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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.). With a first-floor tequila bar and lounge and second-level dining room equipped with swiveling booths and swinging seats, Distrito is a lively backdrop for Chef Garces’ modern Mexican small plates. Styled in shocking 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 theD.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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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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Dinner from 5:00pm—10:00pm

Taqueria from 11:30am—10:00pm

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