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$15 - $25
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Southwestern, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Upper Northwest
0.4 miles from Dupont Circle
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

Lauriol Plaza is a DC institution by now. I do miss the old location at 18th St NW and S as it was a neighborhood restaurant at the time. The new building at 18th and T is huge. The food is good, but the prices...have increased. $50 for a pitcher of margaritas is a bit high to me. The good is hearty and very good. Will definitely fill you up. The complimentary chips and salsa are the best. The chips are made on site as well as the salsa (I believe). I tend to only about four entrees - masitas de puerco, lomo salado, beef fajitas, carne asada. I also really like a swirly frozen margarita of strawberry and lime. It can get very crowded on the weekends. During Covid19, they have put tables and tents in the parking lot behind building. You can also choose to sit in sidewalk dining section or inside where they have erected partitions between sections. They do have an online reservation system and I tried using it for my most most recent visit but no tables were available for time I wanted so my friend and I took our chance for a walk up and were seated immediately.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed April 5, 2020

We've been visiting Lauriol Plaza since it was the tightest, smallest and crampiest little old house to dine in DC yet with exceptional cuisine! They've not given up their incredible goodness for style, space and looks! For many years we've enjoyed dining here, they never...fail in the service, quality, variety, ambience and uniqueness of it all. Whether dining open air or inside, the food is great and consistant over the years. A must place to dine alone or with friends, any time of the year, day or night. Highly recommended for the novice Latin food lover, or the gourmand. Go for it, you will not regret it!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

We went on a Friday evening. Very busy so make sure you book. We got a table right in the middle of the restaurant, which was great. Loads of atmosphere and happy noises all around. Great service and food. The restaurant was recommended by friends...and we had a great time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

I got the Salmon with Shrimp. So yummy. They also have delicious Mango and Peach frozen Margaritas in addition to the regular lime and strawberry. I also had the Coconut Flan for dessert. It's one of my favorites. It was delicious!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

This is one of best Mexican cuisine restaurants I've encountered in almost 50 years in the D.C. area. Enchiladas were very tasty, thin tortillas, full of meat, chicken or beef.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

For more than 20 years I have been going to this restaurant when I visit Washington. I have never once been disappointed in the food or the service. Excellent in all respects.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

Nothing spectacular, but good quality mexican food. I enjoyed my combination plate and it did not leave me hungry.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Great food, well priced. Super drinks, well priced. Attentive staff. Fantastic vibe. What’s not to love??

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

A large group of work colleagues and I went to this restaurant for a post conference dinner. They easily accommodated our large group after making a reservation online. The service was top notch - from the chips and salsa - to the house made sangria,...we all left full and singing the praises of our individual dishes. I had the pork carnitas tacos and they were yummy! Everyone on my end of the table cleaned their plates, so I can only assume that the chimichanga, fajitas, and salads were tasty as well. If you are in DuPont Circle, give it a try!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019

This restuarant was recommended by our hotel concierge and we were glad they did. Huge indoor seating space and some outside seating as well. Food was very good as was the service.

Date of visit: October 2019
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