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About Distrito Taqueria

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, Queso Dip, Hongos Huarache. A selection of over 70 tequilas, highlighted by Patron Burdeos, Don Julio, El Jimador, 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.

3945 Chestnut Street
(entrance on 40th St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11:30AM-9:00PM
Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-10:00PM

*Please call the restaurant for holiday hours of operation.*

Cross Street:
40th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 222-1657

Website:
http://philadelphia.distritorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Salsa dancers, live bands, and more can be part of your next private event! Ask our event coordinators about unique entertainment to take your party to the next level. Don't forget to ask about the Karaoke Lounge...

Catering:
Bring Distrito to your next event! Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere.

You can even have mexican street food at your party - Guapos Tacos is the ultimate party food... tacos on wheels!

Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email catering@garcesgroup.com

Parking Details:
There are several private parking lots in the area including 40th & Walnut and 39th & Market. Metered street parking is available, but limited.

Public Transit:
By train the Market-Frankfort Line stops at 40th & Market. By Bus, the 21 line runs down Chestnut street & stops at 40th Street. The 30 line runs up Market to 40th Street.

Executive Chef:
Jose Garces

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
With lively settings, impeccable service, and festive menus, Distrito is perfect for group dinners with friends, special occasions, corporate events, and holiday parties. Distrito is also a unique space for Bar & Bat Mitsvahs, weddings, and rehearsal dinners.

Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining room 7 days a week. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 40 guests for a seated dinner and up to 50 for a passed reception. As well, our Karaoke Lounge is the best kept secret west of the river and north of the border! Your group can even reserve an entire floor - upstairs can host upwards of 175 guests and downstairs, about 100.

The entire restaurant can be reserved exclusively for approximately 300 people.

Please note, a fixed price menu is required for groups of 14 or more.

Please call our event coordinators to plan your next event at Distrito! (267) 284-7979 or email us at events@garcesgroup.com

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Private Dining

Garces’ most versatile restaurant concept, Distrito, can host events of all types and sizes. From corporate events and meetings to wedding receptions, birthdays and Mitzvahs, Distrito’s vibrant interior is perfect for any occasion.

Distrito Taqueria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (26)
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Hot Spot (12)
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Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Spicy (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Waiter really made the whole experience so much more enjoyable

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and drinks in a cool environment

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The taco Tuesday is amazing. Really great tacos for $2 a piece and great happy hour prices.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love it! It's delicious and a fun atmosphere and the food is not expensive. It's a well oiled machine. The restaurant and bar close at 10 PM on weekends, so that's something to consider.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great except the waiter could of spoke louder. It was hard to hear him!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lunch was very quiet at 1:30. Service was a little uncomfortable/awkward...a few mistakes were made, which was fine. Food was really good!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The waiting staff was very friendly but also allowed us to enjoy our meal. The food came out fairly quick and was clearly fresh. We ordered the guac , and three tacos each and everything was extremely good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved everything about place .
Only negative I would say is the water boy was very rude and ignorant . But the rest of our encounters with staff was above average

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I came to Distrito for a friend's birthday this weekend. I had come to this location once before but it was probably 3 years prior, but I was so happy that it was just as good as I remembered. Our server was so quick and right there anytime we needed her. We had some picky eaters and everything was accommodated and delicious. The guacamole is a must-get! Portions are perfect and everything came out hot and fresh. I can't wait to go back already-

