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1732 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20009-1159 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #49 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: S Street
Transit: RED line metro stop(Dupont Circle, Q street exit)
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88% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Mourayo is fabulous! The food is great, the service is wonderful (but not fawning), and the entire experience is a pleasure. For inventive and authentic Mediterranean food, this is the place to visit in DC!

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San Francisco, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fairly good Greek food. SOme different takes on well-known dishes. I can't rate in based on DC Greek restaurants, since this was the only one I ate at. I like Retsina wine, but what was served here was not good. Typical cave-like Greek restaurant. Very nice by the big windows, which are open in good weather.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We went here because so many trip advisor reviewers seemed to like it. We were disappointed. The food was fair, and the atmosphere is a bit formal for a Greek restaurant. The wait staff is stuffy and unfriendly. It really is not a fun place; no flaming saganaki, fabulous feta, or even good fish dishes. The seating is not very... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the spot for a special dinner! I had an amazing pork dish with a honey glaze that I may have to return to DC just to eat it again. We actually ate at the bar, which was fun--met some neat people and the bartender was excellent.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have had many Greek meals and this one was one of the best. The squid was prepared perfectly. The main entrees of moussaka and lamb were done and presented well. The Greek wine list was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

In town for a business conference, a colleague and I chose Mourayo for dinner. The hotel concierge got us a reservation at a decent dinner time (7pm instead of 8:30), and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. When the bill was presented, we asked if it could be split, as we were from different companies, had to submit separate expense reports,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I happened to read another review that raved about the signature pork medallions in fig honey sauce, which I ordered as a house specialty. Unfortunately, the sauce was almost cloyingly sweet and the dish not impressive (in spite of artful presentation). My husband had the branzino roasted in salt, which was moist and tasty but not extraordinary (as the same... More

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Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the pork loin medalions with figs in a honey almond sauce and it was perfectly done. My son had the filet mignon and this was also an excellent dish. The very large greek salad was a perfect accompaniment. The service was attentive.

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Raleigh, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have never been a fan of Greek cuisine, but Mourayo has converted me! Our party of 4 dined on a Friday evening (we had made reservations), and were promptly seated. We started with a wonderfully flavorful feta cheese in sesame seeds on an apricot honey puree, and a tasty grilled octupus salad with "ink" vinagrette, in a stunning presentation... More

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went during the week ... Be aware kitchen is slow .... Chalk it up to individual meal preparation. Conversation kills the wait.? But you can struggle to hear at bigger tables (3abreast). Good meal: had lamb chops, branzano, scallops, pork loin and pasta. Saw whole fish served after skin & bones removed. No starters just entrees. Good side veggy combo... More

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