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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)
202-328-3660
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Ranked #1,025 of 2,722 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
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: U St. NW
Transit: Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
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Florida
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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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
72 helpful votes 72 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
25 helpful votes 25 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

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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Additional Information about El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

Address: 1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202-328-3660
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
Cuisine: American, Mexican, South American, Salvadoran

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