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Las Canteras

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Adams Morgan
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2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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McTown Texas
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the food (and caipirinhas) at this small restaurant. The cold mussel and Classic cibiche appetizers were outstanding. Cod stew was so tasty, and portions were fine. Make a reservation so you can eat upstairs.

Thank Celestial-Mctown
Portland, Oregon
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't usually review the cocktails, but Las Canteras is special. I have to report that the Pisco drinks are truly excellent and worth trying. We had the experience of several dishes including the Quinotto with shrimp. A dish I love and I have not found it better seasoned anywhere else in the country. The Pruvian sampler platter was beautifully... More 

Thank Drake972
Santa Fe
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279 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Walking in Adams Morgan on a Sunday afternoon and happened to notice this restaurant. We both like Peruvian food and decided to give it a try. Sunday afternoon and it was a bit slow so no problem getting a table. Dark interior of red with red brick walls. Long and narrow with small tables and a bar. Seated by the... More 

Thank KarumbaSantaFe
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

As the title suggests, I have no basis for comparison, but I loved my meal at Las Canteras while visiting DC and wanted to post this. To start the meal they bring out a basket of bread with a green dipping sauce that is quite spicy (habanero) and salty; either could be a turnoff for some but I thought it... More 

New York City, New York
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Outstanding restaurant. The ceviche is superb, although pricey. The entrees are spicy and fragrant, especially the fish dishes. Overall, it is an exceptional place.

Thank Bruce1624
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Very good ceviche but not as spicy as should be. Good atmosphere, very nice service. Usual Peruvian dishes but a bit toned down.

Thank PascaInMD
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Las Canteras. The decor was beautiful, the location in Adams Morgan is great. My ají de gallina was very good. The only thing I would have liked is a better pisco sour. Pisco sour is my favorite drink and a delicacy of the Americas (as is Peruvian food), and Las Canteras should be able... More 

Thank medeeny
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Bought causa & rice pudding for take-outs with a Peruvian native. For a first-timer, it was a wonderful new experience that made me wanting for more!

Thank Aurora A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I always know that if I want great food and drinks any night of the week or time of day, I can go to Las Canteras. The Peruvian food and drinks are flavorful and diverse. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice and authentically Peruvian. I really like the artwork. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful. Las Canteras is... More 

Thank MSSwhy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here last weekend. The food was the highlight, but the ambiance (great Peruvian music) and service were excellent as well. We loved the cebiche and family recipe avocado salad as appetizers. My quinotto (risotto made with quinoa) with shrimp entree was delicious and my husband raved about his cod entree. Pisco sours were so good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: 202-265-1780

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