Distrito Taqueria

4.5
3228 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3228 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience Was great and food was amazing!

E
Emily
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was a little bland and they charged for extra salsa for it ? Felt nickel and dimey. Service was great when we first arrived very attentive but once we finished eating, it took 30 minutes to get our check and another 10 minutes for that to be processed. Cute vibes and tables though!

HS
vipHersheySS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good and the decor is really cool. The bar is large and was busy but not crazy. The restaurant is loud with high ceilings that bounce the sound and there was music playing (but not too loud) so keep that in mind if you need a quiet place or with anyone who has a hard time hearing in a crowd.

My beef tacos had great flavor but there was nothing additional on them, and no side options like queso or lettuce or even beans seemed to be offered. It was priced reasonably but it was only just enough even with chips and guacamole shared as an appetizer, and I usually eat half an entree. The special tacos had more filling and the burritos were huge so just something to consider as you pick your entree but for all five of us, the food tasted excellent. Margaritas were awesome and the churros the table ordered for dessert were amazing.

Staff was very friendly but clearly they are suffering from shortages too. The food came out quickly although one order was wrong (tacos instead of a burrito). They replaced it without a fuss and it came out fast so it didn't really affect the length of the meal much.

For a casual place with good food, reasonable pricing and great drinks, this is a definite repeat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Service good. Was seated right away. Accommodated my large party. But it was soo loud we could barely hear each other. The floor and table was sticky

KK
KKon
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food wasn’t great. Everything seemed pre-prepped to push out of the kitchen at a moments notice. Seems like more of a college spot for pitchers of margs - which were better than the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good.
Service fast and friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great and came quickly. Service was excellent. Margarita was pretty gross.

J
Janeen
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay but drinks were WAY OVER priced
Get a receipt our tab seemed to be double what it was listed as on the menu

PV
vipPatV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night and amazing food! We will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Mexican inspired food I’ve had in the city. 100% recommend and will be going again. I had the plantains, carnitas tacos, and churros for dessert. Excellent all around

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious drinks and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and definitely will be back. Food and drinks absolutely delicious this was my first time here.

c
vipcityfoody
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distrito continues to be fabulous! The service is spectacular - with food and drinks arriving barely after they've been ordered. Everything is delicious and the atmosphere is very upbeat. It's always a wonderful choice - and delivered reliably as always for dinner last night with a good friend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - plantains, tacos, quac and chips, cornbread, yummy!! Danny, our server was great and outdoor table felt covid safe and comfortable.

J
Jessica
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food. Normally sit outside but this time sat inside and it was awesome.

M
vipMurs
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great experience as always!

B
Becks
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for 11, they sat us at back to back tables in a secluded corner of the restaurant, which was very nice. Service was absolutely fantastic and food came out quickly. 10/10 experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I used to love this place but since the chef and menu changed it has not been the same. The appetizer portions are smaller and are not a good value for their price. The salad was not very good. I enjoyed the bowls, overall I loved this place and it was genuinely one of my favorite restaurants but I don’t know if I would come here as much as I did in the past for the value

DL
DanLanTan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I took some family here that were visiting the area. We ordered the taco bar for 4 and a quesadilla for 5 people. The taco bar was more than enough food for everyone, we really didn’t need the quesadilla. The meat was really good and moist. Just wish there was shredded cheese included in the diy taco bar. Also, or water cups were never refilled.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was awful. There is no way this restaurant can claim to be in the top 20 in the US. Not even 100k.
I spent 80 dollars plus for basically two trays of bag chips and and two shot glasses of jar like salsa. It’s a crime to suggest this place is at best good.. just awful.

F
Fooddude
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We enjoyed our meals at Distrito (after spending some time finding the entrance). Tacos, in particular, were quite good as were the cocktails. Biggest complaint was the noise level which was very loud and a fair amount of seating with backless chairs - this meant that we did not want to linger long. Overall, solid restaurant with interesting decor and good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

c
vipcityfoody
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time back at Distrito indoors since the pandemic started. It was absolutely wonderful! Delicious and great service as always had been.

A
Anthony
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment! Big thanks to the wait staff !

DO
DinnerOut
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were excited to celebrate our daughter’s birthday at Distrito, but were quickly disappointed. We arrived and were told that the upstairs dining room was closed for a private party. We were seated in the bar area at a picnic table. We felt rushed as our meals arrived within 10 minutes of our appetizers. We were given plastic silverware and when I asked if they had regular silverware was told they didn’t have any. We have dined at this establishment many times over the years and we have always loved it and were eager to return. I am saddened to say we are not so eager to return.

RC
RonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Great chips an Guacamole. Not too much onions.

LM
LaurenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have such a gem in their head Chef...a man that truly cares about the whole restaurant. Their service was excellent, the food was delicious and the ambiance was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

h
viphowardc
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently exceptional on all front. Delicious food, wonderful food and good value for the dollar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Menu seems smaller and not as many entree choices. Food is great but very overpriced for portion size. Seating uncomfortable.

MR
vipMaggieR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out as a family since COVID. The Distrito menu is much smaller than it used to be, but the food and drinks we had were delicious. I had the beef birria tacos and they were great. Hard to go wrong adding queso. We also had some tasty margaritas and ended the meal with churros. The food came out quickly and our waitress was a total professional, impressive given how short staffed most places are these days. Overall it was a great night out.

RW
vipRockyW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Haven't been here in many years. Not the same as remembered. Not as fancy, food quality not as good. Service was good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Robin was great! Very cute outdoor set up:)

NB
NitaBee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and margaritas were so damn good. my kids loved the place.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
140 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

F
vipFoodlover21210
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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.

S
Savado
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 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,

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the new happy hour menu

N
Nina
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Distrito Taqueria using the Order Online button. Distrito Taqueria also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Distrito Taqueria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 222-1657.

Distrito Taqueria is rated 4.5 stars by 3228 OpenTable diners.

Distrito Taqueria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://distritophilly.getbento.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Distrito Taqueria