At Surfside Taco Stand each taco option is named after the part of the world it pays tribute to, like Phuket with teriyaki short ribs or Maui with grilled rockfish. An order comes with two tacos, and none surpass $10. The same holds true for the burritos and quesadillas, which makes your visit to the Mexican spot a worldly and delicious experience.
This taco stand sits around bars that stay open extra late, so it only makes sense there’s a place where you can score burritos, nachos, and tacos at any time. This pickup window draws especially long lines over the weekend, but the Dupont Circle location is open 24/7 for those mid-week cravings as well. If you’re really hungry, order the nacho box ($39) which comes with your choice of ground beef or chicken tinga on top of tortilla chips with frijoles, jack cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, queso, and jalapeños. If you’re turning in a bit earlier, the Tenleytown full-service restaurant is open daily until 1 am and the outpost at The Wharf is open until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays.