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“I can easily name 10 places better.”

Alero Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1,258 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Mexican
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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169 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“I can easily name 10 places better.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

So pass by this very average place with average food. You will get what you expect. Start with the chips and salsa. Not great not bad. Then the lineup of any Mexican menu. It's all pretty bland and nothing says come back for more. So glad I tried so now I know. Wish it were better but the good people of 14th and U seem to support this place pretty well. Maybe it's me but I love Mexican food but not this place. Keep looking cause this isn't the place. But writing this review made me hungry for chips and salsa.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour and Ambiance”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was in town for a sorority convention and was visiting Howard University. The U street area was reccomended for food. Had dinner here on Friday and it was great. So great that we came back on Saturday for the Happy Hour specials.

  • Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Read your bill carefully”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

When paying your bill at Alero, check it carefully. We had a group of six so the bill included the tip when it was presented to us,l but it was very misleading. It had an authorized amount, followed by an entry for "autograt" which had the line below it as "subtotal." Below that was another line for "tip." If you're not careful, you will end up tipping twice.

Other than that, the food was average and the service mediocre. With all of the other restaurants in the area, there is no reason to return.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Sheila2003
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice quick mexican food.”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Not a fancy mexican food place, but really good to go with kids, friends and family. The service is great and the choices are not difficult. Typical tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and others. Margaritas are amazing!!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Jiev16
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Alero is a pretty good Mexican restaurant. I've been several times and the food and drink have been consistently good. Also prices are reasonable.

Visited June 2012
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