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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

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Adams Morgan
Mexican, American, Thai, Salvadoran, South American
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1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (U St. NW)
Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
12023283660
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Enjoy fresh and flavorful food in a comfortable, neighborly environment....
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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for late night dinner-- no wait; staff can be more attentive

The food is pretty good here. After having a disastrous experience at another Mexican joint, I really wanted my taste buds to experience better Mexican food. The restaurant is pretty spacious. We were seated immediately on a Saturday night after 8pm. Service can be a bit better....I could have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
BelleKreyol
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Washington, DC
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Lake Placid, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Excellent meal, friendly staff, great value. The plantains were cooked perfectly, the mole sauce was the best I'd ever had.

Helpful?
Thank Suzanne M
Ana R, Owner at El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at El Tamarindo , and took some time out of your day to write a kind review for us. We take great pride in serving great tasting food made from the finest ingredients, so we are pleased that you enjoyed the Plantains you ordered. We hope you'll join... More 

Washington, DC
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114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The food is pretty good here. After having a disastrous experience at another Mexican joint, I really wanted my taste buds to experience better Mexican food. The restaurant is pretty spacious. We were seated immediately on a Saturday night after 8pm. Service can be a bit better....I could have definitely used another Pina colada but didn't feel like stalking my... More 

Helpful?
Thank BelleKreyol
finland
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

New experience salvadorian beer and pupusas several different tastes.Nice and friendly place .In and out service.

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Thank Kaj G L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food here was fairly good and relatively inexpensive for DC. I ordered the tamales and found them to be quite tasty, my friend were pleased with the tacos, quesadillas and burritos they ordered as well. While the food was up to par the margaritas were not great. They clearly used an off the shelf mix and didn't put much... More 

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Thank Thom M
Kigali, Rwanda
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246 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is a quality lunch spot that I'd recommend if you're up for some good, inexpensive (for DC at least) Mexican food at lunch time.

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Thank Benjamin B
Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Found this Mexican restaurant just a short walk from the Washington Hilton. Walked in - nice family size restaurant with seating outside too. I ordered the Pollo Al Cilantro that was delicious. The waitress was very personable. Found out they are open all night! I've never heard of such a sit down restaurant being open until 6am. Food was so... More 

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Thank 19801DE
Beijing, Beijing, China
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I visited El Tamarindo for the first time in more than 20 years, bringing our daughter for her first visit. It was wonderful to see the restaurant still serving wonderful food with a family/friendly neighborhood vibe. We particularly enjoyed the El Salvadoran specialties, finding them very flavorful and well-prepared. Note that El Tamarindo is not a trendy... More 

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Thank Jeffrey K
Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We were in town briefly and looking for some place interesting to meet up with friends. Our hometown doesn't have any El Salvadoran food, but the familiar Amerimex food would suit the 13yo (who declined to eat anyway...*eyeroll*) I loved the food, the presentation was a little "meh", but everything from the (I forget the name but essentially) El Salvadoran... More 

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Thank Zanna W
Doha, Qatar
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We ate their one evening at 2000pm and it was still crowded. Received the chips and slightly watery salsa in no time together with the drinks but had to wait a while on the food. Food was good and good sized portions. Atmosphere seems authentic and restaurant has limited outdoor seating unfortunately taken when we arrived. I would return if... More 

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Thank Thung673
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great service and decor which made us feel comfortable. Once the food arrived, we were all impressed. We had a large group of 17 and everyone ordered a variety of menu items. You can't go wrong with any selection.

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Thank cedso16

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (U St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: 12023283660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Thai, Salvadoran, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Enjoy fresh and flavorful food in a comfortable, neighborly environment. Join us for a tart margarita, a perfect pupusa and simply a wonderful experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 am

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