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About Distrito

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.

About Chef Garces

Since opening his first restaurant in 2005, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as an enormous talent and one of the nation’s most gifted chefs and restaurateurs. Today, he is the owner and operator of more than a dozen restaurants across the country, plus a thriving event planning division and 40-acre Luna Farm. He is a 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” award and one of only a few chefs in the country to hold the coveted title of Iron Chef. Chef Garces is also the author of two cookbooks, The Latin Road Home (Lake Isle Press, October 2012), a culinary and cultural tour of Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Peru, and his stunning first cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, Fall 2008).

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Garces Group Events

  • Totally Tacos Cooking Class

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 6:30 pm

    Join our Chef de Cuisine, Maria Schmidt, on Wednesday, July 6, and learn to make the fun, flair and festive Modern Mexican cuisine of Distrito! This class is hands on and is perfect for all culinary skill levels. The class includes food and a selection of seasonal margaritas. The class is held at Vovler located at The Kimmel Center. Space is limited and reservations are required.

    Learn more about Totally Tacos Cooking Class

  • 2016 Democratic National Convention

    Monday, July 25, 2016 11:00 am—Friday, July 29, 2016 4:00 am

    The 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) comes to Philadelphia this summer. We will have extended hours during the weeklong convention and can accommodate DNC events, parties and dinners, privately and semi-privately. Contact us today to learn more about hosting your DNC event at Distrito!

    Learn more about hosting your DNC event at Distrito

About Distrito Philadelphia

  • Neighborhood University City
  • Food Modern mexican Small Plates
  • Alcohol Full Bar, 100+ Tequilas
  • Good For Groups, Couples, Private Events
  • Private Events? Yes! Find out more

Private Events

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Distrito boasts a variety of diverse and exciting spaces to suit any occasion, from corporate events to spirited gatherings of family and friends.

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Hours of Operation

Dinner from 5:00pm—10:00pm

Taqueria from 11:30am—10:00pm

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