This closure was telegraphed for a while, but it's still a bummer, man. Months after posting 'business for sale' signs in the windows, Tikal Burritos Fast is now actually closed. A Mount Pleasant Street (3213 Mt P St NW) resident or over 5 years, the restaurant was simple and delicious. No wait staff, no alcohol, no bar, no dance floor; it was a straight up burrito joint with a limited and focused menu. I ordered a black bean burrito w/no cheese 99.9% of the time. The other .1% of the time I added spinach.
There may be exciting new plans for this space. More news to come after I do some digging around. Suffice to say it won't become another burrito place, but the new incarnation could be good news for the commercial strip. Farewell Tikal, farewell.