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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

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Adams Morgan
Mexican, American, Salvadoran, South American
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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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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 10
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  • 4
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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
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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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Decided to stop in for a "quick" bite which ended up being a 2 hour ordeal. My wife and I stood at the front for a good while before someone decided to come by and begrudgingly seat us. We got our drinks and ordered relatively quickly with a waitress who acted like she would rather play Russian roulette than wait... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

El Tamarindo on Florida Ave has been around a long time- It now has sister resturants The first attraction is that is stays open late-- very late 5 am on weekends????? and in the summer there is outdoor seating. The Margaritas are wonderful-any time of the year as for the food, some of the lesser tried entrees are the best.... More 

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Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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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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: Mexican, American, Salvadoran, South American

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?