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English first
Capitol Heights, Maryland
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Additional Information about Tacos El Costalilla

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

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