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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

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Adams Morgan
American, Mexican, South American, Salvadoran
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1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (U St. NW)
Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
202-328-3660
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Today
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: Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yearly tradition for our family

Really enjoy coming here every year on Christmas with my family. The food is fresh and the staff is very pleasant. My kids loved it too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Rockemsockemrobot
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Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Really enjoy coming here every year on Christmas with my family. The food is fresh and the staff is very pleasant. My kids loved it too.

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colorado
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

This is really more El Salvadoran food but is similar to Mexican. Kind of expensive for this type of food. Although they do have Papusas for $2.50 each. Salsa was not great, really watery. Enchilada was good but enchilada meals are $13+ for two with rice and beans. It was good, average. Ambiance is authentic. Would probably try something else... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fine, basic Mexican food. Their chips and salsa are average, as is the food. I prefer nearby Lauriol Plaza and Casa Oaxaca much better in terms of food quality and atmosphere, but if you are looking for a bargain, please note they recently have been offering a Groupon ($20 for $40 worth of food).

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Washington, DC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recently I had lunch with friends at El Tamarindo, and it was a pleasant experience. The food was good-enough to share or take home if I hadn't been so hungry. The atmosphere was relaxed and our waitperson did not hover over our table, as has been the case in near by eateries.

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Madrid, Spain
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've been here on our first night in DC for two years in a row. The margaritas are just what's needed after a long flight and guarantee a good night´s sleep in the fight against jet lag! And this time we were lucky to arrive early for Happy Hour. Our 2 margaritas, guacamole dip, taco de carnitas and banana empanada... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was perfect, very delicious and the prices are pretty fair. A corona beer for $6.99, Burrito $10.99 (lunch offer). Enjoy life!

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Newark, New Jersey
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I would definitely recommend it. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. I had a groupon for $40 worth of food for $20 and it was well worth it. I recommend the Tamarind Margarita.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We moved to the DC area 2+ years ago, and have struggled mightily to find a decent Mexican restaurant. We purchased a voucher for El Tamarindo through Living Social and hit pay dirt. The food is fresh, hot, and authentic (we moved here from Colorado, so have a pretty good ability to judge good Mexican restaurants). The pupusas were delicious.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic and authentic meal at El Tamarindo which we found for the first time on Trip Advisor when staying in DC in the Dupont Circle area. Just a short walk to Adams Morgan, this restaurant offers authentic good from El Salvador and Mexico. The most difficult aspect of dining is selecting what to eat! I over- ordered because... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled here by accident. ...everything else was closed for labor day. Great food. I had the enchalada poblano with chicken. Fantastic sauce. Great beans. The rice (which I wouldnt have ate anyway...too many carbs) was so-so. My wife had the shrimp salad. It was awesome. Too much for her to eat....took enough home for her to eat for dinner.. got... More 

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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: 202-328-3660

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?