As many of you know, the food truck phenomenon has made it’s way into the area. Goodbye to the days of just getting a hot dog combo with a soda and chips and say hello to an around the world tour of delicious hand held bites.
One of my favorite places is District Taco,www.districttaco.com. They started as a food cart in Rosslyn and only within a year, opened up a full service restaurant on Lee Highway in Arlington! The meal is simple, but undeniably tasty. You can taste the freshness of the pico de gallo and the authentic flair of the carnitas. And for the price, you definitely get a great bang for the buck! Every time I’ve gone, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the place is packed. It’s almost developed a cult following.
I went this morning for breakfast and got two of their basic breakfast tacos (eggs, cheese and potatoes) and added chorizo and bacon, yummy. They have a really cool salsa bar set up in the restaurant with chopped onions, jalapenos, pico, spicy and mild salsa. If you love spicy, the trick is to ask for their habanero sauce at the counter, but definitely use it sparingly, a little goes a long way with this sauce. And as a cherry on top of the sundae, I can actually have a soda here! They carry the brand that’s made with real cane sugar, none of that high fructose corn syrup stuff. And one thing I noticed this morning, they are totally environmentally friendly! They promote recycling and even use biodegradable to-go plates.
One of my other favorite items are their burrito desnudo–a burrito bowl with your choice of meat, beans, rice, cheese and your choice of toppings. The portions are super generous, so there’s no fear of going hungry a few hours later. And you must try the chips and salsa, I don’t know how they do it, but the chips are super fresh and crisp and the salsa (with a little habanero sauce added in) is mouth watering delicious! I’ve heard that they make a great quesadillas, so that’s on my list of gotta try. So if you’re looking for a delicious meal on a budget, definitely give District Taco a try!
As a side note, a few weeks ago they held a taco eating contest. The object was to eat as many tacos as possible within the allotted 15 minute period in the following order and repeat once completed:
- Breakfast taco (egg, cheese, chorizo)
- Pollo asado (chicken, cheese, pico de gallo)
- Carnitas (pork, cheese, pico de gallo)
- Carne asada (steak, cheese, pico de gallo)
The current champion ate 15 tacos in 15 minutes. I’m kinda aspiring to take on the challenge one day!