Distrito Jose Garces Distrito

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Mexico City comes alive in Philadelphia.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Distrito, Philadelphia, PA

Distrito Restaurant Review:

Iron Chef Jose Garces brings the energy of Mexico City to life in this colorful eatery that includes a booth fashioned from one of the city’s signature green VW Beetle taxis. Guests will also encounter Mexican oilcloth tabletops and a wall of more than 600 wrestling masks, worn by Mexico’s answer to the WWF --- the lucha libre, or free fight “professional” wrestlers. There is plenty that’s familiar on the menu, from traditional guacamole and nachos to enchiladas and quesadillas. But know that if you’re looking for Tex-Mex and dishes dripping with melted Jack cheese, this isn’t the spot for you. Garces’ Mexican “poutine” with jalapeño fondue and ground beef might be the closest you’ll get. His chicken enchiladas include coconut habanero marinade. Flatbreads, like the mushroom with huitlacoche and black truffle, are not to be missed.

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