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California Tortilla

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Mexican, Fast food, American, Southwestern
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4862 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
+1 301-654-8226
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

While at Walter Reed we stopped by for lunch on a holiday. Service staff was not so good, but the food was good quality and we re river our food in a timely manner. I would go back here, but not out of the way. Very good guac and tacos. Good variety. Tables could be cleaner.

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Thank ron c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I work down the road and they've always (save one time, not of their fault) gotten my delivery on-time. The employees in the store and the delivery drivers have always been pleasant. The food is always really good, no different from any other California Tortilla, and I've never had to correct an order. Both in store and deliveries are fast.... More 

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Thank seajanetravell
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I really like their soda machine--so many flavors! Great hot sauce collection, too. This isn't fine cuisine but solid fast food in downtown Bethesda.

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Thank Maria O
Howell, New Jersey
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Last time we were here was at their previous location. Now that they are on the corner with beautiful outdoor seating there's so much more room. The food was fresh and delicious. We sat outside on a Wedsnesday night and the town was hopping. The gentlemen behind the counter couldn't have been more gracious and friendly.

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Thank ChesmoRR
Boston, Massachusetts
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252 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

This is a tex-mex tortilla place with burritos, salads, bowls etc. Courteous service with goos explanations. Had a salad with huge pieced of grilled chicken. Lots of greens. Lots of choices. An entire wall of hot sauces. Good prices. Seemed less greasy than comparable fare at other popular chains. Great drink station with unlimited refills. It is one of the... More 

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upstate NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Good place for young kids cause the service is very quick. Also very pleasant courteous staff. But the food is meh - pretty flavorless and generic. Typical fare- meat, rice and cheese wrapped in a plain tortilla. Bowls are available. After meal ice cream - ice cream sandwich, cream sickle or ice pop. Not a place I'd head back to... More 

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Thank lisa9962
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Another chain tortilla place, hard to keep track of them all in Bethesda these days. They all try to seperate themselves from the others with little success, a tortillla is a tortilla afterall and most do them reasonably well including this establishment. You really can't go wrong for the money.

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Thank laser20814
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Ok, if you're looking for fancy food, go elsewhere. If you are looking for fresh, tasty and well priced tex-mex, this is a great place in a good location.

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Thank Josh B
Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Although it's a chain restaurant, you can get decent Mexican food quickly and at a reasonable price. There are plenty of options for kids.

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Thank PRSRJS
Kensington, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Sometimes you're just really in the mood for Mexican food and nothing else will do. Those are the days that I head to California Tortilla with my girlfriend - or CalTor as we call it. I love the tortillas, the guacamole, and I really love their salads now and then. They're filled with all kinds of great combinations like mango... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, American, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4862 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-8226

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?