Distrito Taqueria

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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Distrito is a cool celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico City, with a menu focused on the cuisine of what is known by locals as the "Distrito Federal.” With a premium tequila bar. Distrito Taqueria is a casual eatery featuring an approachable menu by Chef Jose Garces.
House Specialties
Carnitas Tacos, Fajitas, Mushroom Huarache. A selection of over 70 tequilas, highlighted by Patron, Don Julio, Cassamigos, Herradura and fresh fruit margaritas.

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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OT
Atlanta
105 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to start the weekend Dining and celebrating with friends!

AB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Hefe margarita was fantastic. Guac and soft tacos were generic/ lackluster. A bit pricy for what we got.

DA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour prices, extremely friendly staff that seems very team-based. Food was great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the food. It’s always great. I’ve been five times in the last 8 months and I live in DC; that’s how good the food is. Never been let down by service or quality of food. So glad you can make reservations!

JT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with my wife and her friend and had a great time!

F
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent prep, fresh and original take on mexican cuisine!

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We sat at our table for 2h and the server was very attentive and helpful and allowed us to have our pace. Highly recommend especially on Taco Tuesday!

ED
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant with flavorful food! Great place for young adults!

P
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food is fine Very limited menu.

L
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall the restaurant was nice, but I did not enjoy the food. It was too bland for me.

OT
Atlanta
105 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite is the Chipotle Chicken and Distrito is a great place to go with friends.

JF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Normally I give 5 stars all around. I mean this is my favorite place and I would definitely recommend anyone to go here, but the fire alarm went off and continued to go off for a good 45 minutes. Everyone was just so nonchalant about it and it was so loud I couldn’t even hear the conversation I was having with a friend and imagine someone being there who has epilepsy.

AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Asked for glass of water with no ice. We were the only people in the restaurant and the server was talking to the hostess for about 20 minutes until he remembered to bring me water with no ice. I took care of myself ask the bar tender for a glass instead. I ordered the flatbread and it was not as good as last time. Will not be going back.

VS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Waiter and Kitchen wouldn’t even make an easy modification for my wife being a Vegan, only when Manager came out did he say they had messed up and comped the meal. I didn’t even want anything for free, the Kitchen and Waiter should have found a way to say yes to our request the first time, Distrito you need to learn, the customer is always right!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Distrito Taqueria while we were staying in University City. We were in the mood for something we couldn’t get at home and i searched open table when we got to our hotel. Looking for something within walking distance I stumbled across DIstrito. When we arrived We we greeted and asked if we needed children’s menus. I was happy they had this as my kids aren’t adventurous eaters and they had standard items like hot dogs and chicken tenders ( but much better quality). We split the nacho. They were delish and huge. I had the two house special tacos, they were delish. We ordered lemonades and you can tell they were genuinely fresh squeezed. The ambiance of the restaurant was super fun. Clean and colorful. I told my husband this would be a great first or second date restaurant. Lots of things to pick out in the decor that are conversation starters. The service was excellent. Overall I’ll be recommending this place to anyone I know who will be in this area.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The waitress we had was really nice and attentive to us. The service was fast but we were not rushed. And the food was delicious!

NP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very quiet likely because it was the Sunday before July 4th. Food and drinks are good and prices are average for this type of establishment.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First road trip in our brand new Tesla!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing place. Great for groups! Drinks are amazing!

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went early on Saturday night and were seated at a small table. Our appetizer and meals came out within minutes of each other so the table was packed. Larger tables beside us were empty. I felt rushed. Our waiter was good though. Food was ok, nothing special.

DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James our server was great! I will definitely go back again.

KC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was outstanding, except our server. He was very slow, unattentive, and never refilled our drinks. But, he was muy simpatico. :(

f
Philadelphia
278 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Our server, Zach, was quite good first to last. The guacamole was just fine, nicely spiced and just enough for the two of us. Best of all was the appetizer special: grilled shrimp heavily spiced and sizzling. Our two entrees, on the other hand were ok, but nothing special: enchiladas, mine crab, Andrew's vegetable.
We would go again if in the neighborhood, but we seldom are. Compared with Amada, this place suffers greatly. But it's ok, and the price is right.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful enchiladas and margaritas.

RF
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were placed next to the waiters stand, but other than that the food was delicious and well priced!!

ST
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my 3 year old son's birthday while visiting Philadelphia. We were told to request a Car or Swing table and ended up with a Car, which the little guy loved. Service was quick for drinks and food. Food was prepared well and had great flavor. All in all a good meal.

DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the expensive side for me ($4.50+ for one taco), but the food and drinks were really good.

W
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Would recommend this restaurant for a couple or a group of friends

MM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Zack, our server, for a pleasant experience! Loved our nachos!!

MB
Philadelphia
399 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It's been years since we frequented the original Distrito, since we had a local outpost near home in Moorestown. Menu is a little shorter and more casual. Still good for a margarita and meal out with friends.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Took very long to be seated, and server was not that great. He was slow and got the drinks wrong. I didnt send them back they were actually good. The food was awesome, the drinks were awesome...

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was loud and the food wasn’t as good as I remembered and there were a lot drunk college kids.

OT
Atlanta
105 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still my favorite Mexican restaurant in University City! Great place to meet and hang out with friends.

OT
Atlanta
105 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Distrito! One of my personal favorites from just meeting a friend to celebrating with family!

HK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great Mexican food at very reasonable prices. Happy hour drinks daily 5-7.

M
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was as good as I remember from past visits. The service was mediocre, our waiter was not very attentive, I had to walk across the room to ask him for something for he table. Takes away from the overall experience and I’m less likely to return. If you haven’t been, go. But I don’t think I’ll return soon.

R
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great. Good bold flavors and presented well. The service was poor at times nn where to be found. Sour look on there face like they wanted to be some place else. Won’t be back to this location again.

AA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lively atmosphere; staff is great and fun

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I'm always seated in the downstairs area, which I find very noisy. I requested seating upstairs in my reservation and they still put me downstairs for some reason. I felt like i had to shout at my date to be heard. The chairs were uncomfortable as well. The food was excellent and the service okay, but i will never understand their hosting strategy.

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

While "energetic" is the term for incredibly loud - the noise level was positively painful. My dinner companion and I were shouting at each other in order to have any semblance of a conversation and we finally abandoned the attempts, ate our dinner quickly and left. We won't be back anytime after 5:00 p.m.

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