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Lauriol Plaza

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
+1 202-387-0035
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Southwestern, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
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1 - 10 of 641 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is big, with large terrasse a few floors. It could be very noisy when full. If you have a square table, some guests might be baldly seated. The food is quickly served with generous portion. It is well cooked with great flavors Cocktails...More

Thank Yves-Louis P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lauriol plaza always hits the right spot with the best Carne Asada in town. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is super cute. I love sitting outside on a warm spring day. Really good restaurant and location!!

Thank CeyCeyAlkan
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend Lauriol Plaza. The menu is very diverse and they have daily specials. I personally recommend the lamb fajitas.

Thank Ajenm A
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Good food and they accommodated my gluten free needs. The mussels were amazing! Friendly staff, atmosphere was kind of busy but it was lunch time. Beautiful mural and lots of natural light. Bring your wallet!!

Thank travelrelaxrepeat
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Really good Mexican food in the heart of DC. If you are hungry for good authentic Mexican food then you need to visit lauriol plaza restaurant. Good family restaurant good service and good food. Parking is tight in that part of town but they do...More

Thank brabo258
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Lauriol Plaza has been one of my favorite restaurants since the 1986 when it was still located in the little house on the corner at S Street, NW. From the moment you sit down, you are in for a treat. The salsa and chips are...More

Thank DrWindsor
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

It’s good. You know it will always be good. Great spot. Great interior. Great patio. Plus good margaritas and guacamole. Can’t ask for more!

Thank khlaw
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I simply love this restaurant. They have the best Mexican style food, and the margaritas are fantastic tasting. The restaurant always has a lively mix of patrons including families and singles who have come for social gatherings. The restaurant has about 3 levels and outdoor...More

Thank TroyS1653
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A meal at LP should be compulsory on any visitor to DC’s itinerary. Actually its greatest fans - amongst whom I count myself blessed to be - would probably want it to be ANYTHING BUT as I, and my fellow devotees also no doubt, keep...More

Thank European1nLondon
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Menu had options for everyone to enjoy. Guacamole and chips is a good start. The nachos with chicken were delicious. Margaritas were perfect. Thank you to Fredy for great service.

Thank Greg6987
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Southwestern, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-0035
  • E-mail
Lauriol Plaza Restaurant was established in 1983. Ever since then, we have become a landmark in DC. We are nestled in one of the most vibrant, diversified Dupont Circle neighborhood in DC. According to food critics and clients, we are popular for good food, good service and good prices. We have the most diversified clientele, who has a true passion for Mexican, International, Latin American food. This is the spot to see and be seen in the Nation’s Capital and, although, we are a large restaurant, in essence, we still remain the small neighborhood restaurant we once were back in the old days. We are proud to have served families and couples in the 80’s and their new generations in the 2000s, and, through engagement, weddings and reunions celebrations, we continue to serve them generation after generation. Since the moment you enter, you will be impressed with the scenery. Whether you sit in the main floor, the mezzanine, the rooftop or the outside patio, you will always see a stunning perspective of the scenery. Inside a mural of a Spanish fiesta covers one wall of the bar; the interior beyond is cool and urbane, all matte-black metal and white walls, with woods in four tones forming the curved ceiling and stair rails, the expanse is magnified by windows as tall as most of the neighborhood's entire buildings. Dog walkers, bikers and joggers pass through sidewalks as if they were part of the decoration in an urban film. There so much to see. We thank our loyal clientele and our hard working staff for making Lauriol Plaza the landmark institution is has become for the past 30 decades. So in your next visit to DC, please pay us a visit.
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