HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
Do you create unique foods? Tell us about it
TELL US

Mexican food in DC

j
John Flowers Sep 11, 1999 12:47 AM

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.

  1. j
    Jason Perlow Sep 11, 1999 12:49 AM

    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

    4 Replies
    1. re: Jason Perlow
      j
      Jessica Sep 12, 1999 10:33 PM

      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
        j
        Jason Perlow Sep 12, 1999 10:34 PM

        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
          j
          John Flowers Sep 17, 1999 09:00 PM

          "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
            j
            Jim Dorsch Oct 16, 1999 08:19 AM

            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.

            Sorry I chimed in so late. Before the Chowhound redesign I wasn't visiting; my computer had problems dealing with the old message boards.

            Link: http://www.mid-atlantic.brewingnews.com

      2. l
        Larry Sep 11, 1999 12:48 AM

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

        Show Hidden Posts