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3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
+1 215-222-1657
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (40 reviews)
“guacamole” (46 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
Neighbourhood: University City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we sat down, our waitress introduced us and told us that she was also the bartender. We thought that would be fine, but the service itself wasn't great. Our waitress was not very tentative and pretty much forgot about our chips/guacamole/queso order until AFTER...More

Thank MaximusYork
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Distrito for a birthday celebration and they easily handled our party of seven adults and one infant. The enchiladas were excellent as were the large burrito ordered by one of the group. Our 'fussy' eater was taken care of with a quissadilla and...More

Thank sra2801
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This seems more like a place for a night out but my SO and I went for Sunday brunch. Pretty empty, but the food was good! And the staff was very courteous. I recommend the short rib flatbread, it has tender flavorful meat and plenty...More

Thank Sami L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I must admit I really liked the place for its feel and experience. After Abuleo's in Columbus, I found this Mexican restaurant to be so well decorated. I do not intend to say that the place has traditional looks, but the space is very neatly...More

Thank Anupam S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Traveled an hour to celebrate my daughter's special birthday to a restaurant that we remembered as a very neat, upscale place with fantastic food - a Philadelphia destination restaurant. Apparently things have changed - they first tried to seat us at a picnic table and...More

Thank pkrajsa
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We love the downstairs, more casual taco bar area. No reservations accepted. There is also a great lunch special.

Thank nmjr11
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have Celiac Disease so I was looking to go to a place in Philly that I wouldn't have to worry about getting sick. This place gets high marks in my book. The drinks from the bar were fresh and flavorful! The main dish was...More

Thank PL2016
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Now this a mix Mexican restaurant, the food is delicious and quite tasting. We try the chef tasting and it was supper, a little different but delicious. The orchata drink is fabulous, now beware the tacos and mainly all the plates are small. The place...More

Thank Jc M
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The office holiday party was at Distrito. The food was good, and the service was very friendly. It was a very nice experience.

Thank Philly700
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It's parents weekend at Drexel! My daughter and I lunched at Distrito...my second visit and just as good as I remember! The guacamole and homemade chips are to die for...amazing (and surprising) chicken tortilla soup and outstanding braised beef tacos. Friendly, unpretentious with attentive service....More

Thank msmonogram
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
  • Public Transportation: By train the Market-Frankfort Line stops at 40th & Market. By Bus, the 21 line runs down Chestnut street & stops at 40th Street. The 30 line runs up Market to 40th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-1657
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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 and lounge seating, (Distrito) is an exciting backdrop for Chef Garces' modern Mexican small plates. House Specialties Carnitas Tacos, Queso Fundido, District Chicken, Los Hongos Huarache. A selection of over 70 tequilas, highlighted by Patron Bordeos, Cuervo Reserve, De familia, Don Julio Reposado, and Sauza Hornitos and fresh fruit margaritas. Cantina Happy Hour, M-F 5-7PM 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.