A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Major Work on Chupacabra's Patio

Chupacabra (822 H Street) is upgrading their patio area. They recently installed a new cover, new tables, and a new railing. New lights & heaters are coming later this week. Look for new menu items to go with the revamped outdoor area. Thursday through Sunday 11am - 11pm.


Anonymous Sarah said...

I'd love if the new menu items included a few options that are bigger portions at lower prices! *Hint, hint, Chupacabra*

Dec 4, 2013, 3:39:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patio looks great, but I also find Chupacabra overpriced compared to other taco options in the neighborhood.

Dec 4, 2013, 3:57:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, looks great but I agree I'd rather not spend $15 to fill up on tacos. Their pricing edges well into rip-off territory for me.

Dec 4, 2013, 4:13:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

3$ for a single taco should be enough food for lunch, Taco Bar II for example. I can barely eat 2 of their tacos. At Chupa I need to eat at least 4 tacos.
Should really have $$$ on Yelp for +20$ dinners.

Dec 4, 2013, 4:15:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to El Churro in Columbia Heights. Better tacos, better prices.

Dec 4, 2013, 4:31:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the patio look. The food is great and the prices are decent for the DC area. No one around here has Tijuana priced tacos and I do not need Chipotle sized portions. Last week they had Ropa Vieja and tostadas on the special menu so I am guessing they were testing it out. They have a taco and beer deal so it would be nice if they made a larger deal such as a couple of tacos, chips, and a drink.

Dec 4, 2013, 6:09:00 PM

Blogger pat said...

if i got it they got a grant from the city for this.

Dec 4, 2013, 6:32:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The food is delicious. Had the turkey and ropa vieja tacos last week. It is pretty expensive though.

Dec 4, 2013, 8:03:00 PM

Anonymous annoyingmous said...

The people complaining about the portion sizes remind me again of why Americans are so freaking fat.

As for the prices, I don't know what "other taco options in the neighborhood" people have in mind -- does Good Danny's sell tacos? Chinitos is great, but it also is not cheap. I can't remember Sol's pricing, but it's *not* great.

Dec 5, 2013, 9:23:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tacorean in Union Market is comparatively cheap. Chinitos is also relatively cheap given what you get--you can get a burrito for under $10 that's the size of your head.

Dec 5, 2013, 9:37:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

All city grants are public information and they did not receive one. It is a small business investing in the neighborhood.

Dec 5, 2013, 9:56:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I was at Sol tacos were $2.50-3.00 each and every bit as good a Chupacabra.

Dec 5, 2013, 10:12:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

too expensive. great idea and love that they are in the neighborhood, but too expensive

Dec 5, 2013, 10:44:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really like their tacos because the tortillas break in half immediately, but I had a bowl that was pretty good and didn't seem a rip off

Dec 5, 2013, 2:19:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

they started to double wrap the corn tortillas which have helped. the menu they started yesterday has 2 tacos, chips and guac, and a drink (PBR, water or soda) deal on it for a good price. the taco prices were also reduced.

Dec 6, 2013, 9:50:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't want to pile on, as they are not bad, but I also find the portions too small. Three bites is what it took for each taco last time I was there. Not overweight, just a grown man...

Dec 6, 2013, 11:59:00 AM


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