What role did this D.C. Taco Joint play in the Federal Shutdown?

Most Mexican joints have the same MO: free chips and maybe a ladies night margarita special. This Washington D.C. taqueria, Tortilla Coast, however, has a much bigger claim to fame... It's where our elected officials decide how to run (or not run) the country.

As reported by the Washington Post, Tex-Mex restaurant Tortilla Coast was recently the site of the ultra-secret (though easily discovered) late night meeting of House Republicans including the long-talking Ted Cruz to discuss the government shutdown. Although the details are unknown, one thing is clear: nothing screams "serious meeting" like a chimichanga and some refried beans. No word yet if green eggs and ham were on the menu.

What role did this D.C. Taco Joint play in the Federal Shutdown?

The irony of discussing the shutdown of the U.S. Government at a Mexican restaurant is as delicious as fried ice cream. With immigration reform on the plate soon, will our border policies also be drafted at the table of a Tex-Mex style restaurant?

Few folks outside the District probably know of Tortilla Coast, but it may be the epicenter of political hangouts. In fact, political parties spent well over $200,000 in the 2011-2012 cycle at this little Tex-Mexican hole-in-the-wall.

What role did this D.C. Taco Joint play in the Federal Shutdown?


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