DC is home of so many different food trucks and food spots that allow us to grab food from different styles. Tiki Taco takes on DC with a Hawaiian take on taco favorites!
Chef Ryan Fichter has opened his first restaurant, Tiki Taco, located at 2010 P St NW in Washington, DC. The restaurant features a menu that offers patrons the ability to sample island-flavors right in the heart of the city. Chef Fichter is using the recognizable taco to help people expand their culinary horizons and experience some new flavors inspired by far-off lands.
- Tacos – Kailua pork, pork belly, jerk chicken, crispy sesame tofu, Kalbi beef, or island fish.
- Poke – Ahi, salmon, served traditional, shoyu, spicy, tiki style, or vegetarian.
- Wings – Served with jerky blue, spiced pineapple, or hot.
- Entrees – Loco moco (hamburger patty, over easy egg, sticky rice, brown gravy), taco rice (spiced ground beef, cheddar and Jack cheeses, romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, cilantro lime crema, served atop a bed of sticky rice).
- Additional offerings – Tiki chips with salsa, salads, guacamole, children’s menu, Asian slaw, potato mac saladand dessert, including Hawaiian shaved ice or pineapple upside cake.
Chef Fichter is a Maryland native who has been leading some of the culinary trends in the DC area for over a decade. He served as the executive chef of both Thunder Burger & Bar, and Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge. He worked in numerous other restaurants as a chef prior to that, and spent time as the sous chef at The Royal Kona Resort in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. He also ran a catering business in Hawaii, which allowed him to explore and develop new dishes. Fichter first began cooking as a child, helping to prepare family dinners with his parents and watching culinary legends such as Julia Child, Graham Kerr, and Jeff Smith of The Frugal Gourmet. Chef Fichter has always dreamed of opening his own restaurant and with Tiki Taco his dream has become a reality.
The fast casual restaurant is something that the chef refers to as a stationary taco truck that offers more of an ambiance and a controlled environment. Tiki Taco is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 11 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 am. Those who stop by to check out Tiki Taco will fall in love with its Hawaiian-inspired roots and island-inspired dishes. To learn more about Tiki Taco, visit the site online at: http://www.tikitacodc.com.