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Pepita Cantina

4.1
4.1
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Pepita is the brainchild of Chef Mike Isabella and Taha Ismail, partner and beverage director for Mike Isabella Concepts. True to its name, this Mexican cantina features a small menu of casual Mexican favorites along side a robust 35-drink cocktail program of classic Mexican and contemporary American cocktails with an extensive list of tequila, mezcal, and fruit juices that are squeezed in-house daily.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday & Monday: 11:30am-9pm (bar until 10pm) Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30am-10pm (bar until 11pm) Happy Hour everyday from 3pm-7pm.
  • Phone number
    (703) 312-0200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American.<br /><br />Visit us at mikeisabella.com/catering/<br />Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Pepita Cantina offers private and semi-private dining along with multiple chefs tasting menu options for you and your guests. Our small plate concept provides a taste of Mexican cuisine for everyone in your party. We also offer full-restaurant buyouts.
  • Private party contact
    Gina Dakouni: (202) 321-5857
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    Entrance on North Quincy St.
  • Parking details
    In addition to street and metered parking, garage parking is available at 4075 Wilson Blvd, in Two Liberty Center across the street. Entrance is next to HSBC on Randolph St. $3 from 5pm-midnight during the week and all day on the weekends.
  • Public transit
    Virginia Square, Ballston
  • Entertainment
    We have three TV's to show all sports events year round. Specials are paired with sports every day.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

125 Reviews
  1. CGArl

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pepita Cantina is preparing to close and is serving only drinks and non-kitchen snacks (i.e. chips). Diners should be apprised of this as long as reservations are still being booked. Note that we are sad about the demise, we've enjoyed many pleasant evenings here.

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  2. KimberlyB

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to sit at the bar, and our bartender James was outstanding. He was extremely personable, but recognized when my date and I wanted to talk amongst each other. He offered us tasting of the margaritas, and attempted to upsell us when possible, but he did so without being too pushy. As a former bartender myself, I found him to be personable, perceptive, and respectful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good for groups

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  4. krystlew

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great veggie tacos!

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  5. thegodmother

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    great tacos - all the concrete makes it hard to speak to one another.

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  6. AllieBoBallie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down, Pepita Cantina has some of the best guac, queso, and salsa in the DC area. I'm also a big fan of their veggie taco, but I wish they'd add ANOTHER vegetarian taco to the mix. Regardless, it's always delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I went in thinking that this would be nice Mexican food, but it wasn’t. Everything was white-gentrified and pricey. This place takes simple food and makes it into hipster garbage. Elote has renamed “crazy corn,” for crying out loud. The menus were paper print-outs, and they clearly hadn’t bothered to read my reservation. There’s no way I was going to stay here, so we bailed. This was my anniversary dinner. Not cool.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    James was great!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was terrible, the food was over salted but some dishes had very little seasoning. We had two dishes that came out under cooked. I would not recommend this restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. HotGrill

    Orange County

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was great. The only thing was had a bit of trouble finding location. Shows one address, but actually on side street around corner. The nice man who answered phone was able to give me directions.

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Pepita Cantina is rated 4.1 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Pepita Cantina

4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Entrance on North Quincy St.
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday & Monday: 11:30am-9pm (bar until 10pm) Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30am-10pm (bar until 11pm) Happy Hour everyday from 3pm-7pm.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    In addition to street and metered parking, garage parking is available at 4075 Wilson Blvd, in Two Liberty Center across the street. Entrance is next to HSBC on Randolph St. $3 from 5pm-midnight during the week and all day on the weekends.
  • Public transit
    Virginia Square, Ballston
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We have three TV's to show all sports events year round. Specials are paired with sports every day.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 312-0200
  • Catering
    Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American.<br /><br />Visit us at mikeisabella.com/catering/<br />Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Pepita Cantina offers private and semi-private dining along with multiple chefs tasting menu options for you and your guests. Our small plate concept provides a taste of Mexican cuisine for everyone in your party. We also offer full-restaurant buyouts.
  • Private party contact
    Gina Dakouni: (202) 321-5857
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