La Puerta Verde
One of the newest restaurants on this list, La Puerta Verde, located in the booming Ivy City neighborhood, has already made quite a name for itself. Freshly made tortillas make for incredible tacos, but their appetizers and main course plates are all as enticing. The elote (street corn) is a favorite, as is the “Esquites con Camarones”—shrimp on grilled bread topped with corn and tequila butter. Meat lovers should get the “Carne Arrachera”—grilled beef skirt steak, chorizo, cactus paddle, tomatillo, spring onions, queso fresco, and jalapeño. Their bar is no joke either; try the “Mezgroni,” a creative take on the Negroni, made with mezcal instead.