Delicious tapas-style Mexican.Delicious tapas-style Mexican. Best surprise was the chicken tacos. I thought they'd be boring compared to the other taco options, but the pineapple salsa took them to another level.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh End Food And A Warm WelcomeInnovative , natural Mexican food. Warm attentive service. Casual yet sophisticated at same time. What fun!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCinco De Mayo fun!Great ambience, very friendly people and great service. The food presentation was done extremely well but the authenticity of the mexican food was missing BUT to their defense this is, as Distrito calls it, a modern mexican restaurant (tapas at a Mexican restaurant). My best friend and I just thought the food could have been little more tastier but that just us AND it also may have simply been the dishes we ordered which were the los tacos de CAMARONES Y CHORIZO y enchilada de pollo. This place could definitely be for YOU!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome MargiritasI had yet to try a good margarita, and they definitely have one of the very best I ever tried here. I went to distrito for cinco de mayo.....the crowd was energetic, and the staff was at tentative and quite friendly......the shrimp tacos are where its at, and the flatbreads are all amazing...I had a delightful eveing here. some of the best Mexican I have ever had. Il def be back5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first timeThe food was delicious!
My friend ordered the carnitas, which not only came out very quickly but looked amazing.
The Ignacio nachos followed, and were perhaps the most amazing nachos ever. The chips were crisp, smothered in black beans, peppers, radish, and cheese. The portion was large enough for us to share.
I ordered the district chicken, and wow! was it awesome. My first time trying anything yuca, but I was pleasantly surprised. They tasted like a slightly sweet but savory potato. And the chicken itself was outstanding. All white meat, with a chipotle orange glaze that wasn't spicy but so savory and delicious. Again, the portion was quite large, so 4 of us finished it.
And the drinks!
The Paloma was delicious!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMloved it!Food and service are excellent! Highly recommended for Sunday brunch.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth It!Food was Wonderful!!! The wait staff was attentive and warm. The food was fresh and portion size was just right!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat timefirst time at this restaurant. googled "fun places to eat in philly" and found it. will definitely be back! great food, great pomegranate margaritas, great service. A+!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFunky and FunRelaxed atmosphere, every aspect of the ambience was on point. Crazy-good tacos, ceviches, and drinks, like pomegranate rosemary margueritas.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHaven't been here in a while,Haven't been here in a while, but it's good to know the food is still extremely good. Love the smaller portions and sharing.
Although they did take the Tres LEches cake off the menu for dessert.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food. Loved the shrimpAwesome food. Loved the shrimp ceviche!!! Great service too.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhimsy and great food/drinks!This fun and visually exciting place really delivers--food's great, atmosphere is vibrant and playful, drinks festive. A great choice for special occasions and groups, but we were just two and had a great time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Excellent!The food was excellent as always! You can't go wrong with the nachos, guacamole, or tacos. The service is always excellent as well!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMChocolate cake with espressoChocolate cake with espresso ice cream was the only let down.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to quite a few mexicanI've been to quite a few mexican restaurants in the US--but Distrito is one of the very best. They've created an imaginative menu with creative twists on authentic mexican fare--the knid you actually find while in Mexico.
Here's what I ate:
Octopus Cevice - Outstanding
Duck confit huaraches - Very good
Lengua Tacos - Never had it before--best taco I've ever had
Flank Steak tacos - Incredible
Had no room for dessert, but the churros looked really great. If I am ever back in Philadelphia, I'll be sure to visit Distrito again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was wonderful and weDinner was wonderful and we will definitely be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and drinks were great,Food and drinks were great, we were sat very quickly, service was quick.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 2nd time at DistritoThis is my 2nd time at Distrito and brought 3 friends who have never been there before. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. The Kobe beef tacos and shrimp ceviche are a must for anyone that has never had them. They are incredible. The friends that came with me were very impressed and we ate as the food came out, did not feel rushed and enjoyed every minute of it.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.....great ambiance!!Great food.....great ambiance!! Really enjoyed our dinner and our night.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and waiter wasGreat food and waiter was very knowledgable of the menu to provide recommendations.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Fit for a New YorkerBrought a New Yorker to Distrito who was suitably impressed with the vibrancy of the scene (including diversity in terms of ethnicity and age) and who LOVED the food. Food is very flavorful without being overwhelmingly spicy. The flavors of each dish are unique while still being themed and everything goes together really well. Love the small plates so you can try lots of different things. And when the bill came, I was pleasantly surprised.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Thursday. TheWe went on a Thursday. The high noise level makes it a good choice for blending in with children. But it is difficult to carry on a conversation, unless you are happy to yell. Weekends are not so loud because they open the other half of the restaurant, so customers are more spread out.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to be a favorite!We go back time after time & Distrito never disappoints!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and cameFood was excellent and came out quick. Went with a group of 6 so we decided to order about 12 small plates and share. Were considering the tasting menu but didn't like that we would all get the same thing if we did so. Since we got a bunch of different things I was able to try things that I may not have specifically ordered for myself, like the ceviche (awesome), tongue and rabbit (could have done without). Even simple things, like the guacamole and enchiladas were excellent! Gotta have the Churros for dessert, came out warm with two fabulous desserts. The only thing that I didn't like was that the seats we were sitting on rocked, don't need to be moving when I am eating. Especially something this messy.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME!! Order the hangarAWESOME!! Order the hangar steak nachos...you will not be disappointed .3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. Great valueExcellent service. Great value - spent $100 for family of 5, including appetizers and dessert. Portions are perfectly sized. Octopus appetizer was very tasty.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDistritoWith our two young kids in tow, we dined early Saturday evening so as not disturb any potential date-nights.
The service was helpful, yet not imposing and the food was amazing. Our dishes came out promptly, but we did not feel rushed.
We will be back for a kid-free night for sure.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night for a big group.We took a group of seven people (including a 6 year old and 2 year old) here the other night and had a great time. Reservation was a bit earlier because of the kids but the place was still vibrant and fun. The food was really fun and some very inventive takes on traditional Mexican food. The guacamole with crab was amazing! While there isn't a kids menu per se, they did have chicken tacos and quesadillas that the kids loved. The fresh fruit margaritas were also fantastic. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive as well. Can't wait to go back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeLove the food. The fish tacos are amazing. This is one of the favorite spots for my wife and I.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a fun place to takeThis is a fun place to take clients or friends. I highly recommend it!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was AMAZING, serverService was AMAZING, server was able to make lots of great recommendations and food runners explained what each item was and what was in it when it arrived. Food was INSANE!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDistrito never disappoints!Distrito never disappoints! The tapas style dining allows you to sample a variety of wonderfully spiced dishes. Mexican cuisine without all the heavy sauces and sour cream. The seasonal margaritas are a deliciously yummy - Rosemary pomegranate is a combination to covet. I will always recommend Distrito.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both fantastic! We ate at Distrito two Saturday nights in a row...how lucky are we!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mexican tapas on East CoastThis is Mexican with Tapas that every person from Seville will go for it. It is the best in North East. Nothing comes close In New York, Or DC. Even
every vegetarian will appreciate the delightful preparations. Up
We came from DC and NYC and will do this again. Our 2 year old Marisa liked the food and asked her mom, when are we going back.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM