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Lauriol Plaza

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-387-0035
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (47 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
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Southwestern, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Thank 282pattir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent dinner. Ordered the Mar Y Tierra. Steak cooked medium rare as I ordered, shrimp delicious. Authentic Mexican....pinto beans were fantastic!

Thank 1RaiderFan
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A friend was visiting from out-of-town and wanted to try a good Mexican place, so we went to Lauriol Plaza. Both of us ordered the crab and shrimp quesadilla and were extremely pleased with our choices.

Thank egouge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Southwestern, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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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