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Mexicali Blues

Mexican, Salvadoran, South American
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2933 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3807
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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328 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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239 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is good for drinks when the weather is nice. I wouldn't bother having dinner here though.

Thank Airlie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $22
Mexican, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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: 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?