Distrito Taqueria

4.5
3296 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
What 3296 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcityfoody
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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vipMurs
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great experience as always!

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Becks
1 review
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Fooddude
New England
30 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.

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

Great food and service!

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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.

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

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

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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.

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RonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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

Delightful

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viphowardc
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 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.

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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.

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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NitaBee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
139 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipFoodlover21210
Baltimore
53 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.

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 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,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the new happy hour menu

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
139 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice on the weekend to celebrate with friends!

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vipNatashaL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best nachos and margaritas around

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bernadetteD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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ArielS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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 February 14, 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
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 12, 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 February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Margaritas are the best. The waitress were very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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 January 31, 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 January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor food. Poor service.

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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 3296 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.

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