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Fast Gourmet

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1400 W St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5804
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 am
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Canberra, Australia
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473 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Came here on a food tour - one of the reasons I go on these tours is because I visit places I wouldn't ordinarily consider. If I had more time in Washington I would come back here. The menu contains an interesting range of food from many nations. The items we sampled were very tasty. When we came here it... More 

Thank linbinpin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Food in a gas station? Strange but true. I would stay with cheeseburgers but at $11, a steal. Bin for used clothing just outside. I would pay and then come back, this is not fast food or even fast. Service a little temperamental but if they're open, it's all good.

Thank Dean M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We visited here on Carpe DC food tour and enjoyed it so much we re-visited the next day!! Set in a gas station we never would have stopped here but so glad we found it! We tried the empanadas - corn and beef and the spinach pie - all were great! Only one downside - we obviously looked like tourists... More 

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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Rather than run into a convenience store to grab a nasty hot dog and bag of chips, why not order Fast Gourmet's fish tacos or meatloaf sandwich? There is dining space, but no wait staff or alcohol. Often the TV is blaring with FIFA soccer in a different language, but you can always get your food to go. I wish... More 

Thank ktuerff
North Carolina
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Living in Florida it is very hard to find Uruguayan/argentinian food unless you are in Miami.I came to DC to visit family and my brother took me here to try. We felt so many memories eating our chivito and milanesa sandwiches. I was looking forward to eating some alfajores but they ran out. I cant wait to eat here again... More 

Thank hazeleyez211_10
Silver Spring, Maryland
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60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's a perfect example of why you should never say never. I never thought I would find myself sitting at a gas station and fueling up on some amazing food. It was a quick stop late in the night, and I really wasn't that hungry but I nearly devoured my huge milanesa and the eggplant fries. Say what? eggplant fries.... More 

Thank RakelG
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great little place - had the chivito sandwich (steak, ham, bacon, mozzarella, egg...!!) - how can you go wrong? The menu is much broader than that and all that I saw looked good.

1 Thank tradewinder
York, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

In town nearby on business and found this place on tripadvisor. Got the chivita sandwich with fries, it was ample and delicious. Ham, egg, bacon, mozzarella, tomato, lettuce, pork tenderloin on a hoagie roll. Worth the visit.

Thank Scott M
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In million years, I never would have guessed that some of the best food I'd find in all of DC would be at a gas station. But that's what happened. The food is phenomenal. It is a great value. The staff keeps the place clean. The staff is very friendly. Can't really say anything else that hasn't already been said... More 

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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226 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I love going to fast gourmet for Chivitos and invited a friend over to taste them. While every other time I ate cheviots at fast gourmet had been absolutely fantastic and just the same as I had in Uruguay, this last time it didn't taste quite as good nor the same as other Chivitos I've tried elsewhere. I couldn't pinpoint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:30 am
11:00 am - 5:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 W St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5804
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

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