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.











(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].”

Delivery Options


Please Use Grubhub For All Pickup Orders

Unfortunately, We Do Not Take Orders Over The Phone


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



For Details on Disney Drag Brunch in January and Online Ticketing Click Here

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 up to 2 months in advance!! Tickets may also be purchased on Eventbrite

The cost of an entree, one mimosa, and entertainment is $25.00, that price does not include additional beverages, tax or gratuity. A 20% gratuity will be applied all checks.

Special Considerations

***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. You will only be charged if 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.