Did you know a new California Tortilla opened up in DC?

Hey Cuties,

A new California Tortilla has settled into Washington, DC and I had to have my face in the place.  They are a fast-casual Mexican-inspired type of restaurant.  They have something that caters to all dietary needs; burritos, bowls, street tacos, quesadillas and salads.

This post is sponsored by California Tortilla, I received a complimentary meal.

California Tortilla Washington DC

California Tortilla: 1809 E Street NW, Washington, DC in the General Service Administration (GSA) Building

This location is inside of GSA building and one block from George Washington University campus. California Tortilla has partnered with the University and they are an official GWorld Merchant.  This means students can use their student ID card for payment. So smart!!!!

They are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.

California Tortilla Washington DC

Options, you always need options.

You can go for healthier taste or you can get down and dirty with the others. Carb load if you will.  California Tortilla serves fresh, made-to-order dishes all grounded in traditional Mexican cuisine and combined with imaginative flavor combinations from around the world, such as Korean BBQ Burrito, signature blackened fish tacos, and the California Sunset Bowl.

California Tortilla Washington DC

Dining experience

This was the first time I’ve gone out to eat all by myself, it was a good first step. It isn’t exactly Metro friendly; you have your walk cut out for you from McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange line. Wear your flats and you will be fine.

California Tortilla Washington DC

Levels to this Wall of Flame

This wall of Flame is a California Tortilla theme for sure.

If you like spice then this is your spot. You have options on top of options on top of options.

California Tortilla Washington DC wall of flame

Wall of Flame, over 75 Hot Sauces

Each restaurant features a Wall-of-Flame with over 70 distinct hot sauces ranging from mild to setting your soul on fire. The great thing is it allows guests to customize the spiciness of their meal.  There are levels to their sauce game, some of the names are incredibly hilarious; even if you don’t like spice just laugh at the labels.

California Tortilla Washington DC

California Tortilla: Classic Burrito

I put it work with this Classic Burrito: Rice, black beans, lettuce, Jack cheese, salsa and sour cream with your choice of grilled mesquite chicken, steak, pork carnitas, taco beef, fish or farm-fresh veggies.


Burrito, Soda, Chips & Guac

I couldn’t just have a burrito, so I had fresh guacamole, chips and a root beer soda with a shot of vanilla. Not pictured is a delicious cookie that I also shoved in my face.

California Tortilla is all about quality and fresh ingredients and I appreciate that.  The restaurant doesn’t have freezers.  They make everything in small batches throughout the day. The guacamole, sauces and dressings are all made in-house.  I’m talking Hass avocados, Roma tomatoes, all-white meat chicken breast and grass-fed beef.

With the holiday in full swing some like to go for a non-traditional route; California Tortilla caters.

Did you know a new California Tortilla opened up in DC?


Have you been to California Tortilla? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Carissa

    I hope we get one of these in Cleveland, I love restaurants like this! My husband and I would love it! Perfect for a quick lunch date or dinner date if this is something we had a taste for!

  2. Stacie

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good. especially that Guac. We don’t have this restaurant here but I sure wish we did!

  3. Shana

    Yummy! Those wrap good so good. They need to come to Atlanta!

  4. Tretre Mac

    Ok, so I’m going to be honest… It’s 9:34 pm, I’ve already eaten dinner and now I want a tortilla and some guacamole… Shameful, but true. It looks so good.

  5. Ty

    That looks so good!!! Man, I could go for that right now!!

  6. Kim

    Ahh I have no clue what this place is, but I am sad that I don’t because the food looks amazing! I love Mexican food, especially a well-prepared guacamole.

  7. Paula Schuck

    That is so great! We had California Tortilla once on a trip, and it was so good. I’m glad they’re expanding.

  8. Shirley Wood

    My goodness that food looks fabulous! I’m making a note of this so we can visit. The portions look huge. Love that Wall of Flame!

  9. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    yum yum yum. this looks so good. the portions are massive. i would totally love going there on a late night with friends to big out. lol

  10. Dina Demarest

    That looks delicious! I love places like that. I’d enjoy that restaurant for sure.

  11. lisa

    Ok, that looks amazing. I would LOVE to have a California Tortilla near me. Although that may also be a bad idea!

  12. Sarah Bailey

    Oh yum now this looks like the most delicious place to head for a bite to eat.x

  13. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This place looks incredible. I love this kind of food. I would totally eat here every day if I lived in this area. Delicious!

  14. Tanya Barnett

    This does not look like the one near me. I see we need to take a trip into DC to check this one out. YUM!

  15. Lisa Favre

    I love a good Tex-Mex meal! The guacamole looks so great … nice and chunky and just the right shade of green! It’s hard to get a good guac going on but this serving seems delicious.

  16. Dee

    I have never heard of California Tortilla, there are not any in my area. It look like a really cool place and it reminds me of a Moe’s Grill.

  17. Pam

    California Tortilla looks like an awesome place to eat! I could go for some of that guacamole right now.

  18. CJ from Thirty30Courtney

    Mimi, you are my kind of girl! First, the hot sauces, but then you did the root beer WITH vanilla? I almost had to put my laptop to the side and make a run to the 711 lol. If I’m ever in the area again (which I will be) and I come across them, I’ll know to give them a try! I’d love to see some of those labels.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl Rootbeer with Vanilla is my thing. I love that the soda machines come with options. Oh you will have a good time, set up a little taste test.

  19. Kimberly

    Holy burrito! I’ve never been to one of these before but I definitely will be looking to find one near my area. I love a good burrito.

  20. Ashlee

    That looks amazing!!! I love Mexican food and everything looks So Fresh! **googling to see if there is one in Georgia**

  21. Chubskulit Rose

    That place looks likesomething I would enjoy visiting with friends. Even mykids love tortillas but we don’t have that here.

  22. Michelle Malone

    OMG, 75 flavors? Nice post! I’ve never seen this chain in my area. Its competition is in my neighborhood. The next time I’m near the university, I’ll have to check it out.

  23. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    Man, that looks so GOOD! Especially that guac!

  24. Christina Aliperti

    I could eat here everyday! They have so many great choices and I would have to try everything at least once lol.

  25. Emma Spellman

    I wish this was there when I lived there. I moved away in 2003! I will have to try it next time I visit my family because it looks amazing!

  26. Garf

    These are making me hungry right now. It has been a while since I had a meal like this.

  27. Joyce Brewer

    That burrito looks delicious. Although I’m not in the DC area right now, I’m visiting over the Christmas holiday.

  28. Dana

    That wall of flame is very impressive! I would love for a California Tortilla to open in Florida.

  29. Chrishelle

    I have never been to a California Tortilla. It looks like it has some delicious and fresh choices. I love fresh Mex. Yum!!!!!

  30. Keisha

    There was one when I lived in Qatar it was so good I miss that!

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