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District Taco October 6, 2011

So, I was craving a good taco the other night and amazingly won the dinner vote.   My family and I hungrily jumped in the car and off we went to District Taco in Arlington, VA.  Mexican food tends to be a fairly easy cuisine to navigate with my son’s allergies.  But to be sure, I asked the lady behind the counter about the ingredients of the meal I had hoped to order for him.  Although she speculated the choices would be okay, she called over the manager and other senior restaurant staff to discuss.


Here’s the skinny:

  • There are no items on District Taco’s menu that contain nuts.  An excellent start!  While this doesn’t guarantee any cross-contamination issues from their suppliers, it’s a relief to know that nuts are not on site.
  • Each item is customizable, making it easy to omit, say, cheese from a taco or substitute a corn tortilla for a flour one.
  • The managers and supervisors were so concerned about allergies that one translated my son’s allergies to another in Spanish to ensure they all understood clearly what he needed to avoid.

Not only was I impressed with how attentive the staff were to my food allergy questions, but my son LOVED the meal.  He proclaimed this the “best day ever!”    We all can’t wait to go back.

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2 Responses to “District Taco”

  1. mary Says:

    Hi, saw your post about District Taco and contacted them regarding my son’s allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. Here’s their response:

    We do not intentionally use nut products in any of our food including oils. However, much of our food comes with the warning that the items may have been manufactured with nut-based products so we can certify ourselves as being nut-free.

    That being said, when you order please make sure you contact a manager so he can make sure our line prepares your food properly and separately from other items. We do this for our gluten-sensitive customers.

  2. Osiris Says:

    Hola amigos!! We are glad you had a great dinner with us and that our menu agrees with your restrictions. All of our managers are ready to accommodate customers with special dietary needs so definitely make them aware when you come in. Lastly, just to clarify, there was a typo in our email response above. We are NOT certified nut-free. Hopefully, that comes through in the context of the response regardless. Hope to see you again soon! – District Taco

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