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Taqueria el Poblano

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2503A N. Harrison St., next to Harris Teeter Shopping Center, Arlington, VA 22207
+1 703-237-8250
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was a decent place to meet friends, it had a nice atmosphere. Most people seem to go when the Italian place has a line.

Thank Michele B
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate an early dinner here on a Saturday. Beginning with the tortillas chips and yummy salsa served up with a friendly smile, we really enjoyed our meal. We shared a few different items on the menu including the baja fish tacos, crispy LA style veggie taco, veggie burrito al arriba, and the rajas poblanos. Yes, we ate lots of... More 

Thank atarzia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having lived for over 25 years in the DC area, I was on a surprisingly endless search for truly wonderful Mexican food - and finally found it in Arlington. Taqueria el Poblano is the one place I can always count on for very fresh (most importantly in their amazing shrimp and fish dishes) food and margaritas (real lime juice). Dinner... More 

Thank BeachchairVA
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is our reliable go-to neighborhood restaurant when we want to be sure we will enjoy what we order and have a pleasant evening. So when our college-aged son offered to take us out for dinner before he returns to school, we all agreed Taqueria el Poblano would be a great choice. They have large (but not ridiculously huge) portion... More 

Thank Zipdedoo
Vienna, Austria
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467 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriends and I have been coming here for years - it's fun and reliable and the food and margaritas are always good. Tonight I had my longtime favorite tostada with pork - it's huge but lots of lettuce. Always a good dish. Tacos, chips and salsa are also good. My only complaint is that they put specials on boards... More 

Thank LivingInWien
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great fresh Mexican food (ATTENTION) good location near Marymount University !Good margaritas! Hot sauce is very good

Thank Julia V
Arlington, Virginia
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have been coming here since they opened. We love the fresh made salsa and the friendly service. They've had some of the same servers since the beginning. Great margaritas.

Thank vkbrennan
Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Sunday brunch offerings were ok, but not memorable. Pleasant atmosphere. Park on a side street and walk rather than deal with the parking lot.

Thank hfinArl
Inver Grove Hei
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Taqueria el Poblano is a small restaurant in a very charming part of Arlington. I had two kinds of tacos, one beef and one chicken curry -- both delicious. I also had a very good Margarita -- service was good, food was good, and the area was fun to walk in afterwards.

Thank Gail B
Washington DC
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The ala carte tacos are the way to go!! The chips, salsa and margaritas are pretty delicious as well. Family-friendly seating and the service is always excellent!

Thank we_bHiKe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2503A N. Harrison St., next to Harris Teeter Shopping Center, Arlington, VA 22207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-237-8250
Southern California - style Mexican food. Fresh ingredients, fresh-squeezed margaritas voted "BEST" in DC area 2014. Friendly atmosphere and lots of regulars all ages. Popular Sunday bunch -otherwise lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?