Tortilla Cafe Washington Reviews
A Latino Gem in the Middle of Capitol Hill Apr 10, 2011
Tortilla Cafe is a little hole in the wall eatery located directly across 7th Street from Eastern Market. It's clean, the staff are super friendly, and it's almost always crowded on weekends, for good reason: it's cheap and tasty.
Advertised as a Mexican and Salvadorian cafe, they are literally famous for their pupusas, thanks to the the Food Network, which featured them on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. And boy are they proud of this; the walls are adorned with Guy Fieri, and a television atop the drink cooler plays the episode on an endless loop.
Speaking of those pupusas, they are stuffed thick with a delicious cheesy pork mix. I'd recommend getting them with a side of black beans, which are probably the best I've ever had. If you're not in the mood for pupusas, they also have everything from steak and chicken tacos, pollo a la brasa, (massive) tamales, flautas, seafood soup, and other short order Mexican and Salvadorian items. Most menu items run less than $7, which is amazingly cheap for DC.
It does get crowded, so be sure to either have a friend stake out a table, or order to go and just eat outside on a table, bench, or even the curb.
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