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3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
+1 215-222-1657
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (47 reviews)
“tacos” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Now this a mix Mexican restaurant, the food is delicious and quite tasting. We try the chef tasting and it was supper, a little different but delicious. The orchata drink is fabulous, now beware the tacos and mainly all the plates are small. The place...More

Thank Jc M
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

The office holiday party was at Distrito. The food was good, and the service was very friendly. It was a very nice experience.

Thank Philly700
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

It's parents weekend at Drexel! My daughter and I lunched at Distrito...my second visit and just as good as I remember! The guacamole and homemade chips are to die for...amazing (and surprising) chicken tortilla soup and outstanding braised beef tacos. Friendly, unpretentious with attentive service....More

Thank msmonogram
Reviewed November 7, 2016

4 of us went for lunch on a Saturday. Was surprised at how empty the place was. Service was great - but not overly impressed with the food. Don't get me wrong - the food was above average but have had much better for the...More

Thank 0713London
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Went here with my husband and step daughter while we were visiting Penn for a college tour. We had a reservation and sat right away. Service was very attentive and food was delicious. I ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos and they were amazing! Funky decor...More

Thank Traveler123NJ
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner I only wish the service was as good as the food. They had several large parties and they seemed a little overwhelmed. The staff was very nice and they eventually got on track. We will definitely be back

Thank Joe D
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Great place for Sangria & little plates. All the Mexican dishes well-prepared and good quality. Can get noisy on the wekend!

Thank TRAVEL17534
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Dainty portions for a large price. Food was fine, but menu was a little confusing to navigate. Sweet corn appetizer was tasty.

Thank travelerM7329YA
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Ate at the booth in Spruce Street Park. Quick service, and tacos were ok. I got soft corn, and the tortilla was right out of the bag, so kind of dull. The filling was excellent, however.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place has great mexican food. It's a bit noisy, but fun and laid back. We had a selection of tacos which are all great. We also had ceviche and a grilled octopus which was superb! Different margarita specialties and an overall good atmosphere.

Thank Victor T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
  • Public Transportation: By train the Market-Frankfort Line stops at 40th & Market. By Bus, the 21 line runs down Chestnut street & stops at 40th Street. The 30 line runs up Market to 40th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-1657
Distrito is a vibrant celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico City with a menu focused on the diverse street foods served in what is known by locals as the Distrito Federal (D.F.). Distrito Tacqueria is our first-floor casual eatery featuring an approachable menu by Chef Jose Garces. Distrito offers a full bar featuring signature margaritas, over 250 tequilas and beer towers festooned with sugar skulls holding over 128 ounces of beer. The second-level dining room is a lively backdrop for Chef Garces’ modern Mexican small plates. Styled in pinks and greens, the restaurant features more than 600 hanging masks of Mexico’s Lucha Libre - and a four seat booth fashioned from an authentic VW Beetle, the official taxi cab of the D.F.

Private Parties: Distrito welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week.
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