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Tortilla Cafe

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Capitol Hill
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American
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210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
202-547-5700
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
EXCELLENT LIL SPOT

Stopped for lunch after some tourist stuff. Very friendly greeting followed by fast food prep and excellent food. Portions were adequately matched to price. Business stayed steady throughout indicating populatity and fresh food. I would totally go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Macomb, Michigan
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Macomb, Michigan
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stopped for lunch after some tourist stuff. Very friendly greeting followed by fast food prep and excellent food. Portions were adequately matched to price. Business stayed steady throughout indicating populatity and fresh food. I would totally go again.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Awesome food, relaxed environment, your quintessential hole-in-the-wall underestimated restaurant. I could eat there everyday.

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited on July 6th since it had been featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Apparently it was mostly the latter as there was a sign on the door from the DC Department of Health saying restaurant was closed

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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This place is between Salvadorean and Honduran food. It's nice and small quick and great! Try their pupusas and carne asada. Good Latin food behind the hill! Go for it!

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had been looking forward to trying this place so after visiting Eastern Market we did! We were not disappointed. You order at the counter and then they bring your food out. VERY crowded on the weekend, so you may have to wait on a table. The food was fresh and very tasty. I got the empanada, a corn tamale... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Saw this on DDD and wanted to try it. We were at the Eastern Market on a Saturday and stopped in here for lunch. Very small & extremely busy. We were lucky to get a table. Service was fast & friendly. You order at the counter & they give you a number and bring the food to you. Tamales were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was actually very good. Hole in the wall, for sure. Good lunch place. No need to dress up to eat here.

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Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I love this place! The sandwiches, papusas, tamales and sides all are delicious. Drink the house made horchata and you will keep coming back. You have to love any good restaurant in DC where you can have lunch for under $10.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I saw this place on DDD and wanted to try it out. I never had Salvadorian food before and was very excited to try it out. We ordered a bunch of things so we can try them: pupusas, empanada, yucca y chicharrones, Cuban sandwich. Chicharrones is not what it is supposed to be. It tasted fine, but it is not... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I stopped by here for a quick late lunch after site seeing and just prior to heading to the airport. It was our last meal in DC before flying back home. Like many I'd heard about this place on DDD and was curious to try it out. The manager was extremely friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. Since it... More 

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Additional Information about Tortilla Cafe

Address: 210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
Phone Number: 202-547-5700
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 202-547-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?