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Johnny Pistolas

Mexican, Bar, Pub
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2333 18th St NW, Adams Morgan, Washington DC, DC 20009 (18th & Belmount)
+1 202-817-3255
10:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 00:00
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Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I've always been here just to drink something and dance during Friday/Saturday night, but last time I really enjoyed have dinner with my friends and spent all my Saturday night at Johnny Pistolas! The Mexican food is good and the service is very nice! We also got the half price cocktails that night!

Thank Alice R
Oslo, Norway
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Tried many different tacos, but the Baja fish taco is a must, it's delicious! Super service and margaritas!

Thank Annma1
Huntington, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed eating/ drinking here amazing service loved the experience!! Got mimosas and they weren't the usual watered down stuff, it was the best bang for your buck I would say! 10/10 would recommend to a friend

Thank kklein38
Cary, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

After researching multiple other locations to celebrate NYE in D.C., my friends and I were most fortunate to choose the perfect spot at Johnny Pistolas. The cover was comparable to other venues in the city, but every $ spent in that flat fee was well worth it. The service was impeccable and the crowd was the perfect size. We never... More 

Thank Nicole L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Johnny Pistolas does a great taco Tuesday, and I actually love their food. I have also been several times in the evenings, as there are few bars in Adams Morgan that do not get crazy on weekends. I enjoyed the bartenders and atmosphere, though it is quiet. However, on Saturday night I was there with several friends around midnight. We... More 

Thank Heather G
Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Bar hopping in Adams Morgan and stopped in here for a snack and a drink. Tacos were flavorful but wouldn't say great. Service was good, price was very good. Too many other restaurant and bar options in the area to suggest a repeat visit.

Thank atlagunabeach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I have come here on two separate occasions with co-workers due to the affordable happy hour menu. Both times I was let down on the quality. The tacos were just not very good. I mean what did I expect for that price...

Thank Chelssjh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Finally! We found a place with good bar food and friendly staff. We enjoyed a happy hour pitcher of margaritas and many many tacos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

We went to several bars in adams morgan at about 3pm and was unable to even order a drink as the customer service was horrible......that being said...the service here came at a good time and was very refreshing. Tacos were flavorful (order the shrimp tacos) bartender will fix your drink until you are pleased if he doesnt get it right... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We went for brunch. They didnt have decaf coffee, which was a problem for me. The menu was limited, and they were really pushy about the all you can eat/drink option. Our server was confused - he got the drink orders wrong, and my daughter did not get the food she ordered.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2333 18th St NW, Adams Morgan, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (18th & Belmount)
  • Public Transportation: Woodley Park/Adams Morgan metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-817-3255
Johnny Pistolas is an LA inspired Taqueria located in the heart of Adams Morgan. Our goal is to provide our guests with authentic tasting LA style tacos with a great beer selections and refreshing cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?