Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Florida’s iconic taqueria with a vibrant, high-energy nightlife scene is taking its celebrated concept to Washington, D.C., as the brand announces the opening of its first Northeast outpost located at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, slated for Fall 2024 in the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The move is the latest development in a strategic national expansion that also includes a recently opened location in Chicago, with additional spaces planned to open in other markets, including Nashville, as well as a second Chicago location in River North. The 3,831-square-foot D.C. outpost will showcase Bodega’s signature taqueria and speakeasy concept that fans of the brand have flocked to since it opened its flagship location in Miami Beach in 2014.
Washington, D.C. is an ideal region to continue Bodega’s expansion from South Florida into the national market. Boasting an impressive roster of 24 Michelin-starred restaurants and a thriving residential population, the new D.C. location is surrounded by the likes of popular spots like Tatte Bakery & Café and the George Washington University bookstore, as well as nearby landmarks including the White House and the U.S. Department of State building. Situated in a prime location within the area, Bodega’s D.C. outpost will serve the historic neighborhood’s residential and fast-paced government scene and provide the unique Bodega nightlife experience to local university students.
ABOUT BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA
Founded in South Beach in 2014 by Keith Menin and Jared Galbut, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is South Florida’s iconic brand offering a unique fast-casual Mexican street food concept along with a high-energy, cocktail-driven nightlife scene. By day, the taqueria’s extensive menu showcases authentic Mexican favorites along with unconventional interpretations served from the brand’s signature airstream trailer-turned-taco-truck; by night, the speakeasy-style lounge serves up an innovative cocktail menu, as well as live music by local bands and DJs. The multifaceted brand also features an intimate mezcaleria in select properties, where guests can enjoy premium and rare tequilas and mezcals. Since its inception, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has been nationally recognized as one of the hottest culinary and nightlife destinations. Known to be the first to introduce fast-casual Mexican fare to South Beach, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has garnered accolades from the restaurant and entertainment industries’ most esteemed publications such as Forbes, Parade, Restaurant Business, Thrillist, and HuffPost calling it one of the “hottest Mexican restaurants in America.”
In 2023, the brand announced national expansion plans with three out-of-state leases signed in Chicago (the first opened in the West Loop neighborhood in May 2023); multiple locations in Washington D.C.; and a Nashville, Tennessee location set to open in 2024. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila currently has five South Florida locations, including a ‘taqueria-only’ concept in Aventura (2021); and four ‘taqueria y tequila’ concepts in South Beach (2014), Fort Lauderdale (2020), West Palm Beach (2022), and Coconut Grove (2022). Showing no signs of slowing down, Bodega is on course to double its footprint in the next two years bringing it to a total of 15 units with three additional South Florida locations, including Coral Gables (Fall 2023), Downtown Miami at Natiivo Miami (Winter 2023) and Miami’s Wynwood arts district neighborhood (2024). For more information, please visit https://www.bodegataqueria.com/