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Tacos El Costalilla

Old Town
Mexican
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7863 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
703 704 9088
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So authentic the chains could be put out of business!

If you knew a place like this existed- you could never in good conscious eat Taco Bell or Chipotle tacos (and I love Chipotle) again! There is no comparison. Fresh, hot, and reasonably priced. The hot sauce is TRULY hot so beware if you are a lightweight, but it's awesome. I had the spicy pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
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Capitol Heights, Maryland
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Capitol Heights, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you knew a place like this existed- you could never in good conscious eat Taco Bell or Chipotle tacos (and I love Chipotle) again! There is no comparison. Fresh, hot, and reasonably priced. The hot sauce is TRULY hot so beware if you are a lightweight, but it's awesome. I had the spicy pork, sauced beef, and chicken tacos.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was a breath of fresh air compared to all the "chain" Mexican restaurants in the area. Of coarse not as good as California/Texas or grandma's Mexican food, but still above the rest in this area. Short menu makes it easy to order, enjoy some favorites like tacos, I recommend Al Pastor, the pozole, carne asada, and sopes. Would definitely... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

When someone met me and knew that I am from Mexico he exclaimed "You have to go to El Costalilla"... A little far but worth every minute and drop of gasoline El Costalilla is an authentic little restaurant. It is owned by a mexican man who serves great steak tacos, fantastic ceviche tostadas and the best Tacos al Pastor ever!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7863 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703 704 9088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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