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El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW

$$ - $$$
Adams Morgan
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran, South American
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1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (U St. NW)
+1 202-328-3660
10:00 am - 6:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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408 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious pupusas at a very affordable price! Fun atmosphere (nothing too fancy & very authentic). Wasn't crazy about the tamales. Service was great. Nice outdoor patio.

Thank Kait_De
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice mix of Mexican and el salvadorian cuisine, late night large group. For a drunken group of miscreants that all requests separate checks, service was amazing. Decent beer, mixed drinks that disappoint for the price. The art on the walls definitely fits the vibe of late night whatever. Fresh shrimp, banging fajitas and decent guacamole, what more does one need... More 

Thank skoat32
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a 100 degree day, and couldn't be happier. A big, fresh, colorful salad bowl -- chicken, avocado, raisins!, tomatoes and cukes - hit the spot. Free parking in their own lot. Warm welcome and good service.

Thank 286solotraveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I've been here two times. Both times I was in search of good Mexican food late at night. I went to a nearby restaurant, who were closing up, and they recommended Tamarindo. I had the Fajitas and a couple of Margaritas. The food was delicious and affordable. What added to my positive experience was our friendly waitress, Marisol. She ensured... More 

1 Thank jassielperez
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We were recommended the Pupusas, that we found excellent, we also enjoyed the Tamarindo Margaritas. The atmosphere was very friendly and all the servers, specially Diego, were very nice and attentive. We will go back again!

1 Thank pilarcalavia
Washington, DC
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424 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Stopped her for lunch while running errands. I haven't eaten here in an age (restaurant has been around since the early eighties). Salsa and chips were OK. Service was very friendly and fairly attentive. Kudos to the hostess (Friday lunch). I ordered a sangria and it was quite good. I ordered the chicken mole and it was fair. I was... More 

Thank Decoamie
Columbia, Missouri
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670 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Had dinner at El Tamarindo and was rather disappointed. Service was friendly, but very slow. Steak dish I had was served nearly raw. Not much flavor in either dishes or sauces. Did have interesting array of cocktails, including the Oaxaca Mule that was quite good.

Thank LMOverby
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in DuPont and looking for somewhere local to eat. Past Reviews seemed OK. The staff were polite, however th chicken was over cooked and dry on the fajitas and the nachos had a very strange sauce which we wouldn't receive back home in the UK.

Thank Carly B
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite before heading into Dupont area. Family got all four happy hour special appetizers...we were in and out in about 30 min. Excellent waitstaff and excellent food.

Thank Greg S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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211 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Owner Jose Reyes has modernized the restaurant, which has had a certain bodega charm since we've been regulars most Friday nights. He and his builders did a nice job, opening up the bar and installing bar seating, putting some 'high' tables with barstools for groups of 4-6, and freshening up the look for a younger, more demanding 21st Century crowd.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
10:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 Florida Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (U St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-3660
Enjoy fresh and flavorful food in a comfortable, neighborly environment. Join us for a tart margarita, a perfect pupusa and simply a wonderful experience.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?