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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

$$ - $$$
Adams Morgan
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran, South American
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1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (U St. NW)
+1 202-328-3660
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 06:00
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a group of 10 high school students here. It was amazing. Look, we all ordered different things and if you know teenagers you know that some can be picky. They were super accomodating and helpful, even to my pickiest eaters. The food was excellent - tamales, mole, steak, chicken, El Tradicional, burritos, salads, ... all of it was... More 

Thank Jorge R
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great food. I recommend this spot for a family reunion. In my case, because I am from Mexico, it feels like home-made food. I recommend the tortas de pollo 🍗 (they are not in the menu but they will make them for you if you ask!)

Thank MexicanNomad
Washington, D.C.
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

As an Arizonan living in DC until 2010, this was my favorite place to go to in the District to get Mexican food that reminded me of home. I recently returned while in town for a work trip and could not have been more disappointed. For starters, I was the only one sitting (expectantly) at the bar for at least... More 

Thank kprender
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had the pupusas and they were delicious. Very inexpensive restaurant for D.C. Was in DC for a work conference and saw this place one evening. They have an extensive menu of many central American and Mexican cuisine. I will come back next time I am in DC.

Thank Rosa G
Boston, Massachusetts
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445 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Delicious pupusas at a very affordable price! Fun atmosphere (nothing too fancy & very authentic). Wasn't crazy about the tamales. Service was great. Nice outdoor patio.

Thank Kait_De
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice mix of Mexican and el salvadorian cuisine, late night large group. For a drunken group of miscreants that all requests separate checks, service was amazing. Decent beer, mixed drinks that disappoint for the price. The art on the walls definitely fits the vibe of late night whatever. Fresh shrimp, banging fajitas and decent guacamole, what more does one need... More 

Thank skoat32
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a 100 degree day, and couldn't be happier. A big, fresh, colorful salad bowl -- chicken, avocado, raisins!, tomatoes and cukes - hit the spot. Free parking in their own lot. Warm welcome and good service.

Thank 286solotraveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I've been here two times. Both times I was in search of good Mexican food late at night. I went to a nearby restaurant, who were closing up, and they recommended Tamarindo. I had the Fajitas and a couple of Margaritas. The food was delicious and affordable. What added to my positive experience was our friendly waitress, Marisol. She ensured... More 

1 Thank jassielperez
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were recommended the Pupusas, that we found excellent, we also enjoyed the Tamarindo Margaritas. The atmosphere was very friendly and all the servers, specially Diego, were very nice and attentive. We will go back again!

1 Thank pilarcalavia
Washington, DC
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444 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped her for lunch while running errands. I haven't eaten here in an age (restaurant has been around since the early eighties). Salsa and chips were OK. Service was very friendly and fairly attentive. Kudos to the hostess (Friday lunch). I ordered a sangria and it was quite good. I ordered the chicken mole and it was fair. I was... More 

Thank Decoamie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (U St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-3660
Enjoy fresh and flavorful food in a comfortable, neighborly environment. Join us for a tart margarita, a perfect pupusa and simply a wonderful experience.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?