Vampire Taco, Yard House

Finding street tacos in a restaurant sounds counterproductive as “restaurant quality” doesn’t always retain the soul of the streets. But the Vampire Taco at Yard House ($6.75 for a single taco) is in a league of its own. All names aside, it’s a beautiful homage to the streets with a twist. It features your traditional taco fixings: carnitas, bacon chorizo, chipotle, cumin crema, guacamole, roasted garlic and cilantro. But instead of wrapping it all in a simple corn or flour tortilla, the Vampire Taco takes a page out of Squeeze Burger’s book. The result is a deliciously greasy street taco wrapped in a grilled, crispy Jack and Parmesan cheese-crusted flour tortilla. It’s crunchy and it’s spicy, but it’s not as cheesy as you might think. 405 K Street, Suite 100,