Taqueria del Barrio brings a unique take on a Thanksgiving Turducken (and Drag Brunch on Nov 18!)

A breakfast Churro French Toast available at brunch (photo: Jai Williams)

Taqueria del Barrio is keeping things exciting in Petworth with the next Drag Brunch set for Saturday, November 18th... and creating a unique Thanksgiving special to order ahead for the holiday.

Plus, the restaurant is now open for lunch on Saturdays, (excluding when a special drag brunch is held), opening at 12pm and staying open through dinner service with the full menu available.


Drag Brunch at Del Barrio (photo: Desiree Dik)

Drag Brunch – Saturday, November 18
Taqueria del Barrio hosts a special Drag Brunch Saturday, November 18, with resident queen Desiree Dik hosting and performances by queens Chicki Parm and La Bella Mafia. Reservations are encouraged with one seating at 10am and another at 1pm. Guests can order from a fixed $25 menu including the choice of either a brunch entrée or three of Taqueria del Barrio’s signature tacos, as well as a brunch cocktail. Reserve a table by calling 202-723-0200 or visiting their website


A turkey around pork loin around chorizo... (photo: Jai Williams)

A Unique "Turducken" Thanksgiving at Taqueria del Barrio
Spice up your Thanksgiving table this year, and let Taqueria del Barrio do some of the work for you in the process. Chef and owner Anna Bran-Leis is preparing a Mexican turkey roulade (her take on turducken), wrapping turkey around pork loin, wrapped around house-made chorizo, resulting in a savory, showstopper Thanksgiving entrée. The Mexican turkey roulade can be ordered in advance by phone at 202-723-0200. It is priced at $16 per pound (each pound feeds two people), and is offered alongside homemade cheese poblano tamales for $3.99 each. Orders can be placed now through Monday, November 20th, and all orders will be available for pickup from the restaurant from noon to close on Wednesday, November 22nd.

The restaurant is closed on November 23rd for the holiday, but you can enjoy the Mexican turkey roulade (aka Turducken) as a special entree at the restaurant on Friday, November 24th through Sunday, November 26th. The roulade will be $13.99 and comes with a cheese poblano tamale, as well as cranberry and orange salsa.

Taqueria del Barrio
821 Upshur St NW