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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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Today
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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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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12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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16 reviews 16 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
4 helpful votes 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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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?