Riverdale Restaurants

La Fondita

4901 Decatur St.
Hyattsville, MD 20788
301-699-0785

Mexican
Tacos

 

$
$12.50
 

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Don Rockwell
 
This tiny taqueria with two locations offers big flavors with options like carne asada, lengua (tongue), and barbacoa. There's also a handful of other Mexican specialties that some say are better than the tacos.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (3/19/2014)
"… [T]he taqueria’s real draw is its home-style Mexican comforts: Its laminated menu maintains a tight focus on soups, quesadillas, tacos, tortas and simple meat plates. The proteins are all land-based, which distinguishes the operation from its seafood-heavy sister restaurant, La Sirenita, home of the shapely illustrated mermaid with the waterproof sombrero (ella es muy bonita!). La Fondita offers nothing as bold as La Sirenita’s signature bowl of seafood, spaghetti and vegetable soup, the Mexican equivalent of pho. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Tacos only, but apparently better than their full-service sister restaurants, La Sirenita."

Taqueria La Placita

5020 Edmonston Rd.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-277-4477

Mexican
Tacos

 

$
$12.50
 

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Don Rockwell
 
This Little Mexico taqueria may be our favorite in the area. A trip here really is like a trip to Mexico — seriously (Spanish isn't necessary, but a little helps). The more typical fillings are good here, particularly the al pastor, but the offal cuts are our favorite.
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Don Rockwell
 
40468 (2 Stars)
"The specialty of the house is the kind of meal that brings purists across state lines: tacos in nearly two dozen flavors and available as early as 5 a.m. daily to accommodate the laborers who flock here, says owner Javier Martinez." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"If your notion of a taco is the ground-beef-stuffed vehicle long associated with taco night, then you’re in for an awakening. These fillings are not for the faint of stomach. Pig cheeks and ears are just some of the more chewy and/or gelatinous possibilities. More trepid souls should stick to the pork leg and chorizo, neither of which will feel like a comedown on the authenticity scale, while also providing you with one of the juiciest, richest tacos you’ll find in the area. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Perhaps the best taqueria in Little Mexico, consider straying from the typical cuts of meat."
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).