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District Taco

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5723 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
+1 703-237-1204
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!

It seems like a hole in the wall, but it's always busy - for a reason. Starting out as a food truck to get a customer base was very smart on these guys! The food is great, the restaurant has a great atmosphere. It is very similar to chipotle, but better. More variety in options, and better quality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hillary S
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems like a hole in the wall, but it's always busy - for a reason. Starting out as a food truck to get a customer base was very smart on these guys! The food is great, the restaurant has a great atmosphere. It is very similar to chipotle, but better. More variety in options, and better quality food. The... More 

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Thank Hillary S
North Carolina
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

All right the ambiance isn't all that exciting but today, Christmas Eve. lunchtime PACKED and with good reason. This is seriously the best tacos I have ever had. I can't say anymore... I'm still full from this meal. LOVED IT.

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Thank MsK48979
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Busy all the time and parking is a challenge. Very popular spot for a reason -- the food is good. Very good! Three tacos American style with shredded pork were delicious. Great portion of meat with a huge variety of toppings with mutiple salsas available.

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Thank Wes G
Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My co-workers introduced me to District Taco last year 2015. SInce that time I have gone back 3 other times this school year. They have Fish Taco's on Fridays and I make it a point to go by because the cost is very reasonable. Three tacos for $8.

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Thank virgil802015
Arlington, VA
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Every trip to DT makes me happy, once I figured out the ordering routine. The have a limited menu but it fits the tee for this kind of restaurant. I always get carry out and go during the off peak hours because it gets quite busy otherwise. The parking can be a bit of a problem during peak hours. But... More 

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Thank Eckynpat
Leesburg, Virginia
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Came here with my family since I've heard nothing but raves about the food. The food was Average, staff was nice and helpful, but definitely not worth waiting in line and trolling for a table to sit at. When we were here they ran out of non-soft drink beverages for kids (other than water of course, we wanted milk) so... More 

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Thank HBH2336
Norwich
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ate at original location derived from 1 food truck. Soft tacos with plenty of choice fillins, 3 for $8. Fish is spicy and tasty, 3 different types of meat and good queso. 3 cash registers make it quick. They give you a #'ed card and sit down...they will find you when you call out.

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Thank NCurl
Alexandria, Virginia
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I had no idea what to expect. I had heard great things and read fantastic reviews on yelp so I decided to give it a try for lunch. When I think tacos I think of Taco Bell and I know that makes me kind of ignorant but whatever. So I ordered the lunch special three tacos with Barbacoa beef for... More 

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Thank cubanito1
Arlington, Virginia
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Rave reviews had me excited to give District Taco a try. I carefully planned out my attach, planning a visit when the lines were short in hopes of getting my hands on some tasty taco treats. What I found instead were checked out staff who couldn't bother explaining anything (or making eye contact, for that matter), and a more-than-slightly-impersonal experience.... More 

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West Plains, Missouri
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

this is a fast food place. That said, it was surprisingly good. You choose the food type ( burrito, taco salad, etc) then the ingredients. They have a great salsa bar with mild through hot salsas and pico. For quick, good, and pretty inexpensive I highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5723 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-237-1204

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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