Don Taco

4.6
240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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JF
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great street tacos!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good consistent food.

S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Had the burrito special.

SO
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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 July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food was delicious!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a great spot to meet up and chill

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

The food tasted awful but the drinks were good! They cheated us on the happy hour menu— they told us it didn’t apply on holidays....

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday. Guac and salsa was a great start....delicious!! All tacos and the burrito ordered were delicious. We will definitely be back!!

BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!!

T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and selection good price and great value....would definitely return and recommend!

KJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tacos were amazing! However since they are small the ‘low price’ creeps up on you. $3/$4 for a taco adds up. But I will say it is worth it. The staff is friendly too.

JT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tacos were fantastic. The Chips and Guac are always awesome and you could make a meal out that easily.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was good food and very reasonably priced. Great first date location.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual dinner. Great Mexican fusion menu.

D
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was great and service fantastic.

NF
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Margaritas were good but small and kinda pricey for happy hour. Loved the quesadilla!! Also the salsa and quac was super fresh. I’d go back :)

AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely return.

LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I requested a table with a view and it was honored!!! Thank you!

D
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday dinner: sampled a variety of the tasty little tacos, then ordered a burrito—carried half of that home, so we’d have room for churros.

They have several Mexican beers on tap.

The service was superb, the food was delicious!

We’ll be back soon!

i
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So many great little tacos of different varieties. If you like spicy you’ll be happy!

CJ
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were at Don Taco for Sunday brunch. One of us had the breakfast quesadilla and one had tacos. Both meals were outstanding!

OT
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my first visit to this restaurant. The service was very prompt. The food was delicious and I enjoyed the rice bowl with chicken. They give customers a lot of good food.

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super tasty and fun place to meet w friends - margaritas are delish - reasonably priced. Will go again!

NR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, drinks were great and the service was excellent. The tacos are small (great but small), which works out well so you can sample a bunch of them! Will definitely be returning!

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Please keep prices as is!! This is nice price with good selection of tacos though I would add a few new ones, just a suggestion only because I've tried them all. Also, you should add the Cal and Carb content on the menus, just saying. Otherwise great, could be better on the menu but still great atmosphere, food, and experience.

DM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was a good place for my purpose that night but I would prefer regular sized tacos at appropriate prices rather than those consumed in literally two bites.

KX
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went there for brunch; the dishes were solid, right what you'd expect (breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos, etc.). The portions are on the small side, but they're well-executed and the ingredients are fresh and tasty. Two of the dishes brought to us were incorrect (not what we ordered), but the restaurant resolved it all very quickly, which we appreciated. I liked the $2 mimosas - they come in slender champagne flutes, but one flute's-worth is all I would have wanted anyway. The benches downstairs are oddly shallow; it's possible the seats upstairs are more comfortable, so I suggest looking for seating up there. All in all, a relatively inexpensive option for a light brunch in Old Town.

KC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here numerous times and it's always a hit. The margaritas are great and are discounted for happy hour. The food is inexpensive and tasty. My friend with Celiac was thrilled with the fantastic gluten free options. The fried oreos for dessert are amazing! It's not a fancy place but you get solid food and drink for fair prices. I will continue to return!

SF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has awakened my taco addiction and will hopefully feed for years to come.

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