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California Tortilla to Open Crystal City Location

by Katie Pyzyk May 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm 5,179 15 Comments

Work is underway at the site of a new California Tortilla restaurant coming to Crystal City.

The eatery is going in on the 2400 block of Crystal Drive, right next to Buffalo Wild Wings. The Mexican restaurant will compete with a Chipotle right down the street, at 2231 Crystal Drive.

This will be the Bethesda chain’s third Arlington location, joining the ones in Courthouse (2057 Wilson Blvd) and Reagan National Airport.

A sign in the window says the company is currently hiring for this location. We’re told the restaurant is expected to open in the late summer or early fall.

  • Brian

    This is mostly a good thing, but Chipotle down the street and a new Chipotle coming to P City (at some point) makes me downright unlikely to ever go here.

    • Z

      Your loss. CalTort is much, much better. More variety, better quality, and the wall o hot sauce.

  • BreakPause02

    The Courthouse location is awful.

    Also, I didn’t know this was a local chain. I always thought they were franchisees, which explained why the Courthouse one was so bad and others (for instance, Downtown) are better.

    • TomTom

      I love the Courthouse location. I only go in the evenings but the staff is friendly and unless it’s right at closing, the food is good.

      • TomTom

        like*, not love

      • BreakPause02

        Wow, I’ve only had unfriendly service there, even from the manager/owner (Asian woman.)

        I’ve had cold tacos, cold meat, cold chicken on more than one occasion. When I asked for a refund — how does one serve a cold meat taco? I was told that was not possible by the unfriendly staff.

        • Runz

          Then you silde into 1st and feel a big burst!

  • Runz

    Cal Tort is awful compared to any of the other equivilant choices, some in the food gives me the Runz

  • Mike

    California Tortilla is garbage.

  • GreaterClarendon

    I stopped eating at the Courthouse one a long time ago since I felt the meat to filler percentage was ridiculously low. Maybe it’s changed, but Baja Fresh meets my burrito fix and haven’t looked back.

  • AllenB

    The Courthouse location is just fine. I eat there a couple times a month and it’s very good.

  • Runz

    Courthouse location will leave you Running down the Hall and hoping Nothing Falls

  • Good

    The Courthouse location is good to me, District Taco is of course much better though.

  • Scott

    Good to finally have variety eating options in Shirlington– but really the Medi place, this place and the pizza spot all about to open seem to look to serve the more casual setting than the existing dining options. Welcome

    • WeiQiang

      This place is in Crys City

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