3207 Grace Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Hours: M-W 11-8, Sat 10-8, Sun 11-6
When I first heard the idea of a vegetarian taco shop in Georgetown, my immediate reaction was one that any meat eating person would have: That doesn’t sound good.
I was wrong.
Chaia’s tacos are in fact very good. Using some interesting combinations of hearty vegetables, the tacos have a ton of flavor and you won’t be left feeling hungry afterwards. There aren’t a whole lot of options, but the three that I tried were all quite good (all with corn tortillas). I put them in order of my favorite here:
- Creamy Kale + Potato with pepperjack, poblano crema, green sauce + pickled onions
- Winter Squash with caramelized onion, ricotta salata, chipotle yogurt + mint
- Mushroom with feta, red sauce + cilantro
Do I still think tacos with meat are better? Yes. However, my view of what typically makes good taco filling has been significantly altered and I can honestly say that I’ll be going back.