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Ay, Caramba! District Taco Cart Flips in Rosslyn

by ARLnow.com June 23, 2011 at 10:18 am 8,132 18 Comments

Fans of the District Taco cart won’t be able to get their lunchtime burrito fix today.

The cart flipped over this morning on the ramp from Lee Highway to I-66/Roosevelt Bridge in Rosslyn. On Twitter, District Taco blamed a broken tow hitch for the mishap.

“The life of a food trucker is not easy,” @districttaco lamented. “This is one of the problems that we have to face.”

No one was hurt in the incident. District Taco’s brick-and-mortar restaurant at 5723 Lee Highway is, of course, still open.

Photo via @districttaco

  • YoBimbo

    I chuckled a bit when I noticed that the first related post is about District Taco getting their ABC license. lol

  • SeanO


  • JamesE

    I wish their restaurant was closer so I could walk, or if that strip mall had more than 2 parking spaces.

  • SoCo Resident

    Feel for the poor guy cus not only lost income but repairs for the cart. These carts have to go very slowly. Hope his day improves.

  • CrystalMikey

    I know it’s not a funny situation, but the headline is. =)

  • Curious George

    Nuts. I so wanted tacos for lunch today. Hope you guys can get it fixed soon.

  • NomNom

    Is the tow truck in the picture trying to flip the cart back over? It looks like it is dragging it down the street.

    • Ryan

      This was right before he started to pull away with it. He flipped it back on the wheels, but actually almost tipped it over again after going about 10 feet in the middle of the intersection. It was a good show.

  • Hutch

    This caused a nasty traffic back-up on Lee Highway this morning – at about 8:30 traffic was stacked up several blocks past the Colony House

  • El Chingon Taco Eater

    WOW where the hell was I when this happen FREE TACOS on the street…when I drove by all the food on the street was gone. It must have been eaten by those so-called “homeless” people pan handling on the street corner and yes they all commute together to work errrrrr to beg on the street in a 1993 tan Buick !

    For those who doubt me they park next to the Turnberry Towers.

    • bob

      Homeless people, not car free people. There is a difference.

    • Daniel

      1993 Buick…so, they’re dirt poor at best?

  • Greg

    Totally destroyed my commute. The police blocked both lanes of the 66 on ramp. Glad only tacos were injured though.

    • Novanglus

      We got caught in the back up, too, but switched to an alternate route. As we turned off Lee Hwy, I said to my wife, “let’s blow this taco stand.”

      • CEW


  • Bumblebee Man

    “¡Ay, ay, ay, no es bueno!”

    • CW

      No picture = fail. Try again.

  • Runt

    NOOOOO not the toco truck!!!!


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