Fish Taco: You probably won’t find too many couples at any of Fish Taco’s three locations, all located outside of the D.C. center. But it’s great for a casual meal, especially lunch, where you order at the register. This taqueria, inspired by cuisine from Baja California, Mexico, and the Southwestern states, lives up to its name with crispy beer-battered fish tacos and burritos, priced between $10 and $12. For a healthier option, order grilled or blackened fish, chicken, or even vegetarian. And look out for their specials, like a fish stew, to try something not usually listed. One note: this might not be the best option for a first date if you plan to bite into one of their Chipotle-sized burritos.
If you’re headed for the Cabin John location during the day, stop to check out the art galleries at Glen Echo Park.
Fish Taco has locations at at 7945 MacArthur Blvd in Cabin John, 7015 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Chevy Chase, and 10305 Old Georgetown Rd. in North Bethesda.