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Don Pablo's

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3525 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22305
+1 703-548-4129
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This location is closed, no advance warning seemed to be given. The building has been vacated. We used to enjoy eating here occasionally, but it's no longer an option.

Thank emtpete
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have been here a few times, food is good and not expensive. We have always left happy. The service has always been good, nice servers. I always ask for food with no spice and it is impossible to get 100% spice free food. But I can manage with lots of liquid. My wife and mother in law like spice,... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food was good and the staff was excellent. One of my favorites places after a good movie. Plenty of Nachos and a decent glass of wine

Thank David H
Sugar Land, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Dirty silverware. Beans and rice were lukewarm and tasteless. Fish tacos were average. Subpar Tex-mex. Slow service.

Thank Victor H
washington dc
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289 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after the Nationals won today. I had the chicken fajitas. Very tasty. Served hot and sizzling. The corn bread is great. Server was quick and kept the ice tea filled. Everything around me looked and smelled great. Give it a try when in Alexandria.

Thank weekendwonder1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

In all fairness, they seemed to be very understaffed for Labor Day. Our food was good but, we did have a considerable wait for service. The waitress apologized saying they were understaffed. Nothing was a standout so I'm being a little generous with 4 stars. Would I come here again? If I was in the area yes.

Thank vandpstewart
Gyor, Hungary
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a huge place with dull music in the background. We had to speak in loud voices to be heard, even though the cavernous room was not full. The fillings and toppings (salsa, green chili cheese dip, guacamole) were quite good - much better than the tasteless tortilla chips and taco shell and soft tortilla. Portions were very generous.... More 

Thank hapsburgqueen
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after a nine-mile bike ride mainly for a beer and some chips and salsa. Ended up meeting my wife and staying for dinner. To our surprise it was taco night: bottomless tacos, chicken our (ground) beef, hard or soft taco shell all for $9.99. Jamisha, our bartender/server was phenomenal. She was attentive, courteous, pleasant, and FAST. No small... More 

Thank Russell Y
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Traveling to DC stopped by for dinner. Had the Conquistador plate. Wow!! Lots of food for the money. Everything very tasty and service was great. There was something on the plate thats was very spicy but it tasted great so I ate it as well.

Thank davidpf
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant. I come here so much. My favorite things on the menu are the fajita trio,buffalo shrimp tacos and the buffalo chicken tacos. The free chips and salsa be so goooood. The salsa be so good. I need the recipe lol. My favorite drink is the corona rita. When i went on my bday they sung... More 

Thank Dmvbraider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3525 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-4129

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