Don Taco

4.6
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263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Don Taco is a 2 floor restaurant and Tequila Bar that offers a bar and TV's on both floors and is a great spot to enjoy some amazing tacos and small plates. Its also a nice little spot to enjoy some of the amazing nightlife in Old Town, Alexandria.
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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat upstairs. Low key. Not terrible vegetarian options.

s
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The table for 5 needs some work. The long bench is very narrow. We would have sat upstairs but it's more like a sports bar.
That said, the food was very good and the service was excellent. We will return.

l
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex waited on us and he did an excellent job! Corn, salad, tacos & quesadillas were fresh & great. Will definitely be back

BR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tacos are awesome here. I really like the bulgogi and the carne asada tacos. The nachos are excellent and the empanadas are sublime. Great spot for street-ish Mexican fare.

S
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bathrooms need a good cleaning, but otherwise a frequent stop for us in Alexandria. Food is always good.

JG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Menu and food were outstanding.

n
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

There were apparent inconsistencies to the food this time. Dined here before it wad fab... Dined here a few nights ago, ordered the same items and it not good. Might come in for a drink... But not eat again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food, great service, and good prices, I thought the empanadas were awesome! The Don Taco Special is very delicious...a great experience...

JV
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a quick brunch - the value of the drinks is very good. Also nice that the menu is a la carte.

M
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Tacos. Period.

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w
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting variety of small tacos, decor is rustic

S
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My daughter and I went to have lunch there. The ambien was very nice quiet and the right temperature.
We order QUESO which it was not very impressive, I had tried other much better. The food otherwise was so good, I had the eggs benedicto and were cooked right and my daughter 3 tacos and she really enjoyed them. I definitely will recommend Don Taco.

PB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed a great brunch. This was our first time at this restaurant which was recommended by a few friends. I had the breakfast tacos and enjoyed the bacon one the least. Overall, the tacos were solid and I couldn’t help but get the pomegranate skirt steak — DELICIOUS!! My wife had the breakfast burrito and the crepe desert. Solid stuff. First time having a MANMOsa too, it was decent.

We will return during regular doing and see if it joyous consumption continues.

OT
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I love this place for dinner. But my rating is for their brunch. The bunch was just ok. I probably wouldn’t go again for brunch. Definitely try for dinner!

VO
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner and drinks here. The place was cozy and the ambiance was fun.

DE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Love this place. The food is delicious! Service is usually great, this time it was not as good. Overall, still one of my favorite places to eat.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was very tasty and reasonably priced.

PD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was outstanding. Tacos were very small.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was so good!! Definitely going back soon!

p
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty tacos delicious margaritas and hot churros—we will come back!

SC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

d
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Stopped here for brunch on a Sunday morning and it was perfect. Seated right away (with reservation), server was so nice and our food came out fast and it was delicious!

c
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don Taco never disappoints. It’s a favorite place to take friends and family that are visiting. The service is always excellent and the food/drink is outstanding.

JF
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in the upstairs dining area, which was nice. We had the $5 margarita special, and ordered a bunch of tacos. The food was brought out remarkably quickly. We loved the Bubba Gump and the Dilly Dilly and the Bulgogi although a little salty for us. Other favorites include the fried avocado and the cauliflower tempura. We didn't care for the Al Pastor at all, and the spicy 'shroom was just okay as was the pomegranate skirt steak. The corn on the cob was tasty but should have had grill marks. All in all, we can recommend it. Did I mention the $5 margaritas?

J
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the tacos and guacamole was good. I feel like chips and salsa should be brought to the table for free, not an extra charge. 2 margaritas, couple tacos, and 1 order of guacamole was like $65!

DS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT find! Delicious food, great drinks, and atmosphere. Definitely another 'go to' restaurant in our area.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great street tacos!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great bartender! Food was good as always!

S
Boise
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and attentive service, attractive atmosphere. This was my second visit and I would go back again!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Between 3 of us we had 7 different types of tacos + a rice bowl. No complaints an any of the food! We had several food allergies/sensitivity and the server ensured nothing had these items. Server was on top of refills and asked how our food was when food wasn’t shoved in our mouths so We could actually answer :)

Thanks!!!

DA
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good consistent food.

S
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Had the burrito special.

SO
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is great - I love all the different taco varieties. And because they're small, I don't feel guilty about trying a couple of them. One member of our party is a vegetarian and she was happy with the options. The atmosphere is fun. The restrooms are always kind of gross. On this particular visit, they weren't very busy but we felt like they were trying to rush us out the door, which was kind of annoying.

AH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always! We love the food here and come here at least 1x/month - food is always fresh and delicious! Tacos are awesome - our favorites are "The Cluck, Dilly Dilly, and Blue Fin". We also love the Mexican Corn. Waiter very friendly. Kid friendly.

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was delicious!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was a great spot to meet up and chill

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat at. We went for brunch on Father’s Day and it was perfect for the whole family. There is a brunch menu and a lunch menu you can order from and the Bloody Marys are great.

RM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall good experience! Only recommendation would be better understanding in when to hand out the check and present it to the customer. We felt awkwardly rushed out, but I'm sure that wasn't the intention. Just a suggestion!

ER
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a good time here :) my server is always great..

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Tacos are fantastic, as is the atmosphere and service. Will be back again!