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Would highly recommend. Great food and service.We love that Distrito has happy hour everyday - with perfect $5-7 margaritas and specials. Can't find many places like that in the city. Also loved the tofu-chorizo option for my delicious quesadilla!! Will be back soon hopefully!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I went with a few friends for a fun and relaxed night out, and Distrito was perfect for a casual get-together! The passionfruit margs and Super Nachos were excellent and great for sharing. Only complaint/suggestion is that there is no where to put coats/jackets, and we were seated at a tall round table with stools, so I wish I had reserved a table with benches instead.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The ambience is stunning and the food is great and reasonably priced. Our waiter was super friendly and helpful. It's a great place to go with a group of friends for a birthday, special occassion, or just a fun night. Even though it is very lively with many people it is not difficult to hear your own conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were not as happy after leaving as we usually are. What has changed? It seems like there have been some changes, like the menu and maybe the service too. No peanuts on the table? The change in menu. We ordered shrimp fajitas and my wife didn't really like her food. I had the chicken fajitas, and it was mostly onions. It even seemed like the churros were different. It is not like it used to be with a lot of sharing meals. We were seated downstairs, not sure why, that was a first, but we would prefer upstairs. Downstairs was pretty cold. Honestly, with the prices as high as they are, and the distance we have to drive to get there, we will probably just stay local and go to Qdoba, and save about $80. We were very disappointed. It used to be my wife's favorite place to go.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been to District a few times before this and I have to say those times were much better. They have made the menu a little more sparse and have gotten rid of the Chef's tasting, which I had very much enjoyed on previous occasions. However, the food was solid, margaritas were good, and service was excellent as usual.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Such an awesome restaurant. The margaritas are refreshing, and the food is delicious. I recommend getting a few things and sharing because there's too many options you don't want to miss. The restaurant also has such adorable and unique seating that really adds a fun element to the dining experience. Staff is friendly, and service is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Six of us had a wonderful new years eve at Distrito. One of the many joys of the evening was finding out that they still had their happy hour specials available until 7pm on a holiday. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food and coctails were delicious. I also got a parking space right in front of the restaurant!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went for happy hour and the drinks were disgusting. I understand that you get what you pay for but happy hour can be an introduction to a restaurant or bar that makes a new customer a regular. The Super Nachos had little flavor. Service is generally kind but lacking professionalism. Our server, Octavio, was lovely though and tried to make our experience a good one.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very consistent. I do wish there were more gluten free options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Despite a reservation, when we arrived we were offered a high top near the bar or to sit at a long picnic table for a party of 3. Wait staff was trying hard and working fast but service was very slow (staff seemed to have a large number of tables spread all over). Food was excellent as usual (we come here fairly often). Waiter was pleasant and very helpful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Love this place! Great margaritas, excellent food, fun atmosphere!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Upscale Mexican with a fun vibe. Chicken enchiladas to die for. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best marguarita I've ever had, asked for it without sugar and they made it from scratch!
Food was good too

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Staff was excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our server Octavio was excellent and food was too!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All was good except I wanted to sit upstairs. We sat at a picnic table and for the 5 of us our backs hurt while sitting there- not comfortable. Also sitting by the door so everytime it opened, we got freezing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Tasting Menu is totally worth it!!! Even caters to vegetarian options. Great for groups and get-togethers.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was can of cold maybe because it was late at night

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Consistently excellent Mexican food. Terrific frozen margaritas. The service is friendly and prompt. The only drawback is the very high noise level, although it is possible to have a conversation. One of Philadelphia's best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was good Octivio was great. The food was okay. The drinks were great. I would go back for happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nothing special. Overpriced Mexican fare. $13 for guacamole? Nope. They changed the original concept of this restaurant from a high-end small plate tasting menu with wonderful Mexican flavors into a college taco joint. I am sure the location had something to do with it but I miss the old menu. Go to Amada or Tinto instead.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

All was fine but it was so cold in there not sure anyone can enjoy a meal there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Servers should never talk badly about customers, especially in the company of other servers and said customers. Food was okay, little pricey for the quality. Good atmosphere and good for groups, but I wouldn't eat here again

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always awesome, this time went with a large group who had 4 separate table reservations and had amazing service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Tapas, Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Second time we've been there, both times with friends who suggested it as a cool place. There was an initial wait and we were then seated at the bar area, but after telling the Manager we preferred to sit in the main dining area we were moved and he was kind enough to comp our first round of drinks for the trouble. I appreciated that gesture.

The servers were great and seemed to enjoy themselves and were responsive. The food was great and tasted fresh and full of flavor.
Ambiance was cool and modern. We would go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food. Our server Damon was fantastic. Very attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was okay; the service good. The restaurant is very noisy, and conversation was almost impossible with just one other companion.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Really worth your money when you go on Taco Tuesday for the $2.50 tacos. Otherwise it can be a bit pricy for what you get.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place was absolutely awful. In food and service. Super unprofessional and non accommodating. I was annoyed with how my server was speaking to us the whole night. Overall a very disappointing experience for food that was barely mediocre. I should have gone to chipotle.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

My only issue was the noise level- and relentless music.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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