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

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July 25, 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.. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Far East Taco Grille

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 635 Florida Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-3462
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#29. Guapo's of Georgetown

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3050 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-5108
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#28. El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (49 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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#27. Las Placitas

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (77 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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#26. Agua 301

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (172 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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#25. Santa Rosa Taqueria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 315 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1148
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#24. El Sol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 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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#23. El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 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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#22. Taqueria Habanero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 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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#21. Alero Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (173 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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#20. 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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#19. Taco Bamba

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 777 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3722
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#18. Surfside

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
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#17. District Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1919 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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#16. Surfside

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1800 N St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2404
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#15. District Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 656 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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#14. Los Cuates Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 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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#13. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (148 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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#12. 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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#11. Burrito Brothers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 205 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste 1, Washington DC, DC 20003-1164
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#10. Guapo's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (148 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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#9. Tortilla Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (201 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 210 7th St SE Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
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#8. Espita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (148 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 (434 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. Cactus Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (414 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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#5. 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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#4. District Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (484 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1309 F St NW Between N 13th St & N 14th St, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#3. Mi Vida Restaurante

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (318 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 (2,162 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 7th Street NW Corner of 7th & D Streets, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
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#1. El Rinconcito Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (238 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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