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Ceiba Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ceibarestaurant.com/ceiba.html
  • Phone: (202) 393-3983
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: Closed

    The bar and lounge open at 3:00pm on Saturdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Solis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants

Getting there

  • Cross Street: G Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Center & Red Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available after 5:30 for $10 at the PMI Parking Garage located at 1325 G St, NW.
A word from Ceiba
Ceiba, located at 14th & G Streets NW in the historic Colorado Building, is from the team that brought you DC Coast. The cuisine is contemporary Latin-American featuring Brazilian, Cuban, Jamaican & Mexican influences.

For all of you theater goers or early diners, Ceiba offers a three course pre-theater menu for $35.00 Mon-Sat available from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Ceiba offers a happy hour Mon-Sat from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and late night happy hour Mon-Sat from 9:30pm to 11:00pm.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I'd come here months ago and forgot the name , so glad I found it again . Food even better than I remembered and service was great."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was amazing. It had a good selection of wine and cocktails also. We absolutly loved everything we ordered, however our server was awful. He was not nice or attentive and he had no excuse because the restaurant was nowhere near full. Having said that I would go back for the food."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Every course was excellent and the wait staff perfectly attentive making suggestions and recommendations. I spect years in the Middle East and North Africa and this place is a throwback to the great smells and flavors of the region!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This was the third time dining there as we live locally. It is always extremely consistent food quality, service and ambiance! Definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wonderful Restaurant Week choice...a very good deal. Dinner was well-paced...did not feel rushed at all. The Sample Ceviche was a meal to itself...such a great variety...absolutely delicious. Really appreciate the non-alcolholic cocktails...wish all restaurants would offer them. Love the nooks and cranny atmosphere and the lively, but not overwhelmingly noisy scene"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. I enjoy going to restaurant week and even if it wasn't Ceiba's is always on the top of my list. The food is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for their restaurant week menu and we were very impressed. There was an option in each category for all food preferences. As a person with celiac, I was really happy with their gluten free options that went beyond lettuce. Great fish dishes. In addition to the restaurant week menu they had a special of the night that available for those participating in restaurant week. We both really loved all the options."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Server knowledgeable. Had ceviche sampler, salmon and flan. Enjoyed everything. Wife had gazpacho, shrimp and flan and is still talking about the meal. We arrived early (6 pm). The bar was 4-6 deep and the restaurant empty. Restaurant filled up quickly. Noise level OK even though bar is right next to the dining area separated by a partition. Altogether, a very good experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "If watermelon salad is in season...you have to try. The pork tenderloin was amazing. Actually, I haven't had a bad meal there. Extensive Tequila list which is always a plus for me."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food overall was good but all the dishes we ordered were spicy and the menu did not disclosed."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "FOOD WAS GOOD AND FILLING. First time and I will try happy hour. Only negative is even with reservations still had a 10 mnuinute wait."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I can't say enough great things about Ceiba. My mother and I had lunch together there and everything was excellent! Our entire experience from the hostess's welcome to the delectable dessert, everything was excellent. If you want to have a delicious lunch in a trendy downtown restaurant where service and food are at the highest standards, go to Ceiba. You will love it!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Love the Caribbean, Latin flavors... love that it's a mix of cultural/ethnic foods. Prices were reasonable especially for the quality of food received. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Ceiba is fabulous! As foodies and friend a chef and caterer we are very picky. Ceiba dinner was smoothly delivered, extremely tasty, beautifully presented, and complete with wonderful surprises. Ceiba understands positive memorable dining involves great food plus the delivery-- service and presentation. Dining theatre!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was my second time going to Ceiba, and just like the first time I went, I really enjoyed my dining experience. The food was delicious and our waiter was very nice. I went to Ceiba with one of my girlfriends - she had never been and wanted to try it for restaurant week. I was delightfully surprised by Ceiba's restaurant week menu. Normally restaurants participating in restaurant week have a very specific menu especially when it comes to entrees. While Ceiba had a separate menu for restaurant week, it allowed you to have any regular entree which was great. We both had the whole red snapper and it was delicious! We also had empanadas and the ceviche sampler for appetizers. We shared a side of rice. We also had dessert - very tasty."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • " I was well pleased with the service. Wendy, the server did a great job. Well done. love everything. The Tuna was amazing and also the Red Snapper."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The menu choices, the service, and the food were as superb and good-value-for-money as always. However, at a recent lunch with 3 pals, --we had a 1:30pm Wed. reservation--the noise level was borderline unbearable. Not noisy babies or kids--just poor acoustics and very vigorous conversations! Never noticed it at previous dinners. Our conversation was actually limited until about 2:15-2:30 when the crowd had diminished. Glad for Ceiba's bottom line that the restaurant was so full and lively but would strongly suggest spraying the ceiling with foam insulation to hold the decibel level down to a duller-roar."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My friends and I truly enjoyed the service we received at Ceiba and our food was awesome! We will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was great, we will go back, service, noise, ambience, all fine"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I took a new person and she was overjoyed at the food, however, the time it took to receive our food was too long for lunch time. Other than that, we were very pleased."