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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
+1 202-328-3660
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran
$$ - $$$
1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Ate with a group. Everyone was pleased with both the service and food. The chicken en mole had an excellent taste, just enough spice and not Hershey bar heavy. The chicken was just slightly overdone. One of the group thought the margarita was not very...More

Thank jw344
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had an early dinner here with friends and everyone agreed the Food was great, the staff was very friendly & prompt and the drinks were perfect! We have been here before and have always left satisfied and happy. I had the Chicken Mole (it...More

Thank Ramiro_and_Bob
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Found this place because I was hungry at 10:30am and this was only place open. Had breakfast papusa(stuffed with chorizo and cheese) topped with eggs and re fried beans oh my how Good! Close to Washington Hilton where I was attending conference so glad I...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have long been loyal customers of El Tamarindo, for nearly 30 years. It used to be our Friday night out, for reliable Central American food, good service from servers who knew us, and reasonable prices for food and drink. We won't be regulars anymore....More

1  Thank boybanker
Reviewed 1 August 2017

... when you want to drink lots of margaritas and hear their adventures through Europe and laugh a lot ... the margaritas will help you to forget the mediocrity of the food... from the very hard chips (was the salsa out of a jar?) to...More

1  Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The service was poor. The food was mediocre. The prices were high. If you are happy to get ripped off, visit this restaurant.

Thank James G
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Staying close by we decided to try something new. So glad we did! I had a dish with shrimp, tomato, onion, and green pepper. One of the best meals I have ever had! I want the recipe! Wish this place was near my home.

Thank RobynD804
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food was excellent and the flavors were good. Prices are not bad at all and you get enough food to fill you. I enjoyed the pupusa very much and 2 was more than enough. The salsa and chips were very good as well. Everyone...More

Thank Bonnie5901
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great meal, very reasonably priced. The chicken fajitas was tender and flavorful. The papusas are delicious, be careful not to over order. Even though they are only $2.50 each, they are big. At lunch it wasn't too crowded and service was great.

Thank BVSK
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

In town for a conference with the kids. The food was fantastic!! Sangria was tasty. Kids split the twin burrito and it was gone quickly.

Thank foodie_0928
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
    (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
  • E-mail
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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