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

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Chupcabra Reopens Thursday 3/13


Chupacabra (behind 822 H Street) returns Thursday March 13th with a new covered patio. I'm assuming (but haven't yet heard back from them) that they will have patio heaters going. Be sure to visit soon to try out the arepas, tacos, soups, salads, and assorted appetizers on the rotating menu. They are dietary restriction friendly. They do dine-in, carry-out, delivery, & catering. Call them at 202-505-GOAT.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The covered patio has a few heaters on them. Chupacabra now has frozen margaritas and sangria to enjoy with your food on the patio.

Mar 6, 2014, 8:12:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can. Not. Wait.

Mar 6, 2014, 8:32:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lower the taco prices and then we'll talk. I can't drop $15 on dinner from a glorified taco stand.

Mar 6, 2014, 9:31:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same at anon 9:31; I love the tacos, but by the time I've bought enough to have a satisfying meal with a drink I'm bumping up on $20. Maybe offer some table chips & salsa or sauce?

Mar 6, 2014, 9:47:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the quality/quantity they serve plus their updated prices and new combo meals it is a better deal. cheap tacos are in mexico or at taco bell. I am excited for them to re-open and some margaritas.

Mar 6, 2014, 9:55:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we had them cater an event for us and it was great, rock on Chupacabra

Mar 6, 2014, 10:03:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty excited to try this place. Love Jarritos. 12.50 for 2 tacos, guac & chips and a PBR seems pretty reasonable to me. This isn't Taco Bell.

Mar 6, 2014, 10:04:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:04 I'm completely disagree. Compared to the value for money you get at a place like &pizza, taylor, or Chinitos, this is ridiculous. It seems like they are taking $3 worth of food and charging almost $13. I understand they have overheads to deal with but each time I have eaten there I leave feeling like a sucker.

Mar 6, 2014, 10:58:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@10:58 You must like it if you have been there multiple times. It is not fair to compare pizza (which is mostly dough), subs (which is mostly bread) and burritos (which is mostly filler beans/rice/lettuce). All these places are good. It is great we have so many places to choose from in our neighborhood. To each their own. Golden Coral and Cici's are even cheaper for more food but I do not want one in our neighborhood. Chupacabra is a good local spot, run by locals, with good food at a decent price.

Mar 6, 2014, 11:53:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@11:53- Like you, I prefer supporting local spots. I usually don't judge places on one visit.

After a few disappointing trips, though, I have an opinion: Chupacabra could be a decent option if they were either especially good or especially filling, but at current prices they are neither. Another mediocre establishment charging premium prices, which happens a lot in DC.

Mar 6, 2014, 12:22:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can they pelllease have Scorpian Bowls! (and live music too, that would rule)

Mar 6, 2014, 2:56:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did their tortillas get any better? They used to break un half immediately and they didnt taste good either. That being said, getting their bowls was always a decent alternative and less of a rip off

Mar 6, 2014, 3:05:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it interesting that every post knocking down a local establishments is from anonymous people. I wish FT would require people to login.

Mar 6, 2014, 3:18:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree the bowls and combo meals are a good value. the flour tortilla is good using one, if you get corn you should ask for two because the meat is so juicy. the tostada is fried and you do not have this problem

Mar 6, 2014, 3:21:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait or them to reopen. I love their ham and cheese arepa. I miss their chip and guacamole as well.

Mar 7, 2014, 2:49:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

too expensive. @318pm. nobody is "knocking down" the business; by most standards it is comparatively expensive

Mar 7, 2014, 11:32:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's too expensive or you like other places better, then go eat at them instead. There is a simple solution to your complaints. Keep moving as you walk by. I'd prefer not to have you complaining at the table next to me. Good grief

Mar 7, 2014, 11:58:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@1158 -- good thing for us nobody gives a shit about your preferences

Mar 7, 2014, 12:01:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

El Chucho in Co. Heights has better tacos at cheaper prices.

Mar 10, 2014, 12:14:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a street vendor in Tijuana that is cheaper also, not sure the quality of his meats though.

Mar 17, 2014, 4:20:00 PM


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