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821 Upshur St NW

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compensation: Hourly + tips DOE
employment type: full-time

Taqueria del Barrio is the new restaurant concept by the owners of the DC Empanadas food truck. Our mission is to serve authentic Mexican food in a fun and friendly atmosphere while also being an active part in our local neighborhood. Our menu is a mix of authentic Mexican recipes as well as some modern takes on familiar dishes. Our bar menu is an artfully crafted list of signature drinks, classic cocktails, craft beers and wines. We are seeking friendly, experienced hospitality applicants that have a genuine passion for exceptional food and guest service.

What we expect from all our employees:
-Team players that treat every co-worker with respect
-A good, positive attitude. . .always!
-The desire to earn a good living from pleasing people
-Accountability and responsibility
-Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards
-On time, every time
-Open availability on weekends is a must

Bartenders: Bartenders must be able to multitask between making drinks for the restaurant while also serving their bar guests. Minimum 2 years experience required, friendly and confident with high volume, craft beers and cocktails plus wine knowledge. TIPS/servsafe certification preferred.

Servers: Servers must be able to describe all food and beverage items to guests and communicate to managers with any issues pertaining to their tables. They must be able to multitask and manage their stations as well as assisting other FOH positions. Minimum 1 year experience. Friendly and confident with great customer service ethic. Ability to multi task and move quickly. Wine, beer and alcohol knowledge preferred.

Hosts: Perhaps the most important role in the restaurant, hosts are the first and last impression for our guests. Hosts should be welcoming and friendly as well as in command of the FOH. They are responsible for managing walk-ins, waitlists, seating the dining room, answering the phone and assisting customers with questions or concerns, assisting with cleaning and setting up tables for seating and communicating with servers and managers to ensure smooth FOH operation. Great hosts are friendly and professional, able to maintain poise in high pressure situations, make solid eye contact while maintaining conversations, eager to learn and develop and capable of standing for an extended period of time. Must have weekend availability. Minimum 1 year experience.

Runner/Busser: At least 1 year experience in a comparable restaurant. Strong sense of urgency with the ability to multitask, stay organized and clean. Willingness to learn and eagerness to grow into other roles within the restaurant. This is an entry level position on the dining room floor with great opportunity to learn service.


Line Cooks: At least 2 years experience as a cook in a comparable restaurant. Familiarity with Mexican or Latin food preferred, bilingual a plus. Candidates should be able to display the ability to cook meals in a fast paced environment while also maintaining a clean and organized workspace. Cooks will be responsible for prepping their stations in the afternoon for evening service, executing the menu to the standards of the owner and managers, clean up and break down of their station and setting up the next day for success. Night and weekend availability a must!


All candidates should take a "total ownership" approach to their work. We are looking for team members who have an excellent work ethic and the desire to be part of a great service team while still having fun. We want to work with professionals who are passionate about food, drinks and hospitality and who are dedicated to providing a consistently outstanding experience.

To apply please email your resume and a cover letter describing yourself and why you'd like to work with us.

We will also be hosting a hiring fair on 3/8, 3/13 and 3/15. Apply in person on those dates between 11am-2pm at 821 Upshur St NW.

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