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La Mexicana Bakery & Taqueria

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2907 Arlington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22306-2325
+1 703-717-0807
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Start with the Guacamole you won't be disappointed. Then get the Sopas, California Burrito or torta sandwich. Be sure to save room for Mexican wedding cookies. Bring more cookies home. The mango drink is good as well. Our favorite in expensive good Mexican place. !!!

Thank krewerka
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I ate at many Mexican restaurants looking for the best. La Mexicana is the winner. Loved it so much. I've been going, regularly, a year now.

Thank Momnica
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, authentic tacos. I tried the steak and carnitas tacos, and they were hit, fresh, and delicious. If you like real Mexican tacos, you have to try this place.

Thank Marcela L
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Mexican food I had the fish tacos and we ordered the guacamole and chips to share it was all made fresh to order. I'll be back next time I'm in the area.

Thank Douglas G
Alexandria, VA
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Always complaining about the strange dearth of good Mexican food in Alexandria? Look no further. This little bakery/cafe will surprise you. It doesn't look like much and it's in a down & out little strip mall off Richmond Highway in Hybla Valley. However, I went out of my way to log on and give this place a rave review. The... More 

Thank Tigercat1
Kettering, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for an authentic Mexican place and found this on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed! I'm from the West Coast and grew up with authentic Mexican food. Not Peruvian, not Salvadoran--Mexican. This is probably the best I have had in the area. Likely not the best I have ever eaten, but still very good. The pastries and desserts... More 

Thank JamesDeLacy
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519 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place gets high ratings here on Trip Advisor. To be sure, it warrants favorable ratings. Other raters cite the clean environment, no frills, and fresh food. All of these points are accurate. Good or pretty good does not = great or worthy of a 5-star rating. The food is fresh and somewhat tasty. Prices for some entrees are below... More 

Thank RoverTreks
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The mexi-cuba torta is awesome, as is pretty much everything else on the menu. On top of that, the pastries are tasty and the people that run the place are super nice. Always a go to spot for lunch when we're on route 1.

Thank Jason M
Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Pretty authentic and tasty mexican good for a reasonable price. Friendly staff and clean. The fajitas and burrito were out of this world

Thank torey s
Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This is the real deal authentic mexican taquería. A little bit out of the way, but worth it. Very very casual, looks like a cafeteria. Tried a little of everything, the Carnitas and Barbacoa were both good and the Tounge (lengua) was great as well.

Thank Joelbu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2907 Arlington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22306-2325
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-717-0807

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