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Mexican food in DC

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I will soon be traveling to the DC area and would like
to know if there are any good Mexican food places
there. Taco shops are good. Salsa bars better. Pay
at the drive-thru window acceptable.

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  1. Check out the newsgroup dc.dining, they are very
    helpful. They found me a great Thai and Indian on my
    trip.

    1. About 10 years ago I went to a place called
      Carmelita's in Adams Morgan. The mole was phenomenal,
      all dishes were authentic. I don't know if the place
      still exists.

      BTW, theres an AWESOME Vietnamese restaurant in
      Georgetown, on Avenue M. Its just called "Vietnamese
      Restaurant" I think, its near the Riggs bank. One of
      my first exposures to Vietnamese and definitely the
      food is great.

      For greek try Zorba's in Dupont Circle, great Gyros

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      1. re: Jason Perlow

        I think you're referring to Miss Saigon, and it's on M
        St. NW, toward Key Bridge. Sorry, I'm being picky.
        But I wouldn't want someone to ask to be pointed toward
        Avenue M in DC and have some smart aleck make a
        Brooklyn joke.

        1. re: Jessica

          Well, the last time I was -in- DC was in 1990. Thats a
          long time. I remember the vietnamese resturant on a
          corner in Gtown on avenue M, but I could be suffering
          from early Alzheimers.

          I went to American University, it could be all that
          partying thats confusing things...

          I also remember a Ethiopian restaurant that was really
          good nearby, where I once had dinner with Manute.

          1. re: Jason Perlow

            "I went to American University, it could be all that
            partying thats confusing things..."

            So, is that why when I go back to my favorite place
            around SDSU, for the food, I always end up with a
            redeeming beer special, and hard bread? Fortunately
            repetition at Los Ponchos in Pacific Beach brought me
            to find the perfect green chile pork burrito, Sunday
            menudo and carne asada wet burrito.

            1. re: Jason Perlow

              Jason wrote (a month ago):

              >I also remember a Ethiopian restaurant that was really
              >good nearby, where I once had dinner with Manute.

              Zed's on M St moved recently; afraid I don't have the address handy. Of course, most of the Ethiopian places in DC are up in Adams Morgan.

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