Tacos el Chilango

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Tacos el Chilango
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/ Lilia W.

This 15-seat restaurant is as festive as it is teeny, with an are-you-sure-we’re-not-in-Mexico-City menu to boot. Drawing from family recipes (and what a recipe book it is: Owner Juan Antonio claims his parents owned the first taqueria in Mexico City), the kitchen spins gems like the al pastor taco, made from pork shoulder marinated in adobo sauce, onions and pineapple juice. It’s slow-cooked for a tender bite and accented with sweet pineapple chunks and cilantro.


Venue name: Tacos el Chilango
Address: 1119 V St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at 12th St NW
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 4-10pm; Fri, Sat 4-10:30pm
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