Cheap Eats 2017: La Mexicana Bakery & Taqueria

About La Mexicana Bakery & Taqueria

cuisines
Mexican
Location(s)
2907 Arlington Dr
Alexandria, VA 22306

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You’ll have to get your tequila fix elsewhere—this brightly lit bakery is all about the food. (Quench your thirst with house-made horchata.) Warm bread makes a delicious vehicle for torta sandwiches, layered with melty cheese, beans, avocado, mayo, jalapeño, tomato, and a choice of meats (go for the Mexi/Cuban’s ham and roast pork). More home-style dishes include tacos, tamales, and superior sopes (thick masa cakes), plus cauldron-like bowls of menudo. Glass cases are filled with cookies, cakes, and tres leches pudding—needless to say, save room. Also good: Revueltas pupusas, with beans, cheese, and pork cracklings; barbacoa tostadas.

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