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District Taco Begins Contruction on D.C. Location

by ARLnow.com January 6, 2012 at 9:35 am 3,809 31 Comments

Arlington-based District Taco (5723 Lee Highway) has begun the build-out of its new downtown D.C. location.

The new District Taco restaurant will be located at 1309 F Street NW, near Metro Center. It will be District Taco’s second brick-and-mortar location, after its popular Arlington location on Lee Highway. Owner Osiris Hoil tells ARLnow.com that he hopes to be able to open the D.C. eatery at some point this spring.

Partly on account of the effort to complete the build-out, and partly on account of the cold weather, District Taco has garaged its popular, battle-scarred food cart — dubbed “El Torito” — for the next couple of months.

“El Torito should be back in the spring,” Hoil said.

  • charlie

    shouldn’t that be Lee Hwy Taco starts build out of DC Location?

    • James in EFC

      Why? Does Boston Market choose new names for all of their restaurants based on what street they are on?

      • charlie

        because.
        James, it twas a joke. settle down.

      • Clarendon Ave. Market

        Some of us do.

  • NrNy2ArlVa

    Can I have a “S” Alex…………Construction

    • Daniel

      Pat or Vanna would be more appropriate.

      • NrNy2ArlVa

        Ooops, wrong time.

  • Steamboat Willie

    Orale! I’m a fan of District Taco. Their owner is a good guy and the grilled chicken is perfectly cooked – tastes like steak.

    • DarkHeart

      Maybe it’s not really chicken…

  • JimPB

    Demonstrating that there is opportunity to do well in America with hard work and a good product — we were at the Lee Highway location last evening … good food, good price, good staff; and, in spite of limited parking and not the best location, deserveably busy with many carry-outs as well as folks eating there.

    • Southeast Jerome

      Agreed. I’ve seen lines out the door, very loyal customer base. And amazing Guac.

  • CW

    If they built a new cart it would be “con-trucktion”.

  • Tabs

    Not the healthiest looking customers.

  • JamesE

    I wish district taco was closer, the only taco place I am willing to drive to is Taco Bell (RIP Court House location)

    • Ballstonian

      Are you saying that you’re willing to drive to the TB on Lee Highway but not continue an additional mile on Lee to District Taco?

      • JamesE

        TB has a drive through, District Taco never has any parking.

        • DarkHeart

          The strip mall is clearly designed to make people ride bikes.

    • Southeast Jerome

      James man, I totally agree, its too far. You shouldnt go. You can keep 4th mealing it with grade D meat while I enjoy the one life I have by eating the freshest and best tasting tacos in Arlington.

      • JamesE

        Nachos Bell Grande and Baja Fresh Mountain Dew are my vices

        • Southeast Jerome

          Thats great. Please keep it that way. You will make it easier for me to get a parking spot and/or a table.

          • JamesE

            I’m going to go now just to anger you and double park

          • CW

            I’ve never been – does District Taco really get that busy?

          • JamesE

            every time I contemplate going as I drive by there is zero parking

          • CW

            I’ll have to give it my usual “hyped restaurant” treatment which is to wait until 8 PM and there won’t be a soul in there.

    • y8s

      You’re a bad person and you should feel bad.

      Also: don’t ever go to the southwest or (heaven forbid) Mexico. You would starve to death.

      • JamesE

        I would probably get decapitated by a drug cartel before I starved to death.

  • has anyone eaten at the asian place across the parking lot from DT? i always park in their lot and wonder what might have been…

    • Erin

      There have been like 5 or 6 restaurants in there in the same number of years, it’s unfortunate, like it’s a cursed location. I did like the Charley Horse though.. they had a good breakfast!

      • JamesE

        I miss the chuck horse

        • charlie

          i miss pizza hut.
          i miss village inn pizza

  • Your Mom

    My butthole can’t wait!!

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