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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Upper Northwest)
202-328-3660
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Ranked #764 of 2,636 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $9 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Cuisines: American, Mexican, South American, Salvadoran
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: U St. NW
Transit: Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
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English first
Washington, DC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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fort lauderdale
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This restaurant is located in nice walkable neighborhood above Dupont Circle.We were seated right away but after that the service that evening was very slow.The waitress seemed to be in a bit of a daze.The first bowl so salsas she brought to our table with chips was all liquid. It had a great flavor so we asked for another with... More

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We found this little spot over 5 years ago and have enjoyed every meal. We went this past weekend and found the food to be status quo - authentic and delicious. I had the Guanaca Combination (vegetarian style) and my husband branched out and tried some chicken and bean salad. We both greatly enjoyed our meals and were pretty darn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Great meal and atmosphere! Had the shrimp enchiladas, twin burritos and trios enchiladas. Even the rice and the black beans were fab!

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