Distrito serves modern Mexican food in a fun and quirky environment - Pepto-Bismol pink walls and VW bugs as booths to be exact. Located in University City among three of Philadelphia's major universities, Distrito is always packed with the young and young at heart that are ready to have a good time. And Chef Jose Garces (of Top Chef
and Philadelphia restaurant fame) is ready all the time for the taco-loving crowds: Distrito is open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, lunch 5 days a week and dinner 7 nights a week.
The first floor bar and tequila lounge serves a fun cantina menu, full of all different types of tacos, enchiladas and especialidades, then when served alongside a house specialty margarita, you are good to go. For the heavier appetite or a night out with friends, it's best to get a table and be prepared to share. All of the dishes are based on traditional Mexican ingredients but modernized - like the Fish Tacos with yellowtail, chipotle remoulade, avocado, red cabbage and lime juice
, or the Skirt Steak Nachos with refried beans and queso mixto.
Tasting menus are also always available, with tequila pairings, which are not recommended for the faint of heart.