DC Empanadas owners Anna Bran and Shawn Leis have opened a Mexican spot called Taqueria del Barrio in Petworth. The menu features tacos, tortas, empanadas, and other traditional Mexican dishes. The beverage list includes margaritas, a variety of Mexican beers, and other cocktails from bartender Chris Martino. The space, designed by Sucha Khamsuwan, evokes rural Taquerias by blending natural elements with modern flairs, like Mexican tiles and hand painted murals. Taqueria del Barrio is open Sunday 11am-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-12am, and Friday-Saturday 4pm-1am.