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The 13 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Dupont Circle, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Dupont Circle for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Dupont Circle. 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

Surfside Taco Stand

Mexican, $, Dupont CircleMexican, $Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Mexican Restaurants In Washington DC

    Trip 101, 2019

The Well Dressed Burrito

Mexican, $, Dupont CircleMexican, $Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

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    Trip 101, 2021

Mi Casa

Mexican, $$, Dupont CircleMexican, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Lauriol Plaza

Mexican, $$, Dupont CircleMexican, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Espita

Mexican, $$, Logan CircleMexican, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Mexican spots in Washington

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in DC

    Thrillist, 2022

Chaia

Mexican, $, GeorgetownMexican, $Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Mexican restaurants in Washington

    Hoodline, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2016

    The 10 best Georgetown restaurants

    TimeOut, 2016

Taqueria Xochi

Mexican, $$, ShawMexican, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in DC

    Thrillist, 2022

Pica Taco

Mexican, $, U Street CorridorMexican, $Washington, U Street Corridor
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The 14 best tacos in DC

    TimeOut, 2017

Maiz 64

Mexican, $$$, Logan CircleMexican, $$$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

El Tamarindo

Latin, $$, Adams MorganLatin, $$Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Mexican Restaurants In Washington DC

    Trip 101, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2016

    The 15 best Mexican restaurants in DC

    TimeOut, 2016

El Sol Restaurant & Tequileria

Mexican, $, Logan CircleMexican, $Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The 14 best tacos in DC

    TimeOut, 2017

MEXiCUE

Mexican, $$, Logan CircleMexican, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Are these trending Washington restaurants on your radar?

    Hoodline, 2020

El Rey

Mexican, $$, ShawMexican, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The 14 best tacos in DC

    TimeOut, 2017
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16302 restaurants, and 518 lists and articles from top sources like Trip 101, Thrillist and Hoodline. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Trip 101 - 10 Mexican Restaurants In Washington DC, Thrillist - The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in DC and Hoodline - Are these trending Washington restaurants on your radar?. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in Dupont Circle are Mi Casa, Lauriol Plaza, and Bandit Taco.

Mi Casa, Lauriol Plaza, and Bandit Taco are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in Dupont Circle.

Mi Casa, Lauriol Plaza, and Bandit Taco are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Dupont Circle.

Mi Casa, Lauriol Plaza, and Bandit Taco are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Dupont Circle.

Mi Casa, Lauriol Plaza, and Bandit Taco are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Dupont Circle.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale and bean, cheese, rice burrito


    If your food palns include Burrito, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Pale Ale, with its hits of hops, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • ESB with your beef burrito

    When considering what goes best with beef burrito, we recommend a glass of ESB, it truly complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • Take cheese enchilada with beef to the next level

    Experts often pair cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • Expensive taste

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • The best day for taco

    taco lovers in The United States indulge in taco come October to celebrate National Tacos Day.

  • A delicious pairing

    steak is frequently paired with tea, matching the fatty taste of steak with the tannin-rich taste of tannin-rich.

Parking tips

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Dupont Circle. 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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