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Tacos El Costalilla

7863 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA (Old Town)
703 704 9088
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Ranked #296 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Old Town
Most recent review
- Aug 4, 2014
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Neighborhood: Old Town
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English first
Capitol Heights, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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