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Lauriol Plaza

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
Southwestern, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-387-0035
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is the bomb, i love their food and frozen margarita :) They serve unlimited nachos as well :)

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Thank Ed M
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lauriol Plaza is a popular spot! It's a great place to meet with friends and enjoy a slow dining experience-meaning you can take your time and not feel rushed-the food was very timely in being served. The restaurant is huge with plenty of seating so perhaps that's why they don't rush you-or they are just decent folks who just let... More 

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Washington Dc
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203 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This a great success story for its owner and it has been in DC for many many years. They do not take reservations and it's always very crowded and you get pagers when you put your name on the waiting list as you arrive. The food is OK but it's extremely popular and its expansion is a credit to its... More 

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Islip, NY
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was very apprehensive since I don't like food that is spicy. It I was pleasantly surprised to find something on the menu that was not spicy. It was chicken and mashed potatoes and it was absolutely delicious. The kids (25 & 23) were able to get food they liked so everyone was happy.

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Thank VacaloverIslip
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very mediocre Mexican food. If you're not picky, and want margaritas maybe it will work for you, but absolutely nothing special about this place to justify how popular it is.

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Thank FamousMortimer
Luis R, Manager at Lauriol Plaza, responded to this review

FamousMortimer, We are very sorry about your experience. We would have loved to hear more details about your review so that we can take it to discussion table and continue to improve our business. Did you order from the regular menu or the daily specials, did you have to wait in line? In any case, we are sorry we missed... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the service to the food everything was excellent. Some available cheap parking. Great setting, bar, and atmosphere. Somewhat pricey--but well worth it. Great fun with a moderate to larger group of people.

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Thank Marie Z
LPManagement1835, Manager at Lauriol Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you Marie Z!!! We greatly appreciate the rating and look forward to your return More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just ok, nothing great.. Noisy, crowded, cramped table and hardly any vegetarian options..Service was slow and waiter too wasn't very helpful ..

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Colorado
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended we have dinner here and I am so glad we did. On our first night in DC we made a reservation for dinner. The restaurant has a sidewalk patio which would be great to enjoy on a beautiful sunny afternoon or warm evening. Since it was February, we chose to eat inside! Lovely large interior and our... More 

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Thank RJ J
LPManagement1835, Manager at Lauriol Plaza, responded to this review

Thanks RJ J !! Thank you for the review. We are a local business that has been around for 34 years. each day we strive to give our guest the best possible experience. Make sure you come back in the summer and enjoy one of our refreshing margaritas in our amazing patio. More 

kigali
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244 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here with friends. There were a lot of fresh ingredients on the plate so a normally heavy tex-mex meal didn't feel so heavy. Great place to come for brunch or lunch.

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Thank anuka9
LPManagement1835, Manager at Lauriol Plaza, responded to this review

Thanks Anuka9. We are glad you noticed and enjoy our fresh ingredients. We strive to give our guest the best product at the best possible price. Look forward to your return visit soon More 

Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of my wife and I's favorite restaurants. Her niece has recently come to town to do graduate work at Howard University and we took her here after church service at Howard. At the time, 1:00pm on Sunday, the parking was overflowing and I had to take the car to 18th and California, while they went inside to... More 

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Thank rayjoh1
LPManagement1835, Manager at Lauriol Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for the review rayjoh1 !! we are glad you and the family enjoyed your time with us. The gambas and the salmon with shrimp are some of the Lauriol Plaza all time favorites. Glad you all enjoyed it. Sorry about the ice cream. As you know, the cajetas are soooo good we tend to sell out from time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisine
Southwestern, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-0035

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?