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Banana Cafe & Piano Bar

500 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
+1 202-543-5906
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Puerto Rican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The four of us all had a different dish and all were just great. The service was fantastic. Our server explained the dishes. Highly recommend if you are in the Barrack’s area on 8th street, Capital Hill

Thank 1611gtk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with the bf (what else is new) after a friend's art show in the area. Not sure if I can say I'm a fan of this place. It took more than five minutes for our waitress to introduce herself... When I asked if...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is underwhelming and the amount of positive reviews is staggering. First we found a small bone in one of the enchiladas and second; the beer that was brought to our table was Luke warm and it appeared someone had taken a drink...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great food and drinks. The service could be a little better but the food and presentation is great. I enjoyed the out door patio because it was too hot or too cold the time when we had lunch there. I love the food and I...More

Thank Kory D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

great atmosphere and food. service is okay, and we have visited many times during the week, where seating is easily available. haven't visited the piano bar upstairs, but the music is not disruptive to a good dining experience.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Dined for Dinner on 7/15/2017 (Friday): We arrived for dinner and after a few minutes our party was seated and several minutes later our order was taken. We were given a free basket of chips and salsa (it was quite spicy!) and it did take...More

Thank BrutolMotent
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here twice. It's a good place to eat and they have a decent selection. With that said, it's not the best place in the area today. But it's not bad if you have an immediate need for Latin or Cuban food. Give...More

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience. Starters were good but their main course was very average - at least for the vegetarians!

Thank Pavithra Mohan I
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fun atmosphere, great with kids, and everything we have tried on the menu is fabulous. They have wonderful outdoor seating but it gets a bit sunny after lunch so bring some shades. They have great queso.

Thank leiaChewy
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with multiple options in the menu. Food was very good with authentic seasoning. Prices are adequate for the area.

Thank joco_7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
    (Corner of 8th & E street S.E.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-5906
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