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Tapas and tequila reign at this funky Mexican hot spot

The bar at Distrito.

Distrito offers a casual bar scene with as many as 250 tequila options. Credit: C. Gabello for Visit Philadelphia



Jose Garces, the brains behind the kitchens at Amada, Tinto and seven other top-notch restaurants, brings Distrito to University City.

The two-story outpost serves up tapas dishes taking on fresh interpretations of classic Mexican fare and a beverage menu of over 250 tequilas and margaritas made with seasonal fruits.

Distrito’s atmosphere comes off as fun and laid-back, featuring a funky (and mostly pink) décor with a wall constructed from more than 600 colorful, campy masks of lucha libre, or “free fight,” professional wrestlers, and a booth crafted from a Volkswagen Beetle, a typical Mexico City taxi cab.

You’ll also find a working jukebox, a vending machine equipped with Mexican action figures and toys and an assortment of seats that swing, swivel and rotate.

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