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Tacos, Tacos, Tacos – The Capitol Riverfront Ranking

We dare you to try and come up with a better food/drink combo than tacos & tequila. The mix of flavors, the accompanying guacamole, the fact you can eat them with your hands – everything leads to a euphoric dining moment. If you want to see someone’s true colors come out, ask them their favorite place to grab tacos. They’ll get defensive, protective, and potentially a tear in their eye as they describe the spot where they spend every Taco Tuesday. Lucky for us, Capitol Riverfront is booming with plenty of dining options featuring tasty tacos so you can try all of them and defend your pick. Until then, here’s our ranking of the best tacos in town.

#4 Taco City DC

This place is perfect for when you have an intense taco craving, it isn’t yet Tuesday, and you need tacos de pescado in your vicinity ASAP. The homemade corn tortillas are delightful and the options are seemingly endless. If you’re feeling adventurous, dabble with the Lengua taco. It’s an intriguing mix of radish, cilantro, onion, salsa roja, and beef tongue. Don’t knock it til’ ya try it.

Photo via IG @tacocitydc


#3 Agua 301

If you’re the type of person who sits at their desk day dreaming of being in Mexico, sipping on margaritas while looking out at the ocean, we hear you. While we can’t give you a vacay to Tulum, we do know a place where you can get served tacos and tequila while looking out to the water. And when we say water we mean the Anacostia river. Agua 301 is gorgeously designed and has incredibly tasty food. This place is great for a date night or when you want to order 3-7 decadent tacos to go and eat them all on your couch while binge watching Blue Planet, thinking about how you’re going to get to a Tulum beach.

Photo via IG @food_samaritan


#2 El Bebe

Honestly, you’ll probably want to go here just so you can say ‘El Bebe’ multiple times (** cue, “I studied abroad in Spain for a semester” comment**). This new Navy Yard restaurant is, dare we say, extremely cute and fun. The interior is stunning and features a cheeky neon sign with the words ‘Tequila, yes. You, maybe.’ El Bebe also has great vegetarian options like mushroom or cauliflower tacos.

Photo via IG @elbebetacos


# 1 Mission – Navy Yard

In terms of convenience, you really can’t beat walking downstairs to get to your tacos. Our ground floor neighborhood has an Instagram-worthy atmosphere, a house margarita (comes in pitchers for happy hours with friends) and has some darn good tacos. Our pick? The Buffalo Shrimp tacos – they’re subtly sweet and have a funky kick of blue cheese that pairs beautifully with a spicy margarita.


Our modern apartments in Capitol Riverfront are surrounded by some of DC’s best dining, bars, and entertainment options. It’s all up to you to explore. For more information on our Navy Yard apartments, contact us today!

Penthouse Living #OnVan

At 1221 Van, our penthouse units provide the ideal Navy Yard home combining the best of both worlds: unbeatable views of Nats Park and ultimate luxury.


Host the perfect Taco Tuesday complete with chorizo tacos prepared on your stainless-steel kitchen island and the freshest ingredients from the nearby Whole Foods. (*Pro Tip* wash your hands after cutting jalapeños to avoid waking up at 2am feeling like you’ve dipped your hand in lava, just trust us.)

The penthouse balcony faces Nationals Park and stretches out around the entire unit for an amazing fan experience. You will feel like you are part of the Nationals faithful comfortably cheering just outside your living room.

The split-level layout of the penthouse allows for extra space and ultimate privacy. The bottom floor serves as an entertaining and dining hot spot while the top floor is arranged for perfectly tranquil relaxation.

Waking up each morning is that much easier when you are greeted by the amazing view of the ballpark. Bedrooms come equipped with walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in all the beautiful sunlight DC has to offer.

Our resort-style master bathroom will give you all the vacation feels. Sleek and modern yet comfortably warm, the bathroom features a double vanity sink and walk-in glass door shower. Starting and ending your day with a luxurious feel is how we like to live #OnVan.

For more information on our modern Navy Yard apartments, contact us today!

Welcome to Life #OnVan

Lounge in a spacious living room in our luxury Ballpark District apartments

1221 Van is officially open and we’re excited to share with you some of our favorite details about living #OnVan! From our exciting rooftop amenities to our spacious pet-friendly residences, there’s no shortage of special features you get to indulge in.

So…you’re wondering what’s it like to live #OnVan? Being a resident at 1221 Van means elevated living in a property that gives you ultimate access to everything. With a prime location in the Capitol Riverfront, you’re just a hop and a skip from grocery stores, Michelin-starred restaurants, and a Metro ride away from all of the best D.C. happenings. Head up to the penthouse floor and take a look for yourself! The rooftop at 1221 Van offers 360-degree views of the city and a direct view into Nationals Park, so you’ll never miss a pitch; you can even catch the latest Nats game from the comfort of our very own infinity pool.

Each residence at 1221 Van is designed for stately living, with interior designs headed by the renown design firm, Cecconi Simone. We feature studio, 1, and 2-bedroom residences which allow you to find the space you need in the environment you choose. We make sure to offer spaces that make for easy-living with features ranging from a washer and dryer in every unit to open kitchens designed to give you ample space for entertaining. The minute you step into our residences, you’ll be inspired to make it your own.

When you choose to live at 1221 Van, you’re choosing a building that truly feels like home. Head on down to the gym and find a state-of-the-art K!CK Fitness center equipped with everything you need for an energizing workout. Looking to socialize with your neighbors? Take your pick between multiple indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a wet bar and lounge with games and a screening area.

We can go on for days about life at 1221 Van but we want you to see for yourself. Visit us to make your home base 1221 Van, where everything is On Point, On Deck and #OnVan.