Welcome to the Mitsitam Cafe at the Smithsonian!

Enjoy exquisite Native American foods in a casual, cafeteria-style setting. Features a wide variety of amazing Native American cuisines from North and South America.

The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook available for purchase!

Won “Best in the World” Cookbook for the “Best Local Cuisine” category of 2010 from Gourmand at the Paris Cookbook Fair. Order Today!

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Voted Best Cafe in DC!

Try the popular 5 Regions Sampler Plate providing native flavors and dishes from the Northern Woodlands, Northwest Coast, Mesoamerica, the Great Plains, and South America.

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Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe Awards & Press Recognition

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

Mitsitam Native Foods Café | 4th St & Independence Ave SW

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Visit the Smisthsonian website at https://www.si.edu

Click here to visit The National Museum of the American Indian.

For Native American resources and articles, visit http://www.thepeoplespaths.net

We support Ecosystem Gardening

We support the Mohawk Indian casino – Ignition Casino – based in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec, Canada. You can read more about the Ignition Casino at http://usacasinobonuscode.com/ignition-casino-bonus-code/

Read more about the Kahnawake territory here.

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Amazing vegetarian spot!
Mar 16, 2017 by Macy

This is one of the best places (for vegetarians) to eat at on the mall. Everything is labeled if it's vegetarian, so that eliminates any guesswork.


Excellent!
Mar 16, 2017 by Jean

Go here. If you're a vegetarian, and even if you're not go here. It's inside the American Indian Museum which is unexpected but welcoming. It allows you the chance to experience five different regions of food, and you're not limited to choosing the one. The honey green beans were spicy but Soooo good, and the Chipotle chicken taco was awesome. My sister had a sampler of sides which was the first time I'd seen her truly clear her plate.


, USA 5.0 5.0 2 2 This is one of the best places (for vegetarians) to eat at on the mall. Everything is labeled if it's vegetarian, so that eliminates any guesswork.