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El Centro D.F.

1819 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
+1 202-328-3131
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (48 reviews)
“guacamole” (57 reviews)
“tacos” (50 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1819 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We were told to go here for the best Mexican food while shopping in Georgetown. It was ok but nothing to brag about. The place was kind of busy for Monday early evening. Had the steak tacos which were good, but again, nothing extraordinary.More

Thank Indy S
Cait S, General Manager at El Centro D.F., responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Hello Indy, Thank you for the opportunity in serving you. I understand ti was good but not "great". I wanted to see if i can invite you back to be my guests to see if i can learn from your experience to be "GREAT!"How can...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Not a local Mexican restaurant, but good. Maybe a little too expensive, but tacos were good and they give you free chips and salsa at the beginning. Tacos come with frijoles beans and rice, which are both good (maybe the rice a little dry). But...More

Thank Giulia A
Reviewed July 26, 2018

It is a very busy place and sometimes it takes time for the waiters to come back with your drinks and food. But even so, they do a wonderful job and do their best to serve you well and check whether you need anything at...More

Thank MariusDrag
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The place was old, crazy seats , a little more effort and I would give 5 stars. Went for unlimited drinks and brunch for $35 food was good, could add a little more to make it better. For example tacos had only meat, they need...More

Thank clanzaro
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Spoilt for choice on our first night in Washington. Decided on Mexican and this place didn’t disappoint. Wonderful food, lovely mango purée Margaritas too. Waiter was great. Really helpful, very attentive and some great recommendations when we asked. He has a great handlebar moustache too!!...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Came upon this restaurant through a food tour and sampled a 1st rate tamale and a lamb chop on a bed of guacamole that was superb. Restaurant staff fun and friendly. Overall great atmosphere.

Thank CFunes
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Very satisfied with El Centro D.F. Ordered the pork belly tacos, which were melt-in-your-mouth good. I had heard mixed reviews and complaints about service, portions, and price. Based on our one experience and three menu items ordered, we had no issues with any of these:...More

Thank bl12
Reviewed June 21, 2018

It is located at the busy but trendy 14th street near U-Street. The place was packed but we got a table downstairs. Seems like downstairs has also a dancefloor for late hours. But even the downstairs area is stylish. Most importantly, the food was amazing....More

Thank phildawg
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Love everything about this place. Always sit on the upper deck/rooftop. Mahi mahi tacos this time, delicious! Yummy chips and salsa, beans, rice. Main floor dining area has an odor that turns me off, but I prefer the upper level so no worries. Both areas...More

Thank Freda W
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Go here for great tacos! The service felt like they were trying to turn tables and kick us out. Good drinks and food though.

Thank golfer1111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1819 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
    (Swann St, NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-3131
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