Don Taco

4.7
220 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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T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
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.

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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.

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

Casual dinner. Great Mexican fusion menu.

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

As always, food was great and service fantastic.

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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 :)

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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.

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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!

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D
Washington DC
20 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!

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i
Washington DC
28 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!

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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!

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OT
Washington DC
116 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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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KC
Washington DC
22 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!

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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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VL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love DT! Great food and drinks. We came around 2pm on Saturday. The food is always so fresh and tastes great. Same with the drinks. If I had to say one thing that could possibly help is when they bring out your tray of tacos, if someone could say which is which. That would help out a lot. Especially if you’re ordering a few different ones that look similar. Other than that, still great all around!

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B
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative dishes well prepared and great service - thank you for a great Birthday experience.

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RG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was surprised at how quiet it was on a Saturday afternoon for lunch at 12:30. Sadly it did kill the vibe for me a little. The tacos were a little less than desirable. Just after eating one, the second taco was already soggy and my tortilla gave out. This review gets one extra star just for the Mexican Street corn though- it was super delicious!

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VD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have returned to this restaurant many times. The tacos are unique and delicious. One of my friends had the eggs benedict brunch, the other a burrito. You will not be disappointed in the food.

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AV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taco selection, cozy atmosphere, good service

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was really nice. Soooo good, we went for dinner then brunch.

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AV
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place
Good food


Really nice
Recoment for sure

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the customer services was Amazing! Would definitely go back

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PS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Finally made it to Don Taco and shame on us for not going sooner because the food is FANTASTIC!!! I loved every taco I had. The Ahi Tuna, The Bubba Gump Shrimp, and the Fried Avocado Taco. I can't name a favorite, they were all favorites! I have to go back and try them all they have a huge list and we loved all of them. Service was very good we eat in the upstairs part has a very nice bar and lots of TV's. It's definitely my new favorite Mexican food place in Alexandria. This is not you ordinary Mexican Food the chef clearly put a lot of thought into each of the Tacos and the ingredients in them. We would bite one and then say,"oh my God this is so good!" There was a lot of Oh my Gods last night at the table! Definitely make sure you go eat here you wont regret it it's a winner.

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

Everything was excellent!!

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KH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Everyone loved it. Great jalepeno margarita. Everything was fresh. Cool atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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s
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Everything was very good- the white queso fundo and the various tacos but we didn't like the empanadas because they were too crispy and probably deep fat fried. The crepe dessert was delicious!
The service was mediocre--they may have been short staffed but we had to track her down a few times.
We'll definitely go back- overall it was very good.

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BM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our meal was tasty. Small bite but filling. Salsa and fresh warm chips were very delicious.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don Taco is a great place for tacos and drinks. It has such tasty tacos with really well made cocktails. I would highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great variety of tacos for a great price. They are small street tacos so be sure to order a few! The service was great and so fast, we honestly didn’t wait more than 6 minutes for our app and food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time going to Don taco, both times service has been good, even when further from the server order entry and wait area. Really good food, have only done the tacos so far. Fairly keto friendly, and can do lettuce shells for dietary demands. Good spot for dates to keep things light, and encourage conversation. Not too high end like some places in the area, but still very nice. Only downside is you can rack up a bill pretty quick if your hungry and drinking, and the options for ordering in rounds is fun but tricky if you aren't keeping a mental tab.

Alcohol was good, bit high price, but goes with the area and the environment.

Very likely a returning customer for the future, also appreciate that that aren't stressed over the reservation timing and being a few minutes early or late.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good, tiny little tacos. Each one - we tried six different- was really good. My favorite was the cauliflower - super tasty! Other person loved the “land and sea” taco - shrimp and beef. I also got the mushroom (it had a LOT of shrooms) and the avocado (actually maybe that was my favorite-so yum!). Tacos are on corn tortillas - didn’t see option for flour tortillas.

Also ordered the small size of guacamole… It was a really big serving for being the “small” size. The guacamole and three tacos each was very filling for two people.

Service was quick! It was a slow night so the food came out quickly.

Margaritas- I love margaritas and theirs are pretty good. $5 happy hour (till 8pm) Monday’s. I think Thursday it’s happy hour on beer. Only complaint - too small! They come in a water glass, not a humongous margarita glass.

Overall: tasty food, fun dining experience. Affordable.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic tacos. I find that I tend to prefer their “unusual” tacos more than the traditional ones. My current fave is the cauliflower tempura taco, and the sriracha chicken, bulgogi beef, and lamb tacos are always tasty.

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S
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Drinks are great, food is good. Its a good bar.

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FC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There to celebrate a birthday, good food and drinks!

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