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Tortilla Cafe

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Capitol Hill
Latin
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210 7th St SE, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20003-4300
202-547-5700
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 64
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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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
Decent Neighborhood Salvadoran Cafe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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195 reviews 195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited Tortilla Cafe for lunch based on Guy Fieri's DDD stop. This shop is small but big on flavor, service, and value. It's in a cute little Capitol Hill neighborhood, an easy 5 minute walk to/from a Metro stop. Me and my husband had a cheese papusa platter and my son had beef nachos. Every bite was delicious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We've been several times and only had the Salvadoran so I can't comment much on the Mexican dishes. The pupusas, platanos, and assorted other sides are always fantastic though. The maracuya juice is great too!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This small Salvadorian restaurant, located just across the Eastern Market, is a good place to have tasty and cheap pupusas. We ordered a combo of pork and cheese pupusas with fried yucca and the Salvadorian breakfast that comes with scrambled eggs, 2 tortillas, refried beans and plantains. Everything was tasty. Next time I'll try the vigoron. Good value for money.

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Marshall, Michigan
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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We chose this off of DDD Flavortown and are glad we did!!! In every sense of the word this is a neighborhood dive (treasure)!!! Don't let the interior or paper plates fool you...this is great food at unbelievably low prices. We tried the cheese and pork pupusa...yummy! My son said the steak fajitas were the best he ever had!!! The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I recently ate here with my mom while visiting DC as a recommendation from a local. It is in a really cute area on Capitol Hill and had some nice outdoor seating. The restaurant itself looks like a hole in the wall, so if that is not your style, this restaurant is NOT for you. My mom and I shared... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found this restaurant via Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and decided to give it a shot while we were in the DC area doing a college tour. The portions were generous and food yummy- especially the Tex-Mex burrito. We also enjoyed the pupusas. Service was good- the woman at the counter was very helpful and made good suggestions as we... More 

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Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Food was OK - nothing special. For a Mexican place, they gave a lot of food. It wasn't seasoned the best, but was OK for lunch. Prices were average. Margarita's are good.

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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Food and service are excellent, a very good deal price wise. Had burritos and beef sandwich, served quickly. Recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I can't speak for the Mexican cuisine as we came in here for the Pupusas. We were thoroughly disappointed. As a Salvadoran family we have made and tasted all kinds of pupusas and know an authentic pupusa when we try one. These pupusas were not authentic at all. We had pork and cheese ones. The pork inside is non existent... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Latin
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?