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Mexicali Blues

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Salvadoran, South American
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2933 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
+1 703-812-9352
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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286 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Stantard starters; Guacamole, Nachos, platantos fritos, yuca chicharron, quesadilla, queso dip, "crunchy chile onion rings". Meals styles : 1. Salads, veg, chicken, meat, shrimp 2 .the big fat Burro 3. Salvadorian 4. Mexicali speciality tacos 5. traditional mexican tacos 6. Mexican plates 7. brunch every day 11- 3 Big drink menu, lots of tequila.

Thank Pepperjackm
Wilmington, North Carolina
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334 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner twice here in the past few days. Both times were very good. Service was friendly and attentive and everything we had was quite good. Loved the papusas and the steak salad was quite good. Definitely recommend!

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great drink specials and street views. Good for people watching. My burrito was good, big portion. The service was bad...waited forever for everything but we were having a good time so we didn't mind. Kid friendly.

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is another excellent venue in Clarendon, just a couple blocks from the Metro. The food is excellent and plentiful. The owner makes three different hot sauces that you should ask for when you order. A couple of the bring real heat but all three are very tasty. Burritos are discounted on Tuesdays so come then and try them out.... More 

Thank Ken H
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

The burritos were very tasty. They are really large enough to split between two people depending on your appetite. They give free chips and salsa as does with most Mexican restaurants. Wait staff was so so. They also have outside seating along Wilson Avenue. The margaritas are spot on.

Thank PeghandleMike
Arlington, Virginia
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170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Service was initially slow but got better as time went on. Burrito's were delicious. Salsa was very good.

1 Thank michael c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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290 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

The bar opened a few years ago, where the old and popular ice cream store used to be. It was my favorite ice cream place. But, the bar is a good substitute. The bar tender was pretty good and gave generous shots of tequila. The food is pretty good and prices are reasonable. Also, it located on a popular strip... More 

1 Thank Sundncr
Phoenix, Arizona
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169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

This is a 4.5 rating - really good food, friendly staff, and really generous portions. The Big Fat Burritos are really big, and really fat!

Thank Nina5136
Alexandria, Virginia
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142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

We like to try new places and taking a walk through Clarendon last weekend decided to give Mexicali Blues a try since we love southwestern/Mexican dining. For a weekend lunch, the place was surprisingly empty -- perhaps because it is better suited for evening drinks and small bites? The staff was nice but also seemed a little uneasy as if... More 

1 Thank Alexandrian1026
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Good happy hour specials. The house margarita on the rocks was delicious! The chips and guacamole/salsa were also tasty.

Thank Sabrina E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $22
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2933 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-812-9352

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