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“I am so stuffed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bazins Next Door

Bazins Next Door
111 Church Street North, Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 261-6575
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Ranked #38 of 123 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Bazin's Next Door is the new Bazin concept restaurant that opened on Church Street in Vienna, VA on March 18, 2014. Located right next door to Bazin's on Church, Bazin's Next Door specializes in contemporary seasonal cuisine including pastas, Mexican varieties and American dishes.
Reston, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I am so stuffed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Went with 4 adults and 4 kids on a Wed night. Ordered 2 guacamole appetizers. Huge. The girls split the Summer Salad. Delicious. They split the nachos. Couldn't finish it. I dove in. Real meat. Excellent quality. I couldn't finish either. I had the Mahi Mahi special. Quite good. The former chef at our table thought the steak fajitas were the best she's tasted in quite some time.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Duck carnitas to die for...but that's about it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The small dining room is comfy (although the open kitchen isn't much to look at), and we got off to a good start, with tasty margaritas, warm tortilla chips with two sauces, and good appetizers--especially the Sopes de Duck Carnitas (small masa shells with BBQ duck confit). Mix-and-matching the Taco Trio, I ordered one pork and two fish tacos that were billed as "crispy" but weren't--and the pork was dry. After an hour-long wait for entrees, the server explained that they "only had one cook" that night, but with about a dozen tables, they should be able to handle a full house! Alegria can mean happiness or joy, but we were a bit ambivalent. I'd go back for the duck appetizer and a salad, though, washed down with a margarita. Now that's happiness!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fresh Margaritas - Delish!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is the place to have drinks with friends. Not a very big restaurant and the menu is not too large. Highly recommend the Passion Fruit Margarita and the Trio of Tacos (you can mix your order with Pork Carnitas, Grilled Portobello Mushroom, and Grilled Fish). The chips and salsas that they serve when you first arrive are fresh and home made. However, you must also order their Guacamole. I seriously can hang out at this small restaurant all afternoon with friends!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not your Mama's Mexican Restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Loved the food, there just isn't enough of it for the money. Plus they charge $4 for extra tortillas for your fajitas. However, they serve possibly the best salsas and chips and fried fish tacos in the DC metro area. Take a friend on a margarita date -- order the blood orange version or the passion fruit and a variety of their tacos at the bar and call it a night!! This is not the place to share huge platters of food -- but if you are willing to spend more than you are used to for Mexican fare, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Upbeat, tasty, busy - great vibe. What's not to like?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Have a margarita while waiting for your table. Small interior where you can easily converse with the people next to you - we garnered meal recommendations and succeeded. The bartenders mix great drinks; use your credit card or you'll have no cash remaining to buy dinner!
The carne asada is superb, service is fluid and immediately attentive - the wait staff help each other out with ease. The taco trio will spark your taste buds. Walk Church street after dinner. The clock shop is next door, and the chocolatier, Persian bakery, and great iced deserts are just a few minutes walk after dinner. If you come during happy hour the margaritas are half price. Worth the time adjust! Very good + overall, excellent if the drinks were just a little less expensive or 50% larger. BRAVO.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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