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Lauriol Plaza

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Latin
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1835 18th St NW Ste S, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
+1 202-387-0035
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am not a fan of valet parking and then having to go in doors, after I paid, I was informed that I must validate after having sangria. I was annoyed by the fact that I had to validate and pay for valet, but I really hate when my car gets moved for no reason, too. I just got turned... More 

Thank Alton T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

THE BEST MEXICAN/SPANISH FOOD EVER!!!! I absolutely love this place! If you come to DC you have to try everything...tacos, fajitas, scallops...and the best homemade margaritas you will ever have! (try the swirl ones)

Thank aeiss02
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fancy Mexican restaurant. The place is clean, beautiful and nice, and the staff is very friendly. All dishes are cooked Mexican-style (very spicy-hot, even the "Cuban" dishes) This is not a cheap place to eat. They have valet parking.

Thank LongHairCat
Williamsburg, Virginia
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707 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hungry for Mexican food and looked on TA for a place near Dupont Circle where we were staying. This place is in a nice neighborhood, near lots of options for food. It is recommended highly--too highly in our estimation. The menu is interesting, but the food was bland, lacking any Mexican spices or flavor. After conversing with the... More 

Thank RichardinOhio
Springfield, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lauriol Plaza never disappoints. The food is authentic, the menu is vast, the queso is not to be missed! Service is always good, place is always hoppin'. Make a reservation, eat after 8:30p, or plan on waiting a good, long while. This place is popular for a reason!

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A mix of all things Spanish & south of the Border. Chips are thin, salsa is fresh, Bistec Cubana is delicious although tostones & maduros were lacking flavor/sweetness. Flan is very good, traditional & dark. Atmosphere is lively & cosmopolitan, a young yuppie crowd in multiple groups. Need to try more things to give a beter review.

Thank Grace M
Hopewell Junction, New York
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Came on the recommendation of the concierge at the DuPont Circle Hotel. It was about a ten minute walk from the hotel. Menu was very extensive. The food was superb. Authentic Mexican food. I had fajitas and they were the best. Prices are very moderate and you get a lot of food. Must try if you happen to be in... More 

Thank Jim T
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487 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This place was highly recommended by multiple people so I had high expectations. What a disappointment! Our first encounter with the hostess wasn't pleasant. You can tell she did not want to be working and was having a conversation with another hostess. There was no one greeting guests upon arrival and was do crowded you can barely get to the... More 

Thank AJCC1
panama, ciu
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the national zoo and when we finished we decided to go and eat in this awesome 👏🏻 restaurant. Good food , good location, and very awesome attention.

Thank floreliza2
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with delicious food a good ambiance. The home made chips with salsa that you get serve as soon as you sit down are super delicious. Also all their abundant plates come with rice and black beans that you can repeat with no extra charge you definitely leave with a full Tammy

Thank Aco2030

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 18th St NW Ste S, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?