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I always enjoy dinner at Ceiba and this time did not disappoint! I had the steak, peruvian fried rice and sauteed string beans, mmm, mmm, mmm, delicious! The steak was very tender and seasoned just right! Our server Joe was very pleasant and easy going."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant week menu at Ceiba recently. The meal & service was impeccable & the flavours outstanding. The waiter recommended mojitos (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) & a selection of argentinian wines which we enjoyed imbibing. We began with the special appetizer, beef cheeks arepas (perhaps the star of the meal) & the ceviche sampling (each different in flavour & preparation featuring sea bass, shrimp, tuna & tilapia). Our entrees were the moqueca (brazilian fish stew - rich in complex flavors) & the chimichurri ribeye (tender , complemented with a fresh chimichurri sauce & crispy onions). We ended the meal with the caramel flan (starchy & ordinary) & the churros (simple yet delicious) served with a rich, dark chocoloate sauce."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I took my daughter to Ceiba for her birthday. We both loved the food, the atmosphere and our waiter Benjamin (who we nick named Mike). We ordered from the restaurant week menu as well as some additional appetizers. We ate so much, we had to take the food home. We believed it was better the next day! While at the restaurant, we had a few mishaps in the kitchen. However, the manager was so apologetic and quickly moved to correct the errors. In the first incident, our appetizer was delayed and we were so busy talking, we hadn't noticed. The manager did and moved to correct it in the kitchen and apologized to us for the delay. Despite the errors, I highly recommend Ceiba. After all, humans work there. :-)"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Never disappointed when eating at Ceiba. great restaurant week choices. Will def come again"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Small plates great for group with varied appitites. Very good food."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I love Ceiba for its consistency. I know I can count on the food to be perfectly prepared and delicious every time."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our small group of 3 tried different items and shared. We enjoyed them all and were greatly helped by our server's requested advice."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We returned to DC largely to have a special anniversary dinner at Ceiba. My requests thru Open Table were met, which largely added to our dining enjoyment. We were seated at a lovely table by the window. Service was friendly and professional, and our waiter congratulated us on our anniversary. Our dinner was amazing. We so loved their Crispy Fried Oysters, Ceviche Sampler, and then, the reason we had to return, the Moqueca Bahiama Brazilian Seafood Stew! I give this restaurant my highest recommendation!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I really like the stake there. its just a good piece of grilled stake with some fried onions. for the meet lovers, this is it."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Very good food and very attentive service. The rib eye was fantastic and cooked as I asked. The variety of dishes showcase properly Latin American cuisine. I will get back there."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Ceiba, in my view, provides a nice variety of Latin dishes that are all tasty. On this occasion I had the guacamole and the Cuban sandwich. Both are always good choices. The guac has a nice flavor, although it is not made tableside (my only crit). The sandwich is a good size, very filling, and flavorful. The oversized chips and thick sauce is also a nice touch. Much more interesting and tasty than a typical Mexican restaurant salsa. The server was polite and attentive, but also very quiet (seemingly disengaged). Other servers I have had typically engage with the customers and make for a pleasant lunch experience. Prices are in line with other downtown DC restaurants for lunch, so expect to pay at least $25/person."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had the assorted ceviche appetizer, gazpacho and paella - all were excellent. Waiters were attentive. The atmosphere was chic and romantic."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Had a client in town staying at the JW. Ceiba was the perfect spot to grab dinner and have a good conversation. Very much enjoyed the quail, which was the special, as well as the ceviche and the octopus appetizer."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Ceiba is a good place to meet up with friends downtown. Menu is unusual and creative. Ceviche is terrific. Service was mixed. Fun and good explanations of the menu on one hand, and waited politely to take orders etc.. On the other ...half of us had drinks and other half did not get theirs. Had to call over a waiter to remind our waiter to bring the rest of the drinks."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Don't know what has changed but the food was tasteless and for the price I would expect more. The dip they served with the crisps tasted like solidified ketchup, the fish tacos tasted like van de camps frozen fish sticks and the salsas had no taste. The guacamole was the only redeeming factor. Sad to see Ceiba has lost its pizazz."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I was ready to take the famous Lomo saltado but was informed that this entree is only available on the lunch Menu. What a disappointment!! I think it was very expensive for what we had. I had the PORK TENDERLOIN and the meat was good but the side was pretty poor... My friend had only a starter and we got two cocktails without alcohol, we end up with a bill around $70 without the tips...."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was excellent! We were surprised by a free appetizer while we were waiting for our food. We will definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Amazing service and food. It was our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary and they so nicely did everything possible to make our night special from giving us special menus that said "Happy Anniversary" complimentary glasses of champagne, and writing "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Probably my 10th time dining at Ceiba. Always great flavors, quality food and excellent variety. Can't wait to go again. Notes: The restaurant was completely full and quite loud, it was tough to hear everyone at a four top table. At this time, the entire building street and corner surrounding Ceiba is under construction, so it's also noisy on the outside and slightly difficult accessing the front door to the restaurant. Not Ceiba's fault, but the construction crew doesn't help the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a great evening with amazing food and flawless service. We had a birthday in the group, and they made it very special for him. I live in New York, but look forward to returning here when I am in DC"
    Dined on 7/12/2014