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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television

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  • 1
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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
Great place for a torta

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Jason M
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Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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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Puerto Rico
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?