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“Service was slow”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mexicali Blues

Mexicali Blues
Ranked #224 of 874 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican, Salvadoran, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service was slow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very average mexican cuisine. Went with a few friends and waited quite a long time for our entrees. Not exactly the friendliest servers, either. Interior of restaurant is cute but very small.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Herndon, VA
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Standard fare done very well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I ordered their special which was grilled chicken with rice, beans, and flour tortillas. The chicken was grilled perfectly. The chip sauce was homemade. Everything was high quality. Service was friendly.

Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Decent Tex-Mex”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a groovy little tex mex place, the food is not out of this world but not too bad either. Half-price burritos are filling and a great deal for this area. Food seems fresh, owner is a nice friendly lady often on the floor, however service is hit and miss and rather hands-off.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Slow service and just ok food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

The service was incredibly slow and we had to ask several times for water. The food was alright but I did find a hair in mine. They took it off the bill, but between that and the inattentive service, I won't be back.

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Falls Church, Va
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421 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Not sure why people come here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

I've been here twice and really don't see the hype. It's fun to sit outside when the weather is nice. I like the location. The food is truly mediocre. They try, and I guess some people enjoy it. The service is OK and the servers are fun. Drinks can be pricey. Overall, not worth coming to.

Visited June 2011
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