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Tortilla Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Capitol Hill
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
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210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
+1 202-547-5700
09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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Brookings, South Dakota
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here one evening after seeing it on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives". It is as good as the show said. It does have limited seating and it doesn't take reservations so be prepared to get here early. The people working there are great and the food was really good. I loved the empanadas. It is an incredible... More 

Thank Geochemprof
Meridian, Mississippi
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am always looking for 'outside the box' places to eat and I sure found one here! The food was amazing, well seasoned, fresh, and overall delicious! We had a mix of almost all the menu items and were pleased with it all!

Thank _Bekbay_
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place is literally a HOLE IN THE WALL. But it is SO good. Seriously tasty. I didn't think nachos could be this good. And the Pupusas are amazing - they were my first and I loved them. Every single one of us in a family of 6 (1 kid) loved the food.

Thank Luis-Daniel A
Washington, DC
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780 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We remain big fans of Tortilla Cafe. It's a great place to eat while browsing the Eastern Market farmer and flea markets. This is a small family owned and run restaurant that offers good food and that aims to please. If you ask for something different, they will provide it if they can. The food is Salvadoran and Tex-Mex, but... More 

Thank jxx9595
Antioch, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Saw on triple d awesomeness pupusas quesadilla horchata and a homemade tamale everything was awesome

Thank Helen A
Buffalo, New York
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I totally love this little Mom and Pop Salvadorian cafe'. Super nice lady taking orders. Very helpful and great smile!! We had chicken burrito which was packed with flavor and super delicious!!! The pupusas were just like I had in Belize, where I fell in love with them!! While there I noticed signs that Diners, Drive inns and dives were... More 

Thank Leslie B
Ames, Iowa
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Reviews on this place were good but I was still very pleasantly surprised. My daughter had tamales and I had the Texas burrito. I was a little disappointed in the steak, more like pot roast but the plantains more than made up for it.

Thank groggia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Catalina and her crew will always take take of your El Salvadoran cuisine cravings. Some of my favorites... fried plantains & refried beans veggie taco salad seafood tacos Spinach empanada Corn tamale

Thank Orishaslove
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I'm from California so I know good Latin food. The food here is good for the most part but it stops there. When we walked in, the lady behind the counter acted like we were terribly inconveniencing her. Strike One. My wife ordered tacos al carbon and I ordered a chicken burrito platter with a salad. My dressing came in... More 

Thank mstimc
Laurel, Maryland
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Saw this place on triple D. Went there to check it out. Was not disappointed! Location is great. Can people watch at the outdoor tables. Food was piping hot!! Papusa was delicious! Ordered fajitas and the beef and the chicken were delicious. also ordered flautas...lovely. Really love the many options you can have with each platter. Even with a fajita... More 

Thank Joy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-5700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?