This darling of a taco shop—run by a husband and wife team from Pueblo, Mexico—makes its own masa tortillas. It only gets better from there: The pillowy rounds are stuffed with authentic fillings including an al pastor that will have you salivating just by looking at it. Juicy yet crispy, this porky taco drips with authenticity—and pineapple juice. Top it with one of three homemade salsas, our favorite of which is the restaurant's namesake. $2.50
Are tacos DC’s most versatile food offering? Sure, they are not as filling as the best burgers in DC, not necessarily as flavorful as the best Indian food in Washington, DC and definitely not as healthy as, say, a salad? But there is something to be said about the usually crunchy taco: Served as a standalone vegetarian dish or as a meat-heavy appetizer slathered in sweet and spicy sauces, the taco can be enjoyed by all palates in a variety of ways—just ask the geniuses helming the kitchens at the best Mexican restaurants in DC. Below, find a list of the absolute best tacos in DC and get ready to eat them all.