Eat. Sip. Vibe.

Dubbed "The Adult Treehouse" by Washingtonian Magazine, our enclosed and heated tropical oasis transports guests out of the city to a place where "Good Vibes Only" are the words to live by.

Perfect for Every Occasion

A Rooftop Escape

El Techo, led by Hankins Hospitality, invites Washington, D.C. residents to enjoy its tropical, vacation-like ambiance on a heated 1,100-square-foot rooftop deck in the Shaw neighborhood. This versatile space can be enclosed or open-air, adapting to the weather. El Techo features handcrafted cocktails, Latin-inspired tapas, and entrees, all set against a backdrop of decorations sourced directly from Mexico.

When owner Louie Hankins opened El Techo above Rito Loco, his burrito truck-turned-restaurant at 606 Florida Avenue NW, he described the space as “Instagram gold.” Experience El Techo's blend of vibrant Latin flavors and relaxing vacation vibes in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Fresh Ingredients, Bold Flavors

Every bite is packed with the top-tier freshness and innovative flavors that make our menu unforgettable. Whether you're joining us for dinner or brunch, our selection of Latin food will delight your taste buds. Enjoy our delicious tacos, burritos, and nachos, or savor the taste of our freshly made guacamole and yucca. There's something for everyone, and every dish is crafted to perfection.


Discover Your New Favorite Drink

Every sip is a journey through top-tier freshness and innovative flavors. Our cocktail menu boasts a delightful selection of traditional and seasonal margaritas, frozen cocktails, and Latin-inspired drinks. Perfectly crafted and bursting with taste, our drinks are the perfect complement to any meal.

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Host Your EventS in Style

Planning your next private event in Washington DC? El Techo offers a unique location in the heart of DC's Shaw neighborhood. Our flexible event spaces are perfect for everything from corporate events and happy hours to birthday parties. Our dedicated team will cater to your needs, from customized catering to tailored floor plans. Visit El Techo for your next group event or private party!



Join us at El Techo for an unforgettable experience with our diverse programming. Dance to the beats curated by our resident DJs on weekends, indulge in bottomless brunch every Friday and Saturday, and enjoy irresistible Taco Tuesday specials. Don’t miss our weekday happy hours and vibrant Buena onda Latin nights every Thursday. There's always something happening at El Techo!

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