Distrito Taqueria

4.6
3198 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3198 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MooseQ
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was amazing. We enjoyed our birthday dinner very much. Waitress was checked out and disappeared frequently. Had to ask other nice servers who came to bring food and refill water to get her 3 different instances including our check when we were ready to go and waiting for her to show up. The reception staff and all others were very friendly and polite. Overall wonderful experience.

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GildaJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Terrible service from beginning to end. Not worth the trip.

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ChrisD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sitting in the green Volkswagen was a lark. My friends and I enjoyed the Mexican fare. The guacamole was particularly rich and the shrimp ceviche was tart with lime juice. Everything came with muchas jalapenos, which were too much for some of our party.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Mani mani taco was a pre packaged deep fried fish. The dressing and garnish were sparse. The margarita was sour and tasted like a pre mixed sour mix

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JackieT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Have always loved the food here, and the super nachos never disappoint - the best in Philly. But several favorites have disappeared from the menu (endhiladas!!! horchadas!) The remaining vegetarian option - plant based chorizo and kale - was not fantastic in either the bowl or the burrito. Fine, but not spectacular. The mushroom huarache is always very good, and I wish I'd ordered that as my entree instead. The noise level on a Saturday night was cacaphonous and conversation obstructing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very loud food and drinks were really good though

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MayaZ
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

employees were so rude and unpleasant. tacos were not good. Distrito used to be better

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MindyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great celebration for my daughters 14th bday
It’s one of her favorite restaurants in the city!! Our server Alexa was amazing too!!

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StuartC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The three beef Taco specials were very thin with not a lot of meat or other filling. The bowls looked good but overall seemed expensive for the tacos. Beer was good value.

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CarmenG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best margaritas and Mexican food in University City. Whimsical colors and decor. Great service and value.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall experience Was great and food was amazing!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
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!

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HersheySS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 15 October 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 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

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KKon
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food very good.
Service fast and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Janeen
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 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

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vipPatV
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun night and amazing food! We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious drinks and food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipcityfoody
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 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.

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Jessica
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMurs
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great experience as always!

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Becks
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 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 17 July 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 15 July 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
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 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
35 reviews
Dined on 6 July 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 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipcityfoody
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 July 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
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DinnerOut
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 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 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LaurenM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 June 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
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful

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viphowardc
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 222-1657.

Distrito Taqueria is rated 4.6 stars by 3198 OpenTable diners.

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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