Ocasio-Cortez has a Taco Tuesday with Buttigieg
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SPOTTED: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSimmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Out-of-touch Democrats running scared of progressives Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias MORE (D-N.Y.) and Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican MORE — in what could serve as a glimpse at post-coronavirus pandemic life — meeting up for a Taco Tuesday party of two.

The New York Democrat and the 2020 White House hopeful were seen in the upstairs private room at Mexican food hot spot Mission Navy Yard in Washington on Tuesday, chowing down on tacos and beer. We hear both had to walk the length of the eatery's 150-foot bar to make their way to the exclusive area.

An ITK spy cracked of the restaurant pick, which typically boasts a high-spirited scene, "Guess if they wanted a very private place to meet they wouldn't have chosen Mission Navy Yard!"


The taco-filled outing comes just weeks after Buttigieg said he happened upon the famously initialed lawmaker while at the dog park with his and husband Chasten Buttigieg's pair of pooches.

"Buddy, our puggle, got to know this French bulldog," Buttigieg told host James Corden on "The Late Late Show" last month. "And then I looked up and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was right there. So we had a nice chat."

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserDC board votes to lift last COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants Hogan announces Maryland will close mass vaccination sites, shift to local clinics Biden and Bowser administrations change their tunes on last summer's riot response MORE (D) said this week that the nation's capital plans on lifting some coronavirus restrictions on businesses and restaurants starting May 21, when capacity limits will increase to 50 percent. Capacity limits will be lifted on June 11, Bowser said.