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Reviewed March 9, 2022

On first impression, and second, and further inspection...this place could have been airlifted from the depths of some deep Mexican city and dropped here. The motif, the structural details...everything seemed totally out of place for D.C. and totally suited for old Mexico. Even the wiring...appeared to meet 'old Mexico' code rather than D.C. specs. And the bathroom 'fit the mold.' It looked and felt ORIGINAL. The food was also very 'Mexican' to us, not 'Americanized' like most 'mexican restaurants.' Having said that, it was good - not outstanding. The service was good - we were there during a really quiet time, with only us and maybe one other customer in the whole place.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

Nice place for sit-down tex-mex food with a lot of options, vegan ones too. Friendly service, good guacamole and strong drinks.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, excellent, friendly service, good food and a Margarita for every taste. We enjoyed our evening at Loredo. Staff made us feel welcome and were very knowledgeable- the seafood burrito impressed my wife and my pork dish was tender and full of flavor. Excellent...margaritas for every taste and price level, I went with The Godfather which adds grand marnier and amaretto. Large dessert menu, too full to try, good price and valueMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2020

We had steak - best most delicious prepared perfectly. Super juice. The shrimp fajitas was beyond delicious. We had nachos for the appetizer which were incredible and a pitcher of hurricane margaritas that was not only delicious but just the right amount of alcohol. Anyone...visiting or living in D.C. has to stop by and enjoy some this awesome mexican cuisine.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

We had a pitcher of Margaritas, and 3 delicious dinners. The atmosphere was quite pleasant and easy to have a conversation. The meals were tasty. The chips and salsa were crisp and fresh. The service was a bit slow but we wanted to have a...long conversation so it was not an issue. Glad we went.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

Had brunch there today and further confirmed why we'd never tried it before even though it's been in the neighborhood forever. Located on the corner of Connecticut and Ordway it does have one superb feature: the very pleasant raised outdoor terrace with views of the...busy intersection, the best outdoor space on the block. Maybe ok for a so so drink given the nice terrace (and the fresh, thin chips and salsa) but not for food. I had the chicken tacos which were totally flavorless with lukewarm rice and beans, my partner had the set brunch with bottomless bloody Mary's and sausage scrambled eggs, a bit more taste than the tacos but nothing you'd order a second time. There was supposed to be fruit salad with the set but they didn't bring it. Would have given the dessert a try, except I'd never seen a more unattractive dessert menu with the worst quality unappetizing photos (and no prices). Service was haphazard even with few customers around - they almost took the wrong order and then brought the wrong bill totaling twice the amount - although rectified quickly, the whole experience is not one that'd encourage a return visit. Giving a three star rating in consideration of the terrace seating.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

I used to come to this restaurant all the time when I lived in the neighborhood. Now I have to visit whenever I'm in town. The restaurant changed names (used to be "Alero's") but the food and service are basically the same. The frozen margaritas...are delicious! And the patio and tiny balcony are great for people-watching.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

Prices are up - food quality is not. Best bets: Taquitos Vera Cruz, Tacos, Fajitas, both Ceviche dishes. Mix with a pitcher of Margaritas..... Good outside seating in warmer weather.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

The table-side gauc here was AMAZING!!!!! The server we had was so friendly, helpful & efficient. If you're in the area, you HAVE to go in and at least have the gauc table-side!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Best part of the meal was the free chips and salsa. The food was so disappointing and didn’t seem fresh, especially for being in a higher price range. I had chilaquiles at another restaurant and the comparison is appalling .

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after going to the zoo and had a quick lunch. Food was okay. Nothing to write home about.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

My wife and I love visiting the National Zoo. Whenever we make the trip, we stop to eat at Laredo Mexican restaurant. We know that no matter how much we eat, we will be able to walk it off the rest of the day as...we enjoy God's creatures. It had been a couple of years since dining here, so I was pleasantly surprised to see them offering the latest craze, the weekend all you can eat and drink brunch. Their brunch included sangria and Spanish style tapas. We decided not to opt for the brunch, but instead feasted on a seafood paella and Camarones al Mojo de Ajo. Let me say that the paella portion was enough for two people, which made me happy so I could enjoy plenty of my wife's selection. As for my dish, I was shocked at how big the Camarones (shrimp/langostinos) were. Trust me, my dish completely filled me up, but I had to eat some paella too. We topped this delicious outing off with a bottle of Chardonnay. Okay, so the walk to the zoo from the restaurant was slower than expected, but our bellies were very satiated.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Would give the Laredo 5 stars if it wasn't as expensive as it is. Hubby and I stopped here after a long day walking around the zoo. Was really handy as it is right across the street from the Metro. The food was excellent, servers...friendly and everything was clean. The cost was on the high side. Would eat here again if we go back to the area.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I had a guest in town and decided to meet up between his sightseeing and my work. Having been to Laredo many times before when I lived in the neighborhood it seemed like a good bet. The usual chips and salsa were served, I like...it because the chips are oh so thin and crispy. Possibly homemade. The salsa has a little bite to it but not so much that everyone wouldn't be able to enjoy it. The first strike came with my margarita it was so strong I only drank about a quarter of it. Wondering if we would have to leave my car and Uber home. We ordered the large guacamole, it was great...prepared tableside and served with super thick, sweet tortilla chips. They were most definitely from a bag. I asked for the thin crispy ones and was told they were out. The platanos fritos were fine and a favorite of mine. The dish I had gone there for was no longer on the menu. Just a disappointing time there in all. Fortunately, the men were too tired and hungry to complain but there were no happy comments about their food unlike everywhere we had been in the past week.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Good Mexican food and great atmosphere! The patio is a wonderful place to sit and watch the people go by. Lots of vegetarian options. Good margaritas and the guacamole appetizer comes with really tasty chips. The waiter was super nice and helpful!

Date of visit: August 2018
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