Well Dressed Burrito: An Excellent DC Hole-in-the-Wall

One of the coolest things about traveling is finding the little hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The kind of place only locals know about. Unfortunately, we don’t have that many in Washington, DC. But if you’re looking for one, you may find what you’re looking for at the Well Dressed Burrito.

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What Makes Well Dressed Burrito Unique

Well Dressed Burrito is only open for about 12 and a half hours each week. Their hours are 11:45am to 2:15pm Monday through Friday. Compare that with a standard Chipotle, which is open about 77 hours a week or a Taco Bell that might be open 120 hours a week. If you want to eat here, you have to make sure you plan your trip around it.

Another reason why it’s sort of elusive is that if you stop someone on the street and ask where it is located they might tell you something like “somewhere in an alley”. Washington DC actually has a lot of alleys. However, visitors don’t notice them because almost no businesses have alley entrances.

Going to Well Dressed Burrito can feel like a surreal experience. You walk down a quiet downtown alley to try to find the door to get in. So, once you are inside, it does not look like much of a restaurant either. There is a counter and a few tiny tables. However, almost all of their business is takeout.

Most items on the menu are in the $5-$8 price range. A personal favorite of ours is the “El Gordo”. If you know Spanish you can probably guess this is a huge 1 pound burrito served over rice. The El Gordo is usually good for two meals. However, If you are traveling in a group, you might be able to split it between two people.

How To Get There

If you use Google Maps or Citymapper, it will get you close. Once you are on 19th Street NW, look for the big sign next to the office building. Then, you need to walk down the alley keeping an eye on the building to your right. There will be a rectangular sign above the door with the logo on it. Open the door, walk inside, and enjoy your lunch.

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