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By Esther Hur

It’s National Taco Day!


According to NationalTacoDay.com, Americans ate 4.5 billion tacos in 2012.


Let’s try to top that number. Here are some places in DC participating in National Taco Day, aka, Friday.

El Centro D.F.
1819 14th St NW

From an El Centro D.F. press release:  Richard Sandoval’s lively Taqueria and Tequileria, El Centro D.F. will be celebrating National Taco Day at both locations by offering new taco flavors.  Patrons wont want to miss new varieties such as Cauliflower, Beef Hearts and Chicken Liver along with longtime favorites such as Al Pastor, Beef Tongue, Chicharron, Nopal, Chicken Tinga, Baja, Steak and Chipotle BBQ Brisket. Priced from $11.95 to $13.95 each, guests can also enjoy Mexican rice and refried beans to accompany their meal.


Rosa Mexicano
575 7th St NW


Lauriol Plaza
1835 18th Street NW

Voted “Best Mexican Food” by washingtonpost.com’s Best Bets, try a chicken and ground beef taco platter with Lauriol’s unlimited tortilla chips.


1600 14th Street NW

MXDC just got voted “Best Tacos in DC” by WUSA, so checking out their taco platter–with three choices of Carne Asada, Pollo, Pork Belly, Cochinita Pibil (slow roasted pork shoulder), Hongos (mushrooms), and Mahi Mahi–seems like a solid plan if we ever heard one.


Casa Oaxaca
2106 18th ST NW

Oaxacan cheese, signature Oaxaca sauces, a plate of jicama sticks peppered with chilli powder instead of chips and salsa.


Far East Taco Grille
409 15th Street NE.
Washington, DC
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Korean, Japanese, and Latin styled tacos with kimchi-lime slaw and spicy pineapple sauce. They hit three locations most weekdays so you’re probably close to them RIGHT NOW.

District Taco
5723 Lee Highway,Arlington, VA, 1309 F St NW, Washington DC
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3 for $7 breakfast tacos, protein tacos, bacon tacos. Bacon tacos. Go get a bacon taco because.

1309 5th St NE
Wednesday – Sunday 11AM-7PM
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Korean BBQ tacos, caramelized tofu tacos, tangy chicken tacos. Available at Union Market or from a truck!


Mama Chuy’s
2620 Georgia Ave NW

Mama Chuy’s founders use taco recipes from their Guadalajaran grandmother, which make these some of the best tacos around.

401 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Jose Andres’ tacos tapas style. Go early and take advantage of their excellent happy hour prices.


Finally, dessert tacos at your nearest convenience store.