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“Decent food, some service bumps” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mourayo

Mourayo
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Ranked #259 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: S Street
Transit: RED line metro stop(Dupont Circle, Q street exit)
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Decent food, some service bumps”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Started off with a drink at the bar, which was accompanied by spiced olives, a nice touch, except the toothpicks that accompanied the olives were wrapped in plastic. I ordered the Kavouropita (which resembled crab rangoon from a carryout, in a sort-of good one), Salata Santorini (forgettable), and Lavraki me Aginares (I'd eat again), which did not come out in that order, leading to a crowded table.

I likely wouldn't return or recommend with the other options in the area and DC unless someone was specifically requesting Greek.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kent,
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198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“The best Greek restaurant I have ever been too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Let's face it, the Greeks aren't neessarily know for their culinary prowess, but Mourayo seems to take traditional dishes and add a modern twist. It really is worth a visit and was recommended by our Guest House as their favourite restaurant. If on the menu, try the poached pear, simple but really good. One confusing aspect was the Greek Wine List, but we went with the waitors recommendation and it worked well. I think the menu has special offerings on a Thurs night.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely greek restaurant by Dupont Circle -- like a family-run establishment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Felt like a family-run establishment (a good thing) which made the meal even more enjoyable. Good location, fine selection of options, etc. Great service and well worth the visit if you wish to dine around Dupont Circle

Visited June 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Dinner-Try the haloumi cheese dish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate at Mourayo's maybe 5 years ago and went back this trip to see if it was as good as we remembered and it was even better! The food is amazing and the service very good. It's a bit noisy but then again you are pretty much in the middle of the bustling DuPont Circle so I guess it goes with the territory. Try some of the small plates/apps to share to get a better overall feel of some really good Greek cuisine. They offer several dishes with Greek cheeses including haloumi which is amazing, a must try if you have never had it. Book on OpenTable ahead of time as it's a small space with limited tables.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dakar, Senegal
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice place, service a bit too speedy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Ate here last night and enjoyed it. Food was good, service friendly and the prices are fair. Only small negative was the speed at which the dishes came out of the kitchen. After 40 minutes everything had been served and eaten. Felt a bit rushed and made me wonder how they produced the dishes so quickly.

Visited May 2014
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