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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
+1 202-328-3660
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran
$$ - $$$
1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
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Reviewed yesterday

First time trying a fusion of mexican and salvadorian cuisine and let me tell you, it did not dissapoint. We tried the Tex Fajitas, Grilled chicken chimichangas and Nachos with Chicken. Everything was delicious! Service was superb as well. Will definitely visit again if we...More

Thank Mona F
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

The food is average and the service continues to deteriorate. Nice job on renovating the space to be more on par with the revitalized neighborhood. Now is time to improve the food and the portions. They are too small and not of the best quality....More

Thank AVM2016
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A few of us had Friday dinner at this place. Located at a hype Street the venue was crowded. Luckly we made reservation and git our table quickly but that was the only quick thing we experienced that evening. It took 40 min to the...More

Thank Avi_Shaul
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A jug of tamarind margaritas and a heaped plate of mixed papusas kept 8 of us happy for hours over lunch...terrific food, terrific service, and all at a great price. Highly recommended; we'll be coming back soon!

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Ate with a group. Everyone was pleased with both the service and food. The chicken en mole had an excellent taste, just enough spice and not Hershey bar heavy. The chicken was just slightly overdone. One of the group thought the margarita was not very...More

Thank jw344
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had an early dinner here with friends and everyone agreed the Food was great, the staff was very friendly & prompt and the drinks were perfect! We have been here before and have always left satisfied and happy. I had the Chicken Mole (it...More

Thank Ramiro_and_Bob
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Found this place because I was hungry at 10:30am and this was only place open. Had breakfast papusa(stuffed with chorizo and cheese) topped with eggs and re fried beans oh my how Good! Close to Washington Hilton where I was attending conference so glad I...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have long been loyal customers of El Tamarindo, for nearly 30 years. It used to be our Friday night out, for reliable Central American food, good service from servers who knew us, and reasonable prices for food and drink. We won't be regulars anymore....More

1  Thank boybanker
Reviewed 31 July 2017

... when you want to drink lots of margaritas and hear their adventures through Europe and laugh a lot ... the margaritas will help you to forget the mediocrity of the food... from the very hard chips (was the salsa out of a jar?) to...More

1  Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The service was poor. The food was mediocre. The prices were high. If you are happy to get ripped off, visit this restaurant.

Thank Deon W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2657
    (U St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-3660
  • E-mail
Enjoy fresh and flavorful food in a comfortable, neighborly environment. Join us for a tart margarita, a perfect pupusa and simply a wonderful experience.
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