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Anita's Mexican Food

Mexican, Southwestern
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701 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4635
+1 703-481-1441
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 05:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and really kind folks. My husband loves their chicken fajitas and I love their soups. And it's affordable. Although, I eat very little and wanted to order from the kids menu. They didn't let me. That was a bummer. Other than that, like I said, good food.

Thank NP54321
Reston, va
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beats any Mexican restaurant at Reston Town Center. Love the balance of quality of food, ambiance, service, and value. Especially love their booths. Why pay for parking at RTC? This is such a great location. Have always loved going here for lunch or dinner.

Thank Mike and Cindy L
West Milford, New Jersey
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

When we were in NM we liked the food very much and wanted to try this place while visiting our son's family in Reston VA. Service was very good, fast and friendly. The dish was well seasoned and with autentich NM flavor (they use NM grown chiles).

Thank hannes1941
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1,587 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My office was having a breakfast all-hands and I was in charge of the food. I ordered 30 breakfast burritos (10 each of bacon, sausage and egg&cheese). The burritos were piping hot and came with 30 servings of salsa/hot sauce to go with them. The office loved them and they were devoured in good time. The burritos are a good... More 

Thank jehenson81
Abilene, Texas
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321 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Anita's is a great place to enjoy Mexican food. The seating area is very cozy and comfortable. There is also patio dining. The menu has numerous special and traditional offerings. Each selection is prepared to perfection and served in a timely manner. The bar drinks are good and the beer is always cold. Anita's serves great breakfast, lunch and dinner... More 

Thank Richard S
Reston, Virginia
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199 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had a taste for fajitas so we tried Anita's. First of all, the place was filthy... We should have left immediately. They brought out chips and salsa like most Mexican restaurants. The chips tasted like Costco chips and the salsa was very watery. Since the salsa was not very good, we ordered made to order fresh guacamole. We did not... More 

1 Thank Kenneth J
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We my husband and I came here again for breakfast yesterday remembering how we enjoyed breakfast here several months ago. One of those rare mornings we were both off from work and had kids off to school. So this was an early date! Wow! Anita's sure has changed and NOT for the better. Tortilla chips are still good. Yummy! Then... More 

1 Thank M D
Oakton, Virginia
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had a really bad experience at an Anita's a loooong time ago and it took me almost a decade to try them again. This time it was in Herndon and the food was much better. Nothing earth shattering, but for the price it's good.

Thank Alan Y
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339 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Feels authentic and homemade. Delicious combos and chips and salsa. Yummy refried beans. Small place but service was prompt and fast.

Thank Evilmisspolite
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

One of the better Anita's locations. Food is still good, but prices are up and portions are down now that Ms. Anita is gone. Friend ordered Chile Rellenos, they were very good but very small. Chips are better than the old days, sauce is the same as it has been. My favorite bean and cheese burrito was very good, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4635
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-481-1441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?