Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Washington, D.C.?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Washington, D.C.. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2609 24th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2640
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#29. Sweet agave Bar &Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5105 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3315
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#28. Moe's Southwest Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 470 Lenfant Plz SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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#27. Laredo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3500 Connecticut Ave NW Cleveland Park, Washington DC, DC 20008-6409
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#26. Mezcalero

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3714 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-1321
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#25. TaKorean

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1212 4th St SE Suite 130, Washington DC, DC 20003-3482
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#24. El Bebe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 99 M St SE Ste 120 Ste 120, Washington DC, DC 20003-3957
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#23. El Centro

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (158 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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#22. El Chucho - Cocina Superior

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3313 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-2405
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#21. Guapo's of Georgetown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3050 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-5108
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#20. El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1227 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4217
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#19. Las Placitas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 517 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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#18. Agua 301

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 301 Water St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-3734
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#17. El Sol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3911 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-5405
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#16. El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
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#15. Taqueria Habanero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3710 14th St NW # 20010 Near Metro Station Georgia Avenue-Petworth, Washington DC, DC 20010-1321
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#14. Alero Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1724 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1103
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#13. Taqueria Nacional

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1409 T St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3905
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#12. Los Cuates Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1564 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste A, Washington DC, DC 20007-2795
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#11. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2600 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 200, Washington DC, DC 20008
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#10. Poca Madre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 777 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3722
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#9. Guapo's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4515 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-4619
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#8. Espita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1250 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4882
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#7. Mxdc Cocina Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (426 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 600 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2008
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#6. Rosa Mexicano

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 575 7th St NW At F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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#5. Cactus Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (410 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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#4. Tortilla Coast

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (411 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 400 1st St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1826
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#3. Mi Vida Restaurante

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (301 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 98 District Square SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2491
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#2. Oyamel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
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#1. El Rinconcito Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1129 11th St NW between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
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