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3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
+1 215-222-1657
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (41 reviews)
“guacamole” (48 reviews)
“churros” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never eaten such awful food. The waiters totally not interested in atendimento us. Drinks served mixed up. Can’t recomend to anybody.

Thank Theo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, & great atmosphere. Host sat us right away. Go there for great guacamole and delicious sauces that come with it.

Thank scootallover
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Enjoyed the food and service. Atmosphere was very loud. Student hangout for sure. Margaritas and Burritos were perfect. Great portions.

Thank Cosmo67
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The perfect place for drinks and great tacos! Went on Monday and had a great time. Met friends and had great service.

Thank Norman A
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Quirky yet charming. With the booth inside an old-school VW bug or the table with porch swings, Distrio showed us unexpected delights from our entrance to to our entrees.

Thank TrippsterNJ
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I had a cancelled flight and only hotel available was in the cool Universal City area. Front Desk person recommended this spot, so gave a try at 930P. I’d agree with some of the previous reviews...I also felt like the price just quite didn’t justify...More

Thank BigPapaC
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This Is not my first visit to this establishment, but my experience tonight was so positive I felt compelled to share. My wife and I were running ten minutes behind and knew our arrival would be more than fifteen minutes late. We called on the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Fun atmosphere. Reasonable service. All of the food we had was good, but nothing spectacular. Fajita servings were relatively small. Mexican Poutine is definitely worth trying. Citywide is served with tequila.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

You are informed a real treat when you sit down for a meal here..as a native Philadelphian i absolutely love that this restaurant is in my neighborhood and also that it is a culinary delight. The tasting menus are delicious and the attention to detail...More

Thank Stephani B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

After having one of the best meals EVER years ago, I brought my daughter and her 2 friends for her 15th birthday celebration last night. It was a BIG disappointment! I was hopeful the evening would improve after a rough start, but it got worse....More

Thank Pam-FromPhilly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Distrito is a vibrant celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico City with a menu focused on the diverse street foods served in what is known by locals as the Distrito Federal (D.F.). Distrito Tacqueria is our first-floor casual eatery featuring an approachable menu by Chef Jose Garces. Distrito offers a full bar featuring signature margaritas, over 250 tequilas and beer towers festooned with sugar skulls holding over 128 ounces of beer. The second-level dining room is a lively backdrop for Chef Garces’ modern Mexican small plates. Styled in pinks and greens, the restaurant features more than 600 hanging masks of Mexico’s Lucha Libre - and a four seat booth fashioned from an authentic VW Beetle, the official taxi cab of the D.F. 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.
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