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“Reasonably Tasty - Reasonably Healthy Fast Food” 4 of 5 stars
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California Tortilla
4862 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
301-654-8226
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Ranked #140 of 307 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Californian, Southwestern
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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Reasonably Tasty - Reasonably Healthy Fast Food”
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.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“I like this place so much, I read the junk emails from them (specifically Pam, the Queen of Burritos).”
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 trade glances at baby pictures), and actually inventive food (although it would be nice if they had continuity on some of the specials, like the gyro and chicken club burritos). I often bring co-workers, as it makes for a fast, business-like lunch.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Potomac, Maryland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Good fast food”
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!

Visited July 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Not as good as Chipotle but they don't have Queso”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Good variety of burritos and hot sauce.
Can't knock the queso & chips

Visited March 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Decent burritos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I would have liked a different choice for the burrito wrap such as spinach.

Visited January 2012
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