It started with two friends and a taco stand.

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In 2009, Osiris Hoil and his neighbor, Marc Wallace, got together over some homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and decided to launch the District Taco food cart in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Over a decade later, District Taco is operating multiple restaurants across Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. We continue to provide the surrounding community with not just the best Yucatan-inspired food, but also with countless opportunities to grow and develop with the District Taco team.

District Taco’s unique cuisine is different from other popular Mexican chains. The flavor palate is based on family recipes from Yucatán, where co-founder Osiris Hoil was born and raised. We infuse dried chiles, citrus and our own secret spice blends.

Our meats are marinated, grilled and diced in our restaurants daily. Our salsas are made from fresh grilled tomatoes and chiles and blended to perfection for authentic Yucatán flavor.

Our ingredients are sourced fresh and our recipes support a healthy lifestyle. There are no trans fats in our food, and we offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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A Brief History

Our Values

"Órale" is a Mexican term that conveys approval or encouragement and loosely translates as "right on!" We adopted ORALE as an acronym to express our corporate values.

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Óriginal

We offer innovative menu items and allow each customer to design their own unique meal.

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Responsible

We are built on the foundation of determination, inspiration, and motivation. We hold ourselves to the highest customer service standards.

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Authentic

We create simple, fresh, and delicious Yucatán-inspired recipes.

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Local

We strive to become an active member of every community that we enter.

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Enthusiastic

We unite people through a shared love of food. We encourage everyone to pursue their own American Dream.

Experienced Management Team

Our executive management team has decades of hands-on restaurant operation and multi-unit franchise experience

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Osiris Hoil

Co-Founder, CEO
award-winning entrepreneur

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Marc Wallace

Co-Founder, Chairman
Entrepreneur, CEO of Radius Networks/Flybuy

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Sam Chamberlain

Board Member
COO of Five Guys

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Paul Robinson

Board Member
Financial Executive

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Chris Medhurst

COO
District Taco’s first GM

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Tina Gantz

VP of Franchise Development
Certified Franchise Executive

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