District Taco 5723 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 10.30.11
You never know what you're going to get when you stop into a local taco joint in NoVa. Sometimes you get lucky. This was one of those times.I like the fixin's bar. Everything was fresh and nicely prepared. I didn't catch a hint of canned anything. Always nice when you get fresh chopped jalapenos and spicy salsa at no extra charge.
The menu is simple, but varied. I want to come back and try the Huevos Rancheros. A friend of mine had them. He said they were fiery and kept him sweating for a while after he finished. I'll be back to give them a shot.
I ended up with a Burrito Mojado with pork. It was spicy enough to make it interesting, but naturally I slathered it with their hot home-made salsa after I took this picture. The decor is sparse, and the music is varied, but definitely Mexican.
Nicely chopped. Obviously not coming from a can.
You can get Cerveza! Ice cold.
This is one of my favorite trends in the local fast-casual scene. Boyland's Soda Machines. I don't know about you, but real Birch Beer takes me back to days of $.25 bottles out of a machine.
Recycled napkins? Check. Compostable food containers? Check. Free Wifi? Check. Supporting other local merchants like M.E. Swing Coffee? Two points for that one.
All-in-all, a nice concept with good food. I think these folks will be rolling out a few more and I hope they jump the river over into my neck of the woods. Until then, looks like I'll have to cross over to try the Huevos. See you soon guys.
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