The Del Ray Business Association presented Taqueria Poblano with the 2019 "Heart of Del Award" on Feb. 8. The annual award, given to the business that represents the heart and soul of Del Ray, is determined by a public vote of neighbors and customers.
Since opening in 1999, the restaurant known for its award-winning margaritas and Mexican & L.A.-style cuisine has expanded to include two additional locations in the region. Taqueria Poblano's original Del Ray location will celebrate 20 years this year.
Nearly 1,000 neighbors, friends and customers participated in online voting. Past winners of the award include A Show of Hands, Jen Walker McEnearney Associates, Bobi Bomar Homes of Alexandria, The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, Greener Cleaner of Del Ray, Del Ray Pizzeria, Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga, Caboose Cafe, Del Ray Cafe, and Pork Barrel BBQ/Holy Cow/the sushi bar. A business cannot win the award multiple years.
The Del Ray Business Association represents the independently-owned restaurants, retailers, and businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria; DRBA also hosts community events, including First Thursdays, Taste of Del Ray, The Del Ray Halloween Parade, The Alexandria Turkey Trot, and more. For more information, visit www.visitdelray.com.