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California Tortilla

4862 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
301-654-8226
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Ranked #146 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Californian
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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English first
upstate NY
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128 reviews 128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Good place for young kids cause the service is very quick. Also very pleasant courteous staff. But the food is meh - pretty flavorless and generic. Typical fare- meat, rice and cheese wrapped in a plain tortilla. Bowls are available. After meal ice cream - ice cream sandwich, cream sickle or ice pop. Not a place I'd head back to... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Another chain tortilla place, hard to keep track of them all in Bethesda these days. They all try to seperate themselves from the others with little success, a tortillla is a tortilla afterall and most do them reasonably well including this establishment. You really can't go wrong for the money.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ok, if you're looking for fancy food, go elsewhere. If you are looking for fresh, tasty and well priced tex-mex, this is a great place in a good location.

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Arvada, Colorado
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142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Although it's a chain restaurant, you can get decent Mexican food quickly and at a reasonable price. There are plenty of options for kids.

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Kensington, MD
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Sometimes you're just really in the mood for Mexican food and nothing else will do. Those are the days that I head to California Tortilla with my girlfriend - or CalTor as we call it. I love the tortillas, the guacamole, and I really love their salads now and then. They're filled with all kinds of great combinations like mango... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Pick up one of their paper menus before you order. It contains the nutritional facts. You might want to plan ahead for a CalTort meal by budgeting your fat, sodium, and calorie intake before and after eating here, since you can't really order anything that isn't packed with all the above. It's quick, fun, and tasty...but definitely NOT healthy. Enjoy,... More

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DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My kids swear by the quesadillas at "CT" as we call it, and like nearly every other family around here, we make a pilgrimage here from time-to-time. However, honestly, I don't enjoy the food. (I think Chipotle tastes better). The tortillas are often cold - not warm - and I just find nothing particularly delicious about the food. That said,... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Just what it says - in a hurry - not a big budget - need to feed kids - this is the place. I have used their catering for a large kids event and they were on time, on task and flexible.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I think I could classify my following of this place as a 'cult following' (I go there as often as once a week), as the food is acceptable (even to my fresh foodie friends), and the atmosphere is lunch perfect (think of it as Chipotle with a non-phony (unless you consider the 80's entirely phony) atmosphere, genuinely friendly staff (we... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Along the lines of Baha Fresh or Lebanese Taverna in quality, seating is mostly chairs (not benches). Love the tea selection and taco salad!

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