A rooftop escape

El Techo, led by owner Louie Hankins, welcomes Washington to its tropical vacation-transporting design on a heated 1100 square foot roof deck, which can be enclosed or open-air weather depending, in Washington D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood. El Techo is serving up handcrafted cocktails, Latin-inspired tapas and entrees, and plenty of vacation vibes.

El Techo's rooftop is available for full or partial buyouts. Both El Techo and sister restaurant Rito Loco's menus are available for private parties or El Techo will work with guests to create a custom party menu.

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Happy hour

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El Techo's food menu encompasses several Latin cuisines and features their signature tacos and creative takes on classic Latin American entrees.

Menu food menu


El Techo's bar program delivers a simple yet refined cocktail menu that blends flavors from Central and South America with the Caribbean. Specialty and large-format cocktails are available alongside a selection of tequila and mezcal, beer and wine.

Drinks drink menu

private parties


To make a reservation for parties less than seven please call (202)-836-4270. For parties more than 7 or took book a private party please fill out the form!

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606 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC


Tue, Fri
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM