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Cafe Citron

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Connecticut Ave/ K Street
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1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
across dupont circle metro southside exit red line
(202) 530-8844
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4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
they host free salsa and bachata classes

best thing about this place is the free dance lessons that start around 8:30pm on both basement and main floor :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
agxnes
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United States
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I always come here to dance Salsa and have a good time with my friends. The environment is good and I never have problems in this place.

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Thank Tesla09
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by at around 11pm on a Saturday night. Music & dancing seemed to be confined to the very tiny basement (and I mean basement - dark, dank, unfinished concrete floors). Music was strictly house, no tropical rhythms. Not our thing. However, good service at the bar & the mojitos looked great.

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Thank Sandy268
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This place use to be my spot but I recently have had bad experiences there (bad experience there on New Years..just a mess). I had stopped going for a while but recently decided to give it another shot. I went and was again disappointed. I have never experienced a bartender DEMAND that you give him a tip. I have always... More 

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Thank Jennifer A
United States
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

best thing about this place is the free dance lessons that start around 8:30pm on both basement and main floor :)

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Thank agxnes
Bethesda, Maryland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Came here for happy hour after work. Good drinks and good atmosphere. It's a pretty common location for happy hours. its not fantastic but it probably comes cheap. Anyways, the drinks were affordable, so I can't complain.

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Thank vrivasfl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

security staff sucks I literally did lift a table where he was eating to make room for people who danced I will never visit more

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Thank Junior C
Camarillo, California
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I can't believe that anyone would rate this restaurant a poor ... so I looked at the writeup and realized that it was because the place is loud. Yes, it's a salsa dancing place...so if you want to focus on their amazzzzzing food and drinks, just get there early and leave right at the time that the rest of DC... More 

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Thank Carmen L
Amman, Jordan
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This place has character and friendly, helpful atagg. Good drinks...you can't go wrong with the margaritas and mojitos. It has a lot going on all week. We look forward to the free dance lessons most days, including salsa, zook, kilimbo, bachata, etc.

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Thank PaulWW79
Massachusetts
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Purchased a Groupon and went here for dinner. Great food, very authentic flavors! A bit on the pricey side, but it is near Dupont Circle so that is expected...ceviche was my least favorite of what we ordered, but the skirt steak and the garlic fries were amazing! Keep in mind that it turns into a dance club at 10pm so... More 

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Thank Boricua1
long island
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

On Saturday nights you can enjoy a good reasonably priced meal then have a free Latin dance class and then dance the night away to Latin music downstairs. Great fun friendly accommodating service in pleasant surroundings

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Thank rbradb

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
  • Public Transportation: across dupont circle metro southside exit red line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Phone Number: (202) 530-8844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?