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Lauriol Plaza

$$ - $$$, Spanish,
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
+1 202-387-0035
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (48 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Southwestern, Spanish, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
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1 - 10 of 616 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large, vibrant spacious Mexican restaurant with a secret – shhh – some of the best Cuban Food around. Look on the menu under the specialties and there you will find Masitas de Puerco (roasted pork) and Enchilada de Mariscos (seafood stew) among others. Good margaritas...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for dinner without a reservation and got a table on the second floor just next to the kitchen. The menu is too big but the food was really delicious. Also their drinks! I would really recommend people to go there for the...More

Thank Eray E
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Eating with a large group that went from 10 to 12 to finally 15 people before we arrived, the staff at Laurel Plaza never blinked as we changed our reservation twice before arriving. No Problemo is what we wanted to hear. Upon arriving our long...More

Thank DJLangston
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had lamb frajitas (daily special) and fish tacos (also a daily special) and were quite pleased. Consider that we moved from L.A. where Mexican food is better than DC, in general, so this well exceeded our expectations. The Gold Cadillac margarita was well made...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This large restaurant features extensive outdoor dinning on 18th street. The Mexican food is very authentic and there is a wide variety of margarita choices.

Thank dcSwede2014
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I really can't think of a better outing, then enjoying Mexican food at this institution. The food is absolutely perfect, I recommend anything with beef, and the drinks are perfect for the experience as well. I've eaten here dozens of times over the years and...More

Thank wileyc0y0te
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Mexican and international fare, nice seating outside if the weather is good, some interesting dish of the day options on the menu including fish, good wines by the glass. The food tends to be a bit on the “heavy” side though.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

So having been told this is a hot venue, I thought I'd order my old time fave, thinking let's see how they do basic as a base line. Alas, totally disappointed. Had the chicken chimichanga. First time, had to find the server after it was...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We frequent Lauriol Plaza a lot. It's my favorite place to go for carne asada fajitas. The food always comes out in a timely manner, the staff is so nice and not overly attentive (perfect), and the swirl margaritas are soooooo good! Perfect outdoor seating...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Whenever someone comes into town for a visit or a group of friends just want to get together, the go to place is Lauriol Plaza. Excellent food, good drinks, great atmosphere. My favirite is the off the menus Del Mar fajitas!

Thank stuartt465
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisine
Southwestern, Spanish, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
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Description
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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