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Tortilla Cafe

$Latin, , Mexican
210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
+1 202-547-5700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pupusas” (50 reviews)
“plantains” (16 reviews)
“burrito” (19 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
Latin, Central American, Mexican, Salvadoran, Vegetarian Friendly
210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To begin, I love Tortilla Cafe. Going there makes me feel like a smart traveler, someone in the know, no longer a DC novice. Eating at Tortilla Cafe breaks one of my friend's smartest rules, "Fast, Good, and Cheap, pick two." The food arrives quickly...More

1  Thank bobU8601WK
Reviewed 2 January 2018

It was where we went to dinner our first night. Very good and the service was excellent too. The chips and salsa were great.

1  Thank kastbrown
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My mom and I took the metro to find this place based on Trip Advisor's suggestion. It definitely had a mom and pop feel to it and seemed to be a restaurant that the locals liked. We tried the Pupusa and Sweet corn tamales served...More

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

At one time I would have rated this restaurant, specializing in Mexican & El Salvadoran food, as one of the best and most affordable in DC, however this is no longer the case. Service is as great as ever, but the dishes are now kind...More

Thank groverbark
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Tried this charming little place based on reviews, and it did not disappoint. I️ tried the pupusas and they were delicious. This was a new food for me but I️ would recommend it to anyone. The meal come with 2 sides and I️ have plantains...More

Thank lotsofopinions
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Good authentic food at a fair price. Nothing fancy but got the job done after a long day of touring. The food was yummy.

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Happened by on Friday, did not have cash, so had to leave the Eastern Market to have lunch. Saw some folk with food at the outdoor tables, it looked great, so went in and ordered. Fantastic! Had fajita salad, beef soup, and chips and salsa....More

Thank rgstrip
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Good choice of Mexican and Salavadoran food. Good value for the area. Outside dining available too. Beef Empenada was good, as was the Papusa.

Thank zburger
Reviewed 14 September 2017

After a family week in D.C. we had one more day and heard the Tortilla Cafe was good. We enjoyed a large helping of very authentic food. We ordered 3 different dishes with a glass of amazing horchata and some passionfruit juice. Highly recommend the...More

Thank Angie P
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

In an already expensive city, it's great to find this unassuming eatery in Eastern market. When we entered there were a few in. When we left, quite a few more. We accidentally and fortunately beat the rush.

Thank Mark R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Latin, Central American, Mexican, Salvadoran, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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