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La Mexicana Bakery & Taqueria

2907 Arlington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22306-2325
+1 703-717-0807
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Ranked #39 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the real deal authentic mexican taquería. A little bit out of the way, but worth it. Very very casual, looks like a cafeteria. Tried a little of everything, the Carnitas and Barbacoa were both good and the Tounge (lengua) was great as well.

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Woodbridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is clean, neat and has wonderful flavors! It is very casual with café style tables and chairs--not a place to take a date, but great to go as a family or on the spur-of-the-moment.

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Cypress, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had tacos, pupusas, and seafood soup. All were unbelievable. Do not expect a full service restaurant. You order at the counter and there are @ 4 tables. Overall the quality of the food overcomes the lack of ambiance.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

La Mexicana is real Mexican food, not New Mexican or Tex-Mex, but the real food from Mexico. Not since living in California have I had real Mexican food like this. The tacos are simple, but the meat is well seasoned and they do not skimp on the filling. The tamales are the best around. The Mexican pastries are wonderful. There... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I got the corn tamale plate. Everything was yummy especially the beans. They had a spicy salsa which was nice since most places have mild sauces. My husband got the california breakfast burrito. It was different. There were fries in it but they tasted fishy. Guess they use only one fryer. We may return. They only had hand sanitizer in... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Visited this place a couple weeks ago on the recommendation from a Yelp review. This place IS a hole in the wall.. in a funky shopping strip next to a 7-11. The space is very brightly lit (no romance here!) and one entire wall is lined with cases full of delicious looking cakes and pastries. The seating consists of about... More

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Washington, DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a little Mexican restaurant running out of a bakery. The food is absolutely authentic Mexican. The Tortas are to die for! It is a husband and wife operation. They prepare everything and serve it to you with pride. Anytime a cook hands you their food and looks you in the eye, you are in for some great eating.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is a small restaurant located in a strip mall just off of Route 1 in Alexandria, VA. I read a review and decided to try it. I had the chips and guacamole along with a pork burrito and beverage. It was very good and plenty of food, but it was almost $18, and that is a bit high in... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I say hole int eh wall only because its a little hard to find and from the outside looks like it'd be sloppy. But the inside is very neat and the staff is friendly and the food is authentic!

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