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Mexicali Blues

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Mexican, Salvadoran, South American
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2933 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
703-812-9352
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Indifferent food

Went for a quick lunch the other day. But neither the fish tacos nor the shrimp over rice were anything distinctive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Avijit R
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Gurgaon, India
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  • Families with children
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Gurgaon, India
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went for a quick lunch the other day. But neither the fish tacos nor the shrimp over rice were anything distinctive.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

In the mood for some good solid Mexican-Salvadoran food? Maybe it’s Thursday night and you want to meet friends for some margaritas, guacamole and people watching? If you’re in Clarendon, you need to try Mexicali. This casual restaurant simply serves great delicious food and drinks. I often order the carne asada (they do great meats) but for this visit ordered... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went here with friends currently living in DC. Had the tacos (chicken, steak, shredded beef). Gotta say the beef was the best. The beans and rice were also very good complements to the meal. Got a lot of food considering it was not very expensive.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The traditional burrito is on special on Tuesdays and you can wash it down with a special on Coronas. Good weather makes for a crowded sidewalk seating area with a great view of the sidewalk from the inside in the winter.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I met a friend here for lunch. My expectations weren't high, mainly because it is advertised as serving two different types of cuisine - Mexican and Salvadorian. My expectations were blown away. The food was great! I ordered from the Salvadorian specialties - a pork & cheese papusa and Juana's tamal with chicken. Both were very good and inexpensive. The... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went Friday night with a large group. Hostess did a great job making room for us. we sat in the back corner near the bar which was perfect for our gathering- separate enough so everyone could get to know each other and socialize without interruptions or annoying other guests but near enough to receive great attention from the waitstaff. Our... More 

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Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I can't remember how long I've been coming to Mexicali Blues - it has to be 15 years or more. Regardless, it occupies one of the prime spots in Clarendon and has been helping residents young and old stay fed, and happy with Tequila for as long as I can remember. What stands out about Mexicali is that it's a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The regular burros (not burritos) are huge, and the best I have had. They come wrapped up in aluminum foil - very practical for such a huge dish, and if you eat anything else you will want to take half of it home. I prefer the steak. The steak salad is topped with excellent grilled steak, another favorite. Fajitas are... More 

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Holland, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Was here for lunch and it was a quaint little place. The atmosphere was nice and food was good! We had a waiter who said he was new but he was very attentive and nice. We all loved the food.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was here for happy hour the other night. We ordered charred chicken quesadillas and a large order of the nachos. They both were very good. I would go back to this place. Happy hour was buy one app get another free so that was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2933 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-812-9352

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Salvadoran, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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