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District Taco

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5723 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
+1 703-237-1204
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8:00 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, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 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
Quality choices, good value

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Norwich
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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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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High desert
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Liked: Food and vibrant atmosphere. Breakfast menu is AMAZING. The dinner/lunch stuff is really popular Disliked: too loud and a TON of little kids. Probably accounts for the noise. The kids are all happy and their parents are happy....but the kidless are in for it!

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Frequent Traveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

District Taco is a local institution. Nothing fancy. Just fresh tacos and lots of free toppings. I'm partial to the barbacoa.

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It used to be a pleasure to eat the food at this place . Last two visits the tortillas where old and the huevos rancheros were dry and lacking of taste .

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Arlington, Virginia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a great local Mexican place. Plan on waiting a good while if you go in the middle of the day on Saturday or Sunday, but it is worth the wait. My favorite order is their standard vegetarian taco with a free avocado on top. Unlike most fast food places they also have beer (in bottles) to go with... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Used to live in the area and eat here all the time, and every time I come back to visit I have to eat at District Taco! They have a food truck and location in DC, but the Arlington location is just as good and definitely less crowded. The Boylan's soda fountain and salsa bar are great, and the ingredients... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Love the queso and guac at District Taco. Also, THE SHRIMP TACOS are it!!! My daughter likes to get the nachos, but they are too big for her, so I have to share them. Our favorite way to order them is with queso, barbacoa, black beans, tomatoes, guac and sour cream. No wonder I can't lose weight! HA!! The breakfast... More 

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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
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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