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Cafe Citron

Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Latin, Bar, Central American, Spanish, Pub
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1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
(202) 530-8844
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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All hours
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pan-Latino is here to stay, and I am thrilled that Café Citron is the trailblazer in an over-saturated market of Latino restaurants, especially in the Washington DC area, offering a wide variety of tasty offerings from the myriad of Latin-American cuisines that reflect their unique history and their regional and topographical differences. Looking through the menu, I am tempted to... More 

Thank Alex W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I in town for some sight seeing , visited Cafe Citron for dinner , had reservation , which i made on line , confirmed quickly. Arrived a little early , to my surprise was seated immediately, :) Our server i want to say her name was Natalie , hope i got it correct was very nice and... More 

Thank Damaris R
Northern Virginia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We went on the weekend for free salsa lessons and had a blast! The people were nice and the food and drinks were great. Definitely coming back for a second visit.

Thank viyamusic
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I was in DC for work and looking for a place to gather five friends. I sort of picked Citron out of a hat and was glad I did! The happy hour was long for a Friday night with good cheap drinks and fun food. Dinner was excellent and served promptly with a lovely Central American authenticity I didn't expect!... More 

Thank Jay S
Fairfax, Virginia
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242 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Stopped in with a Bachelorette party, and the food and drinks were good. The service was good and attentive. We stopped in on the salsa classes they host on Friday nights and it was in the basement. It was full of people, and no really space to learn or take a proper lesson. We only stayed for about 20mins because... More 

Thank FFXTravelers
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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612 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

El Citron has everything that the Connecticut Avenue/Dupont Circle mentality demands: Mexican, Peruvian, Guatemalan, and other South and Central American food with moderate prices. It also has a happy hour from 5-7 for workers from the surrounding office buildings, followed by a happier hour after 8, and salsa dancing later on with an instructor for beginners. Sophia, the charming hostess,... More 

Thank gabykouchacji
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I always come here to dance Salsa and have a good time with my friends. The environment is good and I never have problems in this place.

Thank Tesla09
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by at around 11pm on a Saturday night. Music & dancing seemed to be confined to the very tiny basement (and I mean basement - dark, dank, unfinished concrete floors). Music was strictly house, no tropical rhythms. Not our thing. However, good service at the bar & the mojitos looked great.

Thank Sandy268
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This place use to be my spot but I recently have had bad experiences there (bad experience there on New Years..just a mess). I had stopped going for a while but recently decided to give it another shot. I went and was again disappointed. I have never experienced a bartender DEMAND that you give him a tip. I have always... More 

Thank Jennifer A
United States
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

best thing about this place is the free dance lessons that start around 8:30pm on both basement and main floor :)

Thank agxnes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Latin, Bar, Central American, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
  • Public Transportation: across dupont circle metro southside exit red line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Phone Number: (202) 530-8844

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