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Taqueria el Poblano

Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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2503A N. Harrison St., next to Harris Teeter Shopping Center, Arlington, VA 22207
+1 703-237-8250
17:00 - 22:00
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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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food but small portions. The salsa and chips are fantastic! The serving sizes are very small even the kids meals & everything is pretty much al a carte. The prices are a bit high for what you get too, but overall the food is very good!

Thank Jessica H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fresh guac, fish tacos, busy family setting, super friendly owner/staff, fresh squeezed OJ, margueritas. We travel from Niagara to friends in DC a couple times a year. Taqeria is always a destination.

Thank Keith M
Arlington, Virginia
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant probably 50 times. Food is excellent, service great. Highly recommend the margaritas. Certainly more expensive than district taco, but worth it if you're looking for a sitdown experience.

Thank vkbrennan
Falls Church, Virginia
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109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a great restaurant if you are searching for authentic Mexican food, more the Baja variety. Great fish tacos, duck, guacamole, rice, and beans. A real local find.

Thank dejindc
san diego
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had beef taco and beef and bean burrito. We live near the Mexican border so normally get very real Mexican food so were pleasantly surprised by the authentic food here.

Thank halfretired
Arlington, Virginia
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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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34 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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491 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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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
US$ 20
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?