Habanero (Mexican)Cielo Rojo (Mexican) – Get the chilaquiles, waffle 'sope'Muchas Gracias (Mexican)Taqueria Xochitl (Mexican) – Get the queso birria tacos, tlayudas, horchata, choco flan.El Sol (Mexican)Little Miner Taco (In Maryland)Las Gemelas (Mexican) – the tacos, tlayudas, blue corn tortillas and their cocktails too!Republic Cantina (Tex-Mex) – fajitas, breakfast tacos, spicy marg.La Famosa (Puerto Rican) – cafecitos, arroz con gandules, tripleta, pastries: quesitos and guava pastelitos!Colada Shop (Cuban) – cubanitos, guava bbq lechon sandwich. Mi Cuba Cafe (Cuban) – ropa viejaChina Chilcano (Peruvian Criollo+Chinese+Japanese) – good chilcanos & ceviche. Chicken & Whiskey (good chicken and whiskey)Roy Boys (fried chicken sandwiches)Astro Donuts (donuts + fried chicken)Lucky Buns (burgers)Maiz 64 (Mexican)Maketto
BarsHaydees's Restaurant – for karaoke600t - lowkey speakeasyMezcal bar in Maiz 64Serenata at La CosechaDestino at La Cosecha
Latino groceriesEl Progreso, 3158 Mt Pleasant St NW (its small, you can pick up tamales from the cash register too)Mi Casita has good corn tamales, and has conchas and bolillosThis is the ONE where you’ll find everything: Mega Mart Latino Supermarket, 1101 University Blvd E, Takoma Park, MD
Places to dance cumbiaCafe Citron (get there early, gets crowded late at night)Wherever DJ Sir Ramses and DJs Leon/Claudia City Sounds spin music at. Usually at Greenzone.