Ceiba
Ceiba

Ceiba

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ceibarestaurant.com/ceiba.html
  • Phone: 2023933983x
  • 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

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
After 11 exciting & wonderful years here in Washington, we have decided to close our doors after Saturday, September 27. We are indebted and thankful to our loyal supporters, neighbors, friends & family for their continued commitment. Most of all, we are grateful to our dedicated staff for all their efforts and hard work over the last 11 years. We hope you will visit us in the upcoming two weeks to bid a fond farewell!

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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Ceiba reviews from OpenTable diners
229 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (131)special occasion (92)good for groups (77)great for lunch (63)romantic (54)neighborhood gem (45)notable wine list (34)hot spot (25)late-night find (20)vibrant bar scene (20)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Sorry to see them closing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The Pumpkin-crusted Tilapia was absolutely amazing. I hate to see them close on September 27, 2014
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The point is moot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    They're closing anyway and it showed. This once vibrant spot of interest has fallen and it can't get up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so sad
    doonalucVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We heard it was closing and had to make one last trip there. We love it and will miss it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be missed
    lunchgirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have enjoyed lunch at Ceiba for a number of years and will miss it. I don't know why it is closing, but it is not because of the food or service. Both are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will miss you Cieba
    Mpbuf
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a great Latin fusion restaurant with wonderful drinks, appetizers and in the house treats. Memorable items on the menu are an outstanding black bean soup and an exquisite while read snapper. I regret that they are closing after 11 years. They will be missed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Greatness
    nesrobin4VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Ceiba is in a great location and has beautiful decor. Our server was attentive and courteous. My co-worker and I shared the not-too-salty plantain chips. He enjoyed the jerk seasoned salmon entree. I had the delectable and surprisingly spicy golden tomato gazpacho. Highly recommend folks to visit and have a latin experience for themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fantastic Meal!
    fromthemountains
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Look some international colleagues out to Ceiba for dinner after a meeting. It was fantastic, as always. The food was wonderful and the service exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant for different food.
    firsttimeguest
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I found it to be an interesting variety of cuisine, with the South American slant. The portions were small. But the taste was good. Desserts were rather limited for the pre-theatre menu. The experience was a good one overall, including the waiter service, with the exception of the difficulty in providing a response to my inquiry on the significance of the restaurant's name. I had to ask 3 times before I got a clear answer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatregoers
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our pre theatre dinner menu. We both ordered the seafood stew, which was outstanding. We were disappointed that we missed out on the flat bread that is usually served while waiting on the dinner. Our server was delightful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite up to par
    Suzsez
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great service but food was over salted, over buttered, over sauced. There are better options in DC.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less intimate. Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I took the advice of a friend on this one for my anniversary. Should have checked it out more myself. Less than the intimate setting I had hoped for but food was very good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale but affordable
    MikiVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been to Ceiba twice and have enjoyed the experience both times. On both occasions I traveled to DC on business and Ceiba was close to my hotel. On both occasions I was with a group - the first time there were 7 of us and this last time there were 4. There is sufficient accomodation for 7 so we could still carry on a conversation. This last time we were seated by a window and had a great view of the vibrant street. The food was excellent - nobody had any complaints about the food. I have had both the seared yellowfin and the gniocchi, along with several of the appetizers. All in all I would recommend Cieba. We also visited it's sister restaurant Acadiana and has a wonderful patio dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME!
    KMac8
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was really happy with our pre-theater group dinner here a few nights ago! The service was great, the food was great and the pre-theater menu was very generous and well-priced. Totally recommend it-w were all extremely happy with the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    NebraskaGirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    After finding Ceiba on Yelp! and knowing it was in a great location, I went ahead and booked a reservation. The menu, while somewhat limited, offered a great variety and easily covered the bases for something for everyone. We started with an Argentian the Yellowfina Tuna Ceviche and an which was incredibly flavorful and had a nice kick. We chose the Chicken Tamale & the Brazilian Seafood Stew as entrees and were not disappointed. We ended with a 20 year Port and the Coconut Tres Leches cake. Overall the food was top-notch, location great, and our waiter was helpful without being too pushy. The only downside was the close seating to other couples and groups making conversation a bit difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most exciting seafood preparations
    MarkIVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The most consistently exciting fare of anywhere in Washington. Especially interesting seafood preparations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time, just as good
    MonicaO
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Allie
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and delicious!
    GFM99
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent guest experience!
    Saab05
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ceviche - Oh My!
    whycook
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed!!!
    Jinx
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lots of Options
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our dining eve.
    Herb
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ceiba never disappoints.
    Charmon
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but spicy
    okidoki
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food overall was good but all the dishes we ordered were spicy and the menu did not disclosed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    Tanya
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing restaurant!
    Daisy312
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Cab1986
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebratory dinner with friend
    rebeccaofdcVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice restaurant
    Kadine
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outing
    Ocean
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmette
    Gourmette
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service!!
    PDB0813
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was great, we will go back, service, noise, ambience, all fine
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good food
    Disappointed
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful birthday dinner!!!
    Ksah
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NDOttawa
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the Love of Latin Food
    foodie4lifeVIP
    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. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    jensta82
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Never disappointed when eating at Ceiba. great restaurant week choices. Will def come again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, different
    Bern
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Small plates great for group with varied appitites. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.