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Cafe Citron

$$ - $$$
Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Latin, Bar, Pub, Central American
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1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
+1 202-530-8844
16:00 - 03:00
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Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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300 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I went to Cafe Citron a few years ago for salsa dancing with friends. I think they still have salsa/latin music, but now they also have zumba on Fridays. There are 3 levels to Cafe Citron. The lower level had the zumba and a small bar. Party atmosphere, the place was packed by 10 pm. This is really more of... More 

Thank TroisChatsLies
Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

There are lots of other good places to eat. Don't bother with this one. Drinks were good but food only pedestrian. Quesadilla Platter was okay.

Thank JW S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were there for a party last time, even if our visit was not very pleasant our issues were addressed in a timely manner. Thank you Jackie

Thank Xbebe111
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556 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this cafe while walking down the street. The drinks were good and the music was too. Downstairs becomes a salsa club that was very fun!

Thank AJCC1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Pan-Latino is here to stay, and I am thrilled that Café Citron is the trailblazer in an over-saturated market of Latino restaurants, especially in the Washington DC area, offering a wide variety of tasty offerings from the myriad of Latin-American cuisines that reflect their unique history and their regional and topographical differences. Looking through the menu, I am tempted to... More 

Thank Alex W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I in town for some sight seeing , visited Cafe Citron for dinner , had reservation , which i made on line , confirmed quickly. Arrived a little early , to my surprise was seated immediately, :) Our server i want to say her name was Natalie , hope i got it correct was very nice and... More 

Thank Damaris R
Northern Virginia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We went on the weekend for free salsa lessons and had a blast! The people were nice and the food and drinks were great. Definitely coming back for a second visit.

Thank viyamusic
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I was in DC for work and looking for a place to gather five friends. I sort of picked Citron out of a hat and was glad I did! The happy hour was long for a Friday night with good cheap drinks and fun food. Dinner was excellent and served promptly with a lovely Central American authenticity I didn't expect!... More 

Thank Jay S
Fairfax, Virginia
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286 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Stopped in with a Bachelorette party, and the food and drinks were good. The service was good and attentive. We stopped in on the salsa classes they host on Friday nights and it was in the basement. It was full of people, and no really space to learn or take a proper lesson. We only stayed for about 20mins because... More 

Thank FFXTravelers
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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767 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

El Citron has everything that the Connecticut Avenue/Dupont Circle mentality demands: Mexican, Peruvian, Guatemalan, and other South and Central American food with moderate prices. It also has a happy hour from 5-7 for workers from the surrounding office buildings, followed by a happier hour after 8, and salsa dancing later on with an instructor for beginners. Sophia, the charming hostess,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Latin, Bar, Pub, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
  • Public Transportation: across dupont circle metro southside exit red line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Neighbourhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Phone Number: +1 202-530-8844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?