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“Good food for adults and kids”

Banana Cafe & Piano Bar
Ranked #529 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Puerto Rican, American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Cross street: Corner of 8th & E street S.E.
lizardlips48
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food for adults and kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The food was good. The salsa was excellent--a little mild but perfect for our adult/child mix. Refills on the chips and salsa came without request. The kids' chicken tacos vanished quickly. Only complaints:
**The adults all had the Saturday specials, and we should have had only one for every people. The portions were too large, and we had to waste too much food. My house margarita was slightly above average.
**Everything was quite salty, and we all were thirsty for most of the following day.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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436 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good Food - OK Atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

The drink specials were the highlight. Well made and generously portioned.
The food is pretty good, but nothing too amazing. Again, well made and big portions.
It gets crowded quickly and at times was pretty noisey, but all in all we had a nice time.

Visited March 2012
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We went for lunch and thanks to unseasonably warm weather, we were able sit outside. The service was fast and friendly. The food was great. I recommend the Cuban sandwich or anything with carnitas. Overall, it was a very good experience.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food, service, and reasonable prices.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Four of us went for a late lunch. We had prompt service and, while two of us liked the food
more than the other two, were not unhappy with the experience. The other two will go back.
We had the Cuban sandwich and two other entrees ,one with yucca and the other with
plantains. The two of us who had the sandwich did not like the food as well . I could only
taste the cheese, and thought the pork was dry. A mixed review, I wavered between average
and very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Mexican/Latin food in Washington DC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I went there for dinner
The atmosphere is very authentic.
Had a very good Shrimp Fajita.
It is close to the Eastern market metro station

  • Visited November 2012
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