TTT Mexican Diner

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TTT Mexican Diner showcases authentic street food of Mexico City. The daily brunch menu offers a variety of Fresh Fruit, House-Made Pastries, Scrambles, Benedicts, Omelets, Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffles and Signature Brunch Dishes. Menu items feature cage-free eggs, house-made lamb chorizo sausage and additional meats sourced from local Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania farms. TTT also features a pastry corner where breads, biscuits and traditional Mexican pastries are made in-house. The Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffle, Chocolate and Vanilla Conchas, and Yucatan Buñuelos are standouts that whisk guests to Mexico.
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12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was along wait for our server to appear, but He did apologize for the delay. However it was so loud we could not communicate the waiter keep holding His ear to let us know it was difficult to hear to Us even to place an order. The food is ok but there are many others I would try before going back.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Extremely overpriced. My boyfriend and I split an entree, and the tacos were over $15. They were tiny and the size of my fist and didn’t even come with a side! Ridiculous! Also, a small snack size bowl of guacamole is $10.

1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For Tacos, it is very expensive.

The food is tasty, but overall, the cost of the Tacos really turned us away from it. We would be willing to try another dish instead of the tacos.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much! We’ve been to TTT ~5 times and Buena Vida 6. This time the music was way too loud though; to the point you had to borderline shout to hear the other people our table. Food, service, and everything else was great!

New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

A little bit loud for a dining area. Everything else was top notch.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The server charged my credit card incorrectly!! He said he voided the charge but he hasnt so now i have to call my credit card company. He charged me twice the amount he was supposed to.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great- can’t wait to try Buenaventura’s vida rooftop!

Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great family friendly place. SUPER loud! So don’t go here for a romantic evening. It’s fun, energetic, bright and busy. We love their food but it adds up with drinks! We have gone several times and the service was inconsistent. Some times we go and have a great server who is super attentive, and other times I’ve had to go to the bar myself to get our drinks that sat for nearly 15 minutes (and we were 2 tables from the server station at the bar). Overall very fun place, delicious food!

Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was pretty good, but it was way too noisy. Couldn't talk to the person next to me without shouting in each other's ear.

Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We tried it out, it took about 10-15 minutes to get seated even with our reservations. We waited a while for drinks as we were informed bar was backed up, one friend ordered a frozen margarita which she was told the machine was broken and another ordered a mango margarita that had to be sent back, the 2nd try for her drink was much better. Food was tasty and served quickly. The biggest downside for us was how loud the restaurant was, to the extent you can even hear the server. Hopefully these are growing pains and the issues will be worked out

Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It is fun but sit outside - it’s super loud inside on the first floor and makes conversation difficult. Classic margarita and guacamole is good - my favorite taco was actually the mushroom, topped with cheese and potato crisps!

1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was great.

Server was crazy busy. Didn't come back with second cocktail at all... like he never asked if I wanted one and as if I never said yes. Some people have off-nights so I get it, can look past that.

The real rub was that it's loud. Extremely and uncomfortably loud. It's so loud we almost left early. You have to shout for anyone to hear you, and because it's so loud, people are shouting louder and louder at each other which runs up the volume even more. I would not recommend that to anyone, would not make future reservations, and would not go myself unless I could guarantee I'd sit outside or be there when it's well under half-capacity.

Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mixed views among our group, primarily related to food. Some thought things were amazing (mushroom taco and mojito) while other tacos were underwhelming (carnitas and chicken). Neat space and excellent service.

New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food! Excellent guac and every taco was more delicious than the prior one!

Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place has great drinks & tacos! They’re still kinda new, so the menu has changed a lot since my last trip (in May). This time, my friend and I each got a margarita (I opted for the hibiscus on the rocks & she had a frozen strawberry). The drinks were tasty & summery, but not too strong. We started with the chips & salsa (no longer gratis) & enjoyed them, especially the green salsa. We each had mix & match tacos for lunch—ironically, we both picked the grilled fish and garlic shrimp so we tried 4 in all (I also had a Baja & she had a carnitas). I really appreciate that they expanded the taco options on the new menu. Since I’m a pescatarian, I opt for the seafood options and liked the Baja taco the best (fried fish). This is a fun spot & I’ll definitely be back again! Of note, their patio seating is limited but worth the wait 😁

Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very nice, friendly server. Had to wait a long time even for cocktails! Food was so-so and they were out of several things we wanted to order. Overall, disappointing.

Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Love the ambience. The food is ok and I think has potential. The margaritas/chips and Salsa and guacamole are good.

1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Love the vibe of the new place , the atmosphere and design . The food was mediocre, wine selection is poor. The staff was fabulous!

1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We were very disappointed with the quality of the tacos. The pork was overcooked in the Al Pastor taco and the duck confit taco was tough. However, both the Baja taco and the Garlic Shrimp taco were pretty good. Extremely overpriced for the quality.

Will not return.

1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I ordered a guacamole app and never got it. Everything else was good!

Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was amazing!! Best tacos I've had in Arlington so far. My only wish is that it was a little lighter and the music wasn't too loud. Everything else was delicious and sold at a great price!

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice space, but very loud.

Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Actually moved upstairs to eat at Buena Vida again, our second visit. First time showed some promise but this one was very disappointing. Chicken entree had surprisingly little flavor and lamb not much better - and lamb presentation was not appetizing, to say the least (see photo). Margaritas were skimpy compared to first visit (see photo) and server obviously didn’t have a lot of experience. Guacamole was again a highlight. Sorry, but won’t be back, at least for some time.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I really really wanted to love TTT. The ambiance and the service were excellent. But the food was just bland. The noise level was so loud I couldn't hear anyone at my table.

1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was really nice but the food was mediocre.