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Lauriol Plaza

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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1835 18th St NW Ste S, Washington DC, DC 20009-5526
+1 202-387-0035
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with some friends my first night in Washington DC and I certainly was not disappointed. The ambiance was really nice and the service was great. Our server ensured that we were always attended. For the best part...I had the combo fajitas and it was the best I ever had. Whenever I return to Washington DC I am going... More 

Thank TravTrini868
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lauriol Plaza is a popular spot! It's a great place to meet with friends and enjoy a slow dining experience-meaning you can take your time and not feel rushed-the food was very timely in being served. The restaurant is huge with plenty of seating so perhaps that's why they don't rush you-or they are just decent folks who just let... More 

1 Thank Ava I
Sacramento, CA
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice during my last stay in DC. Once with family and the next day with a friend. Food was delicious and service was terrific. I was really impressed with the menu and the nice staff. The first night was after running the marine corp marathon and we were thirsty and ravenous. The fish tacos I ordered were too... More 

Thank CMFM
Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch today. The prices are higher but not unreasonably so. The guacamole was the best I have ever had in my life. The queso and salsa were also excellent. I had the filet lunch special with wine sauce and sautéed mushrooms. The meat was perfectly cooked and the sauce was excellent. I can't... More 

1 Thank Justin A
San Francisco, California
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153 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend who lives in DC recommended this place to me a couple of years ago and I eat lunch here a few times every time I've visited since. The food (I always order fajitas) is consistently good, the chips and salsa are very fresh, and the service is also consistently good (if I lived here, I would probably know... More 

Thank LarryGentry
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to grab a bite in Adam's Morgan. The Mexican food was great especially the 'ritas and the atmosphere has a cool vibe. I will come back when I return to the nation's capital.

Thank Karlene W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service, cold food.m, stale chips. Just nothing good to say about this place. I will never come again.

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner one night, it is just around the corner from where we are staying. The food is South American and Mexican and was quite tasty. As far as value for money it was average. It was difficult to understand our waitress at times. When the bill arrived it was $62 US and I wanted to pay... More 

Thank Birgit B
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 6 December 2016

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

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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, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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?