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Distrito Taqueria

4.6
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3296 reviews
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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, Fish Tacos, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 3296 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First place to visit in University City when returning to campus!

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vipFoodlover21210
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad we chose Distrito as the place to treat our son’s college friends to lunch before everyone headed home for a long break. The food was great and the service was quick, efficient and super friendly.

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Savado
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun place to go - it has such a great atmosphere. Festive but not too loud. This is the first time we went during happy hour and they had a few really good choices for small plates that were both delicious and a good deal, along with their regular menu.The staff was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Wish I could remember the server name, she was awesome. Came to check on us several times, offered us drinks etc. Price was great for Taco Tuesday Happy Hour,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the new happy hour menu

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Nina
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Had to wait 30 minutes for a table after arriving on time for our reservation, waitress seemed stressed and the restaurant understaffed. Food and margaritas were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice on the weekend to celebrate with friends!

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NatashaL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best nachos and margaritas around

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bernadetteD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cute place filled with young people! Food was good and atmosphere nice!

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ArielS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to with my husband or even with our kids ; very family friendly

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Pahelz
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Distrito- as always!! The food & drinks are great and come at such an affordable price. The restaurant was slightly more packed/noisy than usual, but that was expected since it was Valentine's Day. Overall good experience.

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CFM22
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall, my experience was very good. Food was great and our waitress was so nice and efficient. I got to the restaurant about 20 minutes ahead of time as I was hosting a work function and wanted to order appetizers ahead of the rest of the groups arrivals. The hostess would not seat me until 50% of my party was there. I did not know the other members of my party prior to getting there, so I wanted to make things as seamless as possible (sometimes people can be hesistant to order apps, drinks, etc. so wanted to make it as comfortable as possible for them). I went to the bar and ordered a drink and went back to ask to be seated again (now, about 10 min ahead of time) and I really had to persuade her to seat me early so I could order apps. I was disappointed that on a night when they were not busy, they were really reluctant to accommodate my situation, even when we were spending a decent amount of money. Again, overall, things were fine, but this was one area i think Distrito could improve.

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Bamagirl215
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Margaritas are the best. The waitress were very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing. our waiter was fantastic. margs are strong. love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distrito is our go to Mexican spot. Good simple Tex/Mex at reasonable prices with a mix of Penn/Drexel students and locals.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about 10-15 minutes early and was able to get seated immediately although we did move to the bar which they made very easy. As soon as we were seated BOTH times we were greeted with professionalism. Drinks we made quick and our tacos came quick. This was the greatest restaurant experience I’ve ever had. The food was amazing and the drinks were amazing . The bar tender made sure cups of water stayed filled without us having to ask. I just loved it here ! I wish I could’ve sat in the swing seats but the bar was beautiful as well.

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CHRISTINAM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Worst service ever experienced in a Philly restaurant; our waitress completely ignored our table of 9 while attending to her other tables normally. We had the check for 45 minutes because she wouldn’t come back over to see if we needed help splitting the bill, and we had to get up and go searching for her because she wasn’t around. We asked for the manager to come over and he never did. The food was mediocre compared to the last time we all had been there, and overall would give it a 2/5 stars. Will not be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor food. Poor service.

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vipJanetE
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good variety of menu options to share late lunch with friend: jicama salad, plantain, vegetable enchalada, beans with rice. Attentive service. Comfortable setting for an enjoyable afternoon.

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NateL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious but It should be noted somewhere that they do not seat guests upstairs after 8pm. Downstairs is a significantly more of a taco shop atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Literally my favorite place to go with friends!

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curlyredhead
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Was a little loud, hard to have a conversation. Great value!

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vipDeionna
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos are amazing, the margs-extra boozy, and the ambiance is also very cool.

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly. The food was delicious and the frozen margaritas are amazing!

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vipTomP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good solid food.

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RachelA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lots of items to share and also individual entrees. All delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Reservations for Friday night. The first thing you notice as you walk in is a strong smell of bleach. My thoughts are what did they just clean up? Second thing I notice is that it’s pretty empty. It’s noisy but that’s coming from the bartender.

Like most Stephen Starr restaurants, they’re really nice when they first open but then slowly fall apart not very well maintained. The masks that decorate the wall look like they need a good cleaning at least a dusting.

Most of the food was OK. I like the corn. The fish taco tasted just a tad bit off.

I was here before and had a good memory of the place. Now, not so much. Can’t recommend. There are much better Mexican restaurants in the city. The small crowd on a Friday night tells a story of a restaurant thats not popular anymore.

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vipDouglasR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Distrito used to be my first choice in Philadelphia for Mexican food. The quality has regressed and the service was just ok. The guacamole was bland and the salsa was watery. The atmosphere was very much like they didn’t want us there as there were empty tables and stacked chairs and in the past it was inviting and lively.

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vipgeedub
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really used to love this place, it had a great menu and food, but now its just average Mexican, with a smaller menu and lack luster preparation. The space is still cool and service is fine, but the food, which is why you go there, is past its day. Needs a do-over!

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Sndvl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best margaritas ever! Perfect happy hour spot - and dinner after you've had your fair share of the $5 margaritas. Highly recommend the al pastor tacos. Flavorful, juicy, tangy, delicious!

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vipJohnD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentation and taste was outstanding. Excellent cucumber margarita. Our server, Sam, was attentive and knowledgeable about the entire menu so as to answer all of our questions. Building can amplify the energetic crowd, but I didn't find that to be a problem. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
125 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While this restaurant is one of my favorites in University City for everyday dining, I also like it for celebrating with friends!

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TomG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic, Emmanuel is a great guy who really knows how to make people feel welcome. We look forward to returning soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Distrito is a fun place to go with a family or a group of friends. Service was attentive and food was creative and served at the proper temperature with good spacing. We have dined there a number of times and would return.

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vipRunner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was nothing special. The guacamole had no chunks in it and was just ok. The special taco was 450 and it was so small it was funny. The margaritas where good but not worth the money

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Paul
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just got 3 taco's each, but they were very tasty. Service and atmosphere were excellent. We'll be back to try more things :).

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KatMF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious here! Service is quick and I love the energy of the restaurant. The tortilla soup is one of my favorite menu items; sooo good! Their tacos are always a good bet; very filling and a nice variety are offered.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We'r were dat on the top floor ad it was more family oriented. The drinks were good and the desserts Outstanding. Burritos lacked meat, they were more filled with rice and beans than pork. Taste was ok. Servers where attentive and cordial. Overall, it was ok. Pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distrito has always been a favorite. This time we also had the Horchata Flam for dessert. Absolutely scrumptious. Service was excellent as always too.

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lohan
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distrito is always one of my favorite places to go so my friends took me here for my birthday. The service is always so fast and our server was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. Food was delicious and came out quickly! Can't wait to go back again!

FAQs

Distrito Taqueria does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Distrito Taqueria also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 222-1657.

Distrito Taqueria is rated 4.6 stars by 3296 OpenTable diners.

Distrito Taqueria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://garces.americommerce.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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