We wish that Carmelo’s could climb into our window with a ladder like Sam did in Clarissa Explains It All, but we’ll happily go to the source for some great tacos. The tortillas are thick and homemade, the carne asada has a delicious marinade, and the chorizo/potato/cactus filling is something we’re still thinking about days later. And if you like a cheesy burrito, Carmelo’s sears cheese briefly on the flat top grill before adding it to the mix. It’s perfect for a grab-and-go lunch.
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Gracia is a cute, but pricier Mexican spot you should hit up during happy hour. The $4 tacos are very much worth the early dinner.
Zocálo is an upscale Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that works for tacos and cocktails at the bar, but the entrees are a bit of a crap shoot.
Rocket Taco is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant in Capitol Hill with great margaritas but mediocre food.
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Tacos Chukis isn’t a secret anymore, but it’s still great. Hit the Cap Hill spot for fast, cheap Mexican food.
If you’re looking for excellent Mexican food in Georgetown, you cannot miss Chilolos Tacos.
Rancho Bravo Tacos
Rancho Bravo is a no-frills spot for Mexican food. If you want to eat on a patio, hit up the Capitol Hill location.
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