El Andariego
El Andariego

El Andariego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elandariegomexicanrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3012608198
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering is offered for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Quinceanera, Office Events or any other special event you may have coming up. The food is available for delivery or pickup. We deliver to Montgomery, Howard Counties and DC. The minimum for delivery is 30 people and can go up to 500 people.
  • Entertainment: Come hear our own band, Duo America Friday nights from 7-10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Hampshire Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available in front of the restaurant.
A word from El Andariego
Come visit us for authentic Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine. We've been serving these scrumptious dishes for over 10 years. And please, if you enjoyed your visit with us, we encourage you to write a review on our website review page. Join us for a unique experience and beautiful ambiance. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly to make you feel comfortable and at home. You will get personal attention from the owners, giving you a very special evening.
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El Andariego reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • BigB
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent local restaurant where you're always made to feel like a welcomed guest.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the El Andariego reviews archive.
  • Excellent Local
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    took some guests to this local fav. Excellent starters. Dinner was salmon dishes, chicken and steak fajitas. All outstanding. Excellent service very nice and helpful
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood favorite
    Gimmie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We enjoy the casual atmosphere, combined with excellent food! There is a friendly, family vibe. The special Seafood Tacos were our reason to go this week. They were outstanding - full of chunks of a variety of fish. My husband enjoyed a trio of enchiladas. The margaritas are good, with several variations available. Service is always attentive, but not intrusive. We dine in or take-out frequently.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch-time Special
    FredVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I normally wouldn't do Mexican at lunch, but El Andariego proved to be an excellent choice for a good selection of lunch specials for under $10.00. I had a business meeting with an acquaintance here and the atmosphere was quiet and we were able to conduct business and enjoy our meals. Wait staff was very attentive and we didn't have to waist time waiting for the food or the check. I highly recommend El Andariego as an excellent lunch-time engagement, for a quick business meeting, and with a bite to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time a Hit
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My first time to this local restaurant and my friends and I will be back. Great starters and mixed drinks and wine were done well. Main