El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria

Serving authentic mexican cuisine × founded 2014

house-made tortillas × quesadillas × huaraches


Opened in 2014, El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria in Washington, DC serves authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by the heritage of chef Alfredo Solis and his sister, Jessica. Born and raised in Mexico City, the duo moved to DC where they cut their teeth working in some of the city's finest restaurants -- advancing from dishwasher to executive chef positions. With over a decade of culinary experience under their belts, they struck out on their own to open El Sol, which shares the culture and cuisine of their homeland. The menu is driven by the foods they grew up with, from street food staples like Huaraches (flatbreads stuffed with cactus, fresh cheeses and meats) to Tortas and Tacos. El Sol makes almost everything in-house and sources the very best products, whether it's daily fresh bread or weekly shipments of mole straight from the Solis' madre in Mexico. Since opening, it has been hailed by The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Zagat and more.

From lunch to dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch, El Sol is a vibrant taste of Mexico and a neighborhood spot for all. Visit El Sol's newly opened sister restaurant Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana on 14th Street!

"When the sun (el sol) shines, it shines for everyone!"

The Best Taqueria in Washington by a long shot”
— Tim Carman, Washington Post


Logan Circle 

Visit us on 11th Street NW between M and N Streets in Logan Circle. For take-out, please call us at 202.815.4789 [no delivery offered].



1227 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

PARKING/METRO: Street & metered  parking available. Short walk from Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro (Green/Yellow Line)




Sun-Thurs: 10am–1am
Fri-Sat: 10am–2am

El Sol Food Truck!

You can now get your El Sol favorites, from tacos to tortas, around town with our food truck! Check out our Twitter feed at @ElSolDC for updates on our whereabouts.