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210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300 (Capitol Hill)
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Ranked #59 of 2,699 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We like to follow Guy Fieri's suggestions when we travel so we had to try this place when we visited the Eastern Market. It was very crowded but we were able to order & find a table pretty quickly. Food was delivered quickly also. Tamale plate was was good, hubby liked the beans. I ordered the pupusas, very good. Perfect... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We got the idea to go here from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The appearance of the actual place would fall under the dive catagory. Getting a seat was tricky but doable. There was outside seating but it was a little too chilly for us. It is like a takeout type of Mexican restaurant with odd seating located near Eastern Market... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As an avid fan of "Diners, Drive-In's and Dives", I did a bit of research before visiting the USA. After a hot, exhausting walk around some of the fantastic sights around Washington D.C., we headed here for lunch. Tables were busy out front and there was a little queue, even though it was after the usual lunch rush. The staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Found the little Tortilla Cafe on a visit to Eastern Market. So glad I did! Really great tortillas, tacos and sandwiches, wonderful flavours and amazingly affordable prices. Hope I get to go back sometime.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Authentic food, served by friendly people. We loved everything we had. Sauces are tasty. Empanadas were tender and delicious.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Looked kind of "divey" on the outside. Clean and courteous inside. Food was well priced, portioned, and very good. If your in the area a good spot for lunch or take out.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My Wife and I were visiting DC on vacation & had actually saw this restaurant on Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives show on food network. Since we are fans of the show anyway we figured we would go to this place. It was OUTSTANDING! My Wife had the Papusas & I had the Tamales. They were without a doubt the... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I were at the eastern Market and took a chance on Tortilla Cafe based on the number of stars we saw in reviews. We're glad we did. We ordered the cheese quesadilla and the burrito meal. Pros: Food was excellent and filling Price was outsatnding Service was quick and professional Cons: Nothing to speak of.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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233 reviews 233 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Tortilla Cafe is across from The Eastern Market. It's a small, hole in the wall, type of restaurant. You order at the counter, get a number, and they bring your food. There is limited seating, but if you can get a table on the patio...it's great people watching. The food is really good. Their rice and beans were especially good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Tried tamales, pupusas and salmon tacos. The place is very simple and unpretentious but great taste and fresh products. Will try it back!

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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: Latin

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