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Artisanal Taco Eatery ‘Taqueria Local’ Now Open Downtown

Taqueria Local washington dc downdown 2018 Alejandro Ventura Giovanni Orellana Antonis Karagounis

Putting an innovative spin on Mexican classics, Taqueria Local, arrives downtown with a fresh menu of tacos, tostadas, burritos, salads, sides and soups, as well as a handful of desserts.

In addition to its extensive food menu, Taqueria Local also serves a variety of Mexico’s iconic aguas frescas, bottled Mexican sodas, flavored margaritas, beer and wine.




Standouts on the unique menu include the incredibly flavorful “Choripapa” taco, made with spicy Mexican sausage; the “Remolacha” vegetarian taco; the seafood-stacked Tostadas Trio with ahi tuna ceviche, mango habanero shrimp and crabmeat avocado; towering nachos; Plus! All tacos can be turned into salad creations.

Antonis Karagounis and partner Arman Amirshahi, who has nearly 25 years of hospitality experience, have tapped their longtime chef, Giovanni Orellana to helm the new eatery, which mixes modern, fast-casual vibes with the appeal of a classically authentic Mexican restaurant.

Taqueria Local. 1627 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006. (202) 728-2900.

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