Thanks to a tip from Route One Fun ladyfan, Annie Campbell, it looks like DC’s Taqueria Habanero will soon be opening a new location in College Park, Maryland! Appears that the Mexican restaurant will be located along the Route One Corridor in the Campus Village Shoppes (same area as where Pho D’Lite, Poh-Yo Rotisserie and College Park Liquors (It all clicked for you after I mentioned that last one, didn’t it? 😆))
|📷 by Black Radish Handmade|
According to Taqueria Habanero‘s website, owners Dionicio Montero and Mirna Alvarado worked for Chef Jose Andres soon after immigrating to the United States twenty years ago. Their DC location gets tons of good reviews, with folks applauding their “authentic Mexican” cuisine, including tortillas, huaraches, salsa and quesadillas made on the spot. The menu is full of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, chilaquiles and a section for vegetarians, including mushrooms tacos, cactus tacos and memelas!
|📷 by Taqueria Habanero – Tacos de Cuerito made with blue corn tortillas.|
Not having been to DC’s Taqueria Habanero before, I asked Annie for her thoughts on this Mexican restaurant, to which she noted: “If it’s the same place that’s on 14th in Columbia Heights, LOTS OF 👍👍👍👍.” Seeing as Annie is the local fiber artist and the creative force behind Black Radish Handmade, I’m gonna take her word for it!
🌮 Between Edmonston’s Taqueria La Placita, Riverdale’s Las Comadres and Taqueria El Mexicano in Hyattsville, we really do have great Mexican restaurants nearby – and soon we’ll have one more – Taqueria Habanero College Park!
As gratitude for this knowledge drop, go ahead and check out Annie’s Etsy shop here – beautiful handmade goods like vibrant cowl-neck scarves, vegan rainbow wraps, merino shawls and more!