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“No "Moe's" going to "Chipotle" after you try the "Baja Fresh" flavors of District Taco” 5 of 5 stars
Review of District Taco

District Taco
Ranked #89 of 834 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“No "Moe's" going to "Chipotle" after you try the "Baja Fresh" flavors of District Taco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Here's the thing with District Taco - it's nothing fancy. This is not a five star, fine-dining establishment. This is a taco joint. And one of the best taco joints you'll ever go to.

Osiris Hoil's flagship brick-and-mortar District Taco on Lee Highway is a great place to get lunch or a quick dinner when you just want good, fresh authentic flavors of the Yucatan, wrapped in a tortilla.

The meats are all delicious, from the flavorful chicken to the slow-roasted Carnitas, to the Al Pastor. And equal attention is paid to the myriad toppings, which are delicious and plentiful. They even allow you to add two of the greatest things on Earth to your taco for just a small charge - chorizo and bacon.

The tacos aren't the only good thing on the menu. The burritos put Chipotle and the rest of the chain burrito joints to shame. The nachos are wonderful and even the sides (rice & beans, chips) are fresh and amazing.

No...District Taco is nothing fancy. But if you can look past the sometimes-broken soda machine (dispensing Boylans...yum!), the assembly-line kitchen and the lack of table service, you can find truly authentic Yucatan flavors, fresh food and some of the most delicious tacos you've ever tasted. WELL WORTH IT.

Visited January 2013
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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“Taste like Tulum...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This place really brought me back to Mexico.....at least the food did, not so much the atmosphere. I had 3 flour al pastor tacos, hubby had 3 corn al pastor tacos, and our daughter had the children's quesadilla meal. All that and two fountain sodas came to $27. The tacos are small, yet filling. They had a great salsa bar.

The food was prepared very fast.

We live on tacos al pastor when we go to Mexico and these tasted just like the real deal.....to bad they don't cost a $1 like they do in MX.

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New York state
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4 reviews
“Great Authentic Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The menu was easy to pick and choose and cater to each individual's taste. The location was brightly decorated. If you love burritos, quesadillas, and taco bowls, you will love this place!

Visited January 2013
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washington, dc
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“Fast, Tasy, Noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Unlike the DC restaurant, the Arlington branch is located in a small stip mall along a street that doesn't encourage foot traffic (Lee Highway). The food, though, is just as good, and the service is fast and efficient. The noise level is pretty loud (all hard surfaces), but you can still hold a conversation above the din. It's good for a cheap, casual meal either alone or with friends. You'd can also phone in an order for pickup.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

district taco is so fun and is some of the best Mexican I have had in the d.c area! though the lines may take a long time the delicious food and unique sodas make up for the line!

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