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Mexicali Blues

2933 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
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Ranked #358 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican, Salvadoran
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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32 reviews from our community

43% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were seated directly in front of the restrooms. That made my experience unappetizing to start with. Someone would open the door to the restroom and I would get a view of a man urinating. I guess I should be happy that's all I saw. The restaurant was packed and moving was not an option. The place was poorly managed... More

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Tampa, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a solo dinner at the bar - lengua, carbon, & pastor taco combo - excellent! The salsa selection was good (and with a couple of hot ones), and the beer was cold. Service was attentive and prompt even though the bar was relatively busy, and the food came out hot. I'll be back next time I'm in town.

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Washington, DC
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290 reviews 290 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stopped coming here after a bad experience two years ago, but we returned for another try. Our waiter was fine, but the kitchen was annoyingly slow and the place wasn't crowded at all. The food, however, was quite good. A breakfast melagne of potatoes, eggs, cheese, and more was hot and very nicely spiced. A pork dish was worth... More

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Washington DC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The food is OK but definitely not worth another visit. It is prepared and then cooked to order. The refried beans were acceptable as was the rice (I usually never eat the rice but it was moist and flavorful). I tried 4 dishes. The Salvadorian pupusas was the best but that is not saying much. All of the insides of... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Has a lot of specialty drinks and pretty authentic Mexican food. They don't serve chips like most Mexican restaurants do. It used to be one of my favorites but I haven't been there in a while. They're pupusas are a good bargain dish and they're Sangrias are also good

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washington, dc
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140 reviews 140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

During both of two recent trips to this restaurant, the service was slow to the point of being frustrating. Perhaps it's a symptom of sitting outside, but the service was consistently slow through the entire ordering, eating, paying experience. We waited for awhile to place our orders and then again for the food to arrive. The waiter was only rarely... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a trip to Washington, DC, with some friends who had been looking forward to coming here. We waited for about 45 minutes for a table, once we were led to the seating area, we found out why, there are only about 10 tables total. I had an average mango margarita while we waited. Once seated,... More

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