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La Mexicana Bakery & Taqueria

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2907 Arlington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22306
+1 703-717-0807
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television

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  • 11
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A wonderful surprise! Excellent food.

Always complaining about the strange dearth of good Mexican food in Alexandria? Look no further. This little bakery/cafe will surprise you. It doesn't look like much and it's in a down & out little strip mall off Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley. However, I went out of my way to log on and give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tigercat1
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always complaining about the strange dearth of good Mexican food in Alexandria? Look no further. This little bakery/cafe will surprise you. It doesn't look like much and it's in a down & out little strip mall off Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley. However, I went out of my way to log on and give this place a rave review. The... More 

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Thank Tigercat1
Kettering, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for an authentic Mexican place and found this on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed! I'm from the West Coast and grew up with authentic Mexican food. Not Peruvian, not Salvadoran--Mexican. This is probably the best I have had in the area. Likely not the best I have ever eaten, but still very good. The pastries and desserts... More 

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Thank JamesDeLacy
Thailand
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424 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place gets high ratings here on Trip Advisor. To be sure, it warrants favorable ratings. Other raters cite the clean environment, no frills, and fresh food. All of these points are accurate. Good or pretty good does not = great or worthy of a 5-star rating. The food is fresh and somewhat tasty. Prices for some entrees are below... More 

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Thank RoverTreks
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The mexi-cuba torta is awesome, as is pretty much everything else on the menu. On top of that, the pastries are tasty and the people that run the place are super nice. Always a go to spot for lunch when we're on route 1.

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Thank Jason M
Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Pretty authentic and tasty mexican good for a reasonable price. Friendly staff and clean. The fajitas and burrito were out of this world

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Thank torey s
Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Joelbu
Woodbridge
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Bogalusa
Cypress, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank JonathanS357
Alexandria, Virginia
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Thank KittyKatOBX
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2907 Arlington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22306
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-717-0807

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?