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The 11 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Capitol Hill, Washington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Capitol Hill for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Capitol Hill. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Tortilla Cafe

Latin, $, Capitol HillLatin, $Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Washington's 4 favorite spots to find inexpensive Mexican eats

    Hoodline, 2020
  • TimeOut, 2016

    The 15 best Mexican restaurants in DC

    TimeOut, 2016

Paraíso Taqueria & Mezcaleria

Mexican, $$, Capitol HillMexican, $$Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

La Plaza

Mexican, $, Capitol HillMexican, $Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Burrito Brothers Of Capitol Hill

Mexican, $, Capitol HillMexican, $Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Mexican Restaurants In Washington DC

    Trip 101, 2019

La Lomita

Mexican, $$, Capitol HillMexican, $$Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Taco City DC

Mexican, $, Navy YardMexican, $Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in DC

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Are these trending Washington restaurants on your radar?

    Hoodline, 2019

Agua 301

Mexican, $$, Navy YardMexican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2016

    The 15 best Mexican restaurants in DC

    TimeOut, 2016
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants near Nationals Park

    USA Today

El Bebe Tacos + Tequila

Mexican, $$, Navy YardMexican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

SOL Mexican Grill

Mexican, $, Near NortheastMexican, $Washington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Chupacabra Latin Kitchen & Taqueria

Latin, $, Near NortheastLatin, $Washington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

H Street Country Club

Mexican, $$, Near NortheastMexican, $$Washington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best Mexican restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 518 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today, Hoodline and TimeOut, 16302 Washington restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The spots that made the cut have been featured in USA Today - Best Restaurants near Nationals Park, Hoodline - Are these trending Washington restaurants on your radar? and TimeOut - The 15 best Mexican restaurants in DC. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Paraíso Taqueria & Mezcaleria, Tortilla Cafe, and La Plaza are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Capitol Hill.

Paraíso Taqueria & Mezcaleria, Tortilla Cafe, and La Plaza are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in Capitol Hill.

Paraíso Taqueria & Mezcaleria, Tortilla Cafe, and La Plaza are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Capitol Hill.

There are 9 Mexican restaurants in Capitol Hill.

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Capitol Hill are Paraíso Taqueria & Mezcaleria, La Plaza, and Burrito Brothers Of Capitol Hill.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering how to best enjoy your bean, cheese, rice burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


  • ESB and beef burrito


    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your beef burrito, specifically ESB because it balances fatty flavours.

  • The perfect complement to cheese enchilada with beef


    When ordering cheese enchilada with beef, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • The best day for taco

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate October, October to celebrating National Tacos Day.

  • The world-record holder

    Molly Schuyler knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 pounds of prime rib, setting a world record in the process!

  • Since the 1900s

    The burrito was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good burrito in their lives...

Parking information

Parking in Capitol Hill can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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