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Impala Cantina y Taqueria

4.1
33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
  • Good for Groups (21)

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Impala Cantina y Taqueria is an authentic Mexican cantina restaurant in Washington, DC. The kitchen has elevated the classics of Mexican street food to give it a modern feel. The atmosphere at Impala Cantina y Taqueria is fun and casual, and a full bar serves up margaritas and other classic cocktails as well as wine and beer.

Start dinner at Impala Cantina y Taqueria with some antojitos such as flautas de pollo, ensalada Caesar, totopos y salsa and mole chicken wings. There are plenty of tacos to choose from as well, like carne asada and chorizo. Larger plates include Baja fish tacos and carne asada.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 733-3427
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room on the second floor that can accommodate up twelve guests.
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Private party contact
Ian Holt: (202) 733-3427
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th St. NE
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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4.1
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4.0
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL20002 (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on November 4, 2016

Impala has great tacos and enchiladas - we really enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be back.

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vipScott (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on October 15, 2016

The food was pretty good, Mole Chicken Enchiladas.

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viptpot (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2016

Impala is a great location for a dinner date, family or friend gathering or special occasion. The food is exceptional, light, and flavorful. They have a great taco menu that cannot be beaten on a value, taste, and price level. The drinks are strong, our waitress and bartender are super accommodating and gracious. It was the perfect combination for a birthday and a landing pad to start a mini pub crawl on H Street. After dinner, check out playing video games at the Arcade (e.g. Donkey Kong & Super Mario Brothers), head to Gallery O on H for music or a fire dancing show (when scheduled), go indoor miniature golfing at H Street Country Club, or go dancing at the Rock N Hotel. Typically no or low cover required, all are 1 block away, and this combination makes for a fun, affordable, eclectic, and memorable evening.

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vipAaron (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on September 2, 2016

Good food, just needs a little seasoning (like salt). Ambiance is great, especially on the patio. Service could use some work, but I'm not one to rush my margaritas (I'd just like more than one per hour).

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2016

Probably could use another server, the one server seemed a bit stretched. Food was tasty, drinks were tasty. Over all the experience was enjoyable, and the server worked diligently to help us, even though she was in the weeds.

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vipNadiaR (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on June 11, 2016

Loved this place! Great salsa and guacamole. I loved that they had Daiya cheese as a non-dairy option for the enchiladas. Their chips were also great.

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Foodiespot (Atlanta)
3.0
Dined on June 4, 2016

On this trip, my companion and I just had guacamole, salsa and chips, and drinks. The guac was great, the chips are "okay" (the kind that split apart - also not warm) and the salsa was "okay." Nothing special. My margarita was mediocre (may have been the house tequila). As far as past visits for dinner, the chicken verde enchiladas were very good along with the grilled corn. Overall, a decent spot!

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vipSukki10 (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on June 1, 2016

This was my third and last time at this resturant! There service was lacking! The bartender, part owner from what I hear is rude and makes the worst drinks. We had to flag him down for assistance and it was not that busy. He even said something offensive that I did not appreciate.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2016

Great service. Brittney was attentive and remembered us from a previous visit.

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GG12 (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2016

There are several tofu-based vegan options on the menu, including tacos and enchiladas.

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