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El Centro D.F.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
U Street Corridor
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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1819 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425 (Swann St, NW)
+1 202-328-3131
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great fresh food. Very friendly staff. Good value for money. A place where we'll return with pleasure.

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Thank Katarina H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin celebrated her birthday here and now I am coming back next month to celebrate mine! Their bottomless brunch is amazing: food is delicious and the drinks were great. I tried their mimosa, margarita and their hibiscus drink and they were all good. We were a group of about 20 and the service was great. Oh and I have... More 

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Thank Jenifer M
Lake Placid, New York
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I now live about 500 miles away from El Centro, but I'm still regularly subjected to the cravings for bottomless brunch. Please take a moment of silence in honor of the steak quesadilla - oh my gosh, amazing. I could everything on their brunch menu for the rest of my life and be left happy, so long as the mimosa's... More 

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Thank jpoliti94
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wear your sweatpants and plunk down $35 and you are in for a treat (and a really lazy afternoon). Bottomless food and drink, get to try everything on the menu. Most of the food was good (tacos were not that flavorful, which keeps me from a 5), drinks were wonderful and the upstairs area has a neat look to it.

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Thank school_trvler
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to El Centro. Food was good and so was the service. When we ordered, things came out quickly.

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Thank Kathy K
Management response:

Hello Kathy, I am very happy to see your review, it is always nice to start the day out with the feedback we are always hoping for. We hope to serve you again in the very near future. Warmest Regards, Joshua Gray General Manager El Centro D.F. 14th Street More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in one of the snobbiest cities when it comes to brunch expectations is tough. Did I pick the right place? Are my friends going to judge me? Will I ever be invited again? Luckily, getting there with 10 people and saying LET IT BEGIN! led to a great selection by the waiter of bringing a mixture of all of... More 

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Thank holybucket
Management response:

Hello, Thank you kindly for your great review. I am always happy to see another happy guest. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to have the chance to serve you again in the very near future. Warmest Regards, Joshua Gray General Manager El Centro D.F. 14th Street More 

Ocala, Florida
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went on a late Sunday morning right before it got busy and it was awesome. We got the bottomless brunch. Music and atmosphere was a lot of fun. The drinks were good and our server made sure we didn't wait long for a refill ( I had the watermelon aqua fresca and have been missing it since). Food was in... More 

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Thank Jessica C
Management response:

Dear Jessica, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your gracious comments. We are always striving to create the best possible experience for our guests and I am happy to hear about the times when we do. We look forward to serving you again in the very near future. Warmest Regards, Joshua Gray General Manager El Centro D.F.... More 

New York City, New York
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

A fun, busy vibe with fresh delicious traditional Mexican fare. If you are a group, try Pairing your food with a pitcher of Sangria or Margarita. You can also order one of the many specialty cocktails, margaritas or tequilas. You might want to come and enjoy the food and atmosphere at one of 4 bars in the restaurant. Our server... More 

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Thank S D
Management response:

Hello, On behalf of the team here at 14th Street I wanted to personally thank you for your review. Without the feedback of our guests we would never be able to correct our mistakes or repeat our successes. We hope to serve you again in the very near future. Warmest Regards, Joshua Gray General Manager El Centro D.F. 14th Street More 

Dubai
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

For people like me who do not live in the US and are just visiting, Mexican food is still a novelty. When it is rather nice, as at El Centro, it could even make die-hard fans of some of us. Based on recommendations from my young cousins, we braved sleet and hail to find parking and then, find a table... More 

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Thank Writergirldubai
Management response:

Hello, Thank you kindly for your great review. It was our pleasure giving you the best introduction possible to Guacamole and our Comfort Cuisine. We are here and ready to serve you again, we hope to see you soon. Salud! Warmest Regards, Joshua Gray General Manager El Centro D.F. 14th Street More 

Pueblo, Colorado
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Not a big fan of Mexican food generally, but I had to eat and this place was close. It was the best darn burger I have had EVER! Just perfect in every way. Not cheap, but totally delish and the fries were perfection too!

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Thank Lorrie A
Management response:

Dear Lorrie, We really appreciate the feedback, it is always great to see another satisfied guest. I completely agree with you comments about the burger, I often find myself finishing it without even taking a breath. The flavors are that amazing. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the very near future. Warmest Regards, Joshua Gray... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1819 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
    (Swann St, NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-3131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?