Taqueria Del Barrio


Taqueria Del Barrio 

Photos by Jai Williams

Taqueria Del Barrio is the Mexican concept from the owners of DC Empanadas; Chef Anna Bran-Leis and Shawn Leis. Our menu features many authentic Mexican recipes as well as some modern takes on classic Latin American dishes. Everything is made daily, from scratch including our hand made corn tortillas. Our bar menu was crafted by Bar Manager Chris Martino and features a wide array of classic and signature cocktails including the Del Barrio made from Silencio Mezcal, Caramelized Pineapple and Habañero-Turmeric Syrup. Our wine list was curated by Wines By Raz with an emphasis on Latin and Spanish wines as well as a Champagne list hand-picked by Anna herself.

The decor, designed by Sucha Khamsuwan, evokes rural Taquerias by blending natural elements like wood, rope, concrete juxtaposed with modern flairs like Mexican tiles and hand painted murals by artist Matthew McMullen.



Delivery available with Caviar

Pick up orders









(202) 723-0200



821 Upshur Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011



T-Th 4p–10p
Friday 4p-11p

Sat 12p–11p
Su 12p–10p

Kitchen closes one hour before bar


In The News

Taqueria was out strong at the HRC Gala 2018 with, “All that Glitters is Gold,” and we’re not just talking about Chef Anna’s dress. Check out the mention in Eater DC.

Don’t you want to be our Pal….oma? EaterDC seems to think you should be.

A mathematical equation about our opening from Washington City Paper, “Petworth restaurant that takes reservations + $7 happy hour margaritas + $3 tacos + Champagne = Taqueria del Barrio [821 Upshur St. NW].”

Call (202) 723–0200
Reservations required for parties of 8 or more.


PRIVATE Events & Catering

Thank you for thinking of Taqueria Del Barrio to host your event.

Our mission is to create a warm, friendly atmosphere for you and your guests to share delicious food, handcrafted cocktails, Mexican beers and Spanish wines.

We have thoughtfully prepared several menu options that we hope will suit your special events. We are also available to sit down with you and help create a menu specific to your tastes.

For more information, please email




DATE OCTOBER  - 10/20!

Join us for yet another outrageous Drag Brunch, hosted by our resident diva, Kristina Kelly.  Don't miss out on this one, it's gonna be wild!  12pm . Call 202-723-0200 or email to reserve your table today!! 




Reservations may be made by: calling 202-723-0200 or emailing remember to include your phone number and reservation request. 

Reservations may be made up to 2 months in advance and are encouraged as we often sell out.

Bar seating can be reserved and is an equally great place to enjoy the show! There are 16 bar seats available and you’ll enjoy one of the better views of the dining room, plus all the queens walk by the bar. 

***Please have your credit card ready to confirm your brunch reservation - it will not be charged, but we require 24 hr. advance notice to decrease your guest count or cancel your party:

The credit card will only be charged in the event you fail to provide the required advance notice to decrease or cancel your party, and then it will be charged on the day of the event, $25 per guest (the price of the show, plus tax) who does not show.  Cancellations must be confirmed by emailing by the required date & time.

-Doors open promptly at 12 pm if your party isn’t complete and sat by 12:20 pm the reservation for guests not present will be canceled and the credit card will be charged accordingly.

-The queens will ask if anyone is celebrating a special occasion and interact with those who wish to engage.

-If you bring cake, the only outside food we permit, there will be a $2.50 plating fee per guest.

-Age is at your discretion, though we caution there may be extreme language, costumes, and suggestive behavior.

-The buffet varies from week to week and typically offers house-made salad, assorted bread, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles,  fruit, pastries and more.

-The cost of the buffet and entertainment is $25.00, that price does not include beverages, tax or gratuity. A 20% gratuity will be applied all checks.

Beverages may be purchased by the glass ($7), carafe($35) or bottomless mimosas($15.99)

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