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“Best Mexican in the District”
Review of Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza
Ranked #244 of 3,537 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican, Salvadoran, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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.
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 and ample seating inside. I love how there are always fresh flowers on the tables too. :)

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Thank Alexis B
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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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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Waiters were very attentive, nice atmosphere and the food was absolutely the best ever! The wait to be seated was a little long considering we had reservations, but the food and the service made it worth it. I ordered the Mar Y Tierra and the plate was still sizzling when they brought my food!

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Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What a disappointment!
Went back for a sentimental meal - we used to live here & dined here weekly!
Only thing to rave about was the chips & salsa! Limited beer list - chicken for fajitas was tough w skin on ..?? Ew . Ribs were dried out & tough - tasted like someone dumped franks hot sauce on as an afterthought!
Ancillary wait staff were mute and unfriendly-
Our fantastic- friendly & humorous waiter was the only bright spot during our 1.5 hour late lunch -
Enjoyable outdoor seating & great people watching!

Thank Gustheboxer
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice meal with our 2 year old grandson here. The service was quick and friendly. We ate early, but it can be a very busy destination for singles and the "bar crowd" during the week.

Thank aquaH2Omama
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