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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“guacamole” (60 reviews)
“tacos” (54 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1819 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4425
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We recently dined at “El Centro Georgetown.” To start there aren’t any substitutions made. Second, everything is pre-marinated, so if you don’t do too well with spicy, there aren’t a lot of options. Food: Their chips and salsa are really good. We ordered the tacos...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sara R
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Very good food and value in a casual setting. Excellent chicken mole enchiladas and tacos. We would return!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gary W
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 105ianf
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank phildawg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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