Dukem is my favorite Ethiopian restaurant in DC. My friends and I always order lamb tibs (no. 1) and the vegetable combo plate (no. 32). The food is served on top of injera bread on a metal platter. Come prepared to eat with your hands! If you come on weekend nights, there is live music and dancing.
The storefront sign is tiny and it’s a bit dark inside, but Bar Pilar is not to be missed during your visit to DC. It’s a cozy, hole-in-the-wall, local secret—that’s why I love it. Come here to grab dinner and drinks with your buddies. I also like coming here on Sundays for brunch.
Located on 14th St, the Taqueria D.F. serves home-styled mexican cooking. My favorites are the beef tacos and horchata.