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Ricos Tacos Moya Restaurant 3

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8685 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
+1 703-780-2880
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the Greater DC area. Every 2 weeks or so we drive nearly 2 hours to eat here. On our last visit the temperature was a sweltering 101 degrees. We rushed from the car through their parking lot expecting the cool A/C inside the restaurant - only to discover their A/C was totally out... More 

Thank dwsmith98
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I love how empty buildings along Richmond Highway in Alexandria have been turned into colorful restaurants, in large part by Latinos, that offer good food at good prices with friendly staff. This place is no exception, but the food is, I have to warn you, very very heavy, and even 17 hours later, my tummy continues to protest. Other than... More 

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
Rockwall, Texas
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244 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We looked and looked and looked some more for a good Mexican restaurant in this area... We walked in and out of 3 others before finding this one, and it was worth it. Our food was excellent; our margaritas were very good. The service was very good. It's definitely nothing fancy to look at, but it's very good, authentic food!

Thank LtColRiley
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Good food and people. They had a band on the Saturday we visited. I like everything about this restaurant!

Thank camus0211
Potomac, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

My colleague and I came in today for a really short lunch. We were very pleased with the authenticity and quality of the food, the quickness of the service and the lack of a crowd. We will be coming back again with more people and to enjoy drinks along with the well priced food. Thanks

Thank Mike S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Loved their gorditas. Was not very busy. Don't understand why. Much better than Taco Bell. Margaritas were a bit pricey.

Thank JSDorfman
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Went here on a Friday night looking for some Mexican food or Latin food. Overall the food was good very authentic & the prices were decent. The margarita I got wasn't the best but it was ok. The customer service was great & the staff was friendly and very welcoming. The restaurant isn't that big but it was very clean.... More 

Thank 4inchspikes
Columbia, Maryland
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591 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

One wants this place to succeed. Anyone who has lived in the greater DC metro area knows what a wasteland it is for Mexican food. Everything masquerades as Mexican, but then it turns out to be deep fried Salvadoran. Yikes! This place may be different, but the enchiladas were cold and completely without flavor. The margarita tasted watered down and... More 

Thank Philip S
Mims, Florida
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211 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

The main dishes are exquisite and the prices very reasonable. The atmosphere along with the bathrooms and the accompanying side dishes could use a little sprucing up. But if you can overlook those small details you're in for one heckuva good Mexican meal.

Thank RoanP
Oakland, Maine
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

They say you can't judge a book by its cover and this little restaurant certainly shows how true that statement can be. While the exterior is not fancy, the fine Mexican cuisine offered up was anything but common. I had the shimp fajitas which came with guacamole, refried beans, and Spanish rice on the side. The peppers, onions, and shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8685 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-780-2880
We are a family style Mexican restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine.

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