Young and Hungry

Chupacabra Becomes Latest Taco Truck to Open Restaurant

Another food truck has gone wheel-less. Chupacabra, which operates two taco trucks, has opened a "Latin kitchen" and taqueria at 822 H Street NE.

On the menu at the fast casual spot, you'll find arepas and seven varieties of tacos, including panko-crusted tilapia, shredded beef braised in Argentine Malbec, and squash and eggplant with chipotle black beans. (You can turn any of the tacos into a salad or a bowl.) Also look out for chef's specials like a Cuban sandwich and a beef soup with rice and veggies, garnished with lime and mint. Many of the items are gluten-free and vegan. See the full menu below. No liquor license yet, but stay tuned.

Chupacabra joins the growing number of food trucks to open a brick and mortar eateries. Check out a full list below. Interestingly, more than half of them sell tacos.

El Floridano —> Mothership, 2301 Georgia Ave. NW

Far East Taco Grille —> Far East Taco Grille, 409 15th St. NE (coming soon)

Pleasant Pops —> Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe, 1781 Florida Ave. NW

PORC —> Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3410 11th St. NW

Takorean —> Takorean at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE

Curbside Cupcakes —> Curbside Cupcakes at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE

Tacos El Chilango —> Tacos El Chilango, 1119 V St. NW

District Taco —> District Taco, 5723 Lee Highway, Arlington; 1309 F St. NW; 656 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Seoul Food —> Seoul Food, 11310 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, Md.(coming soon)

SOL Mexican Grill —> SOL Mexican Grill, 1251 H St. NE

Photo via Chupacabra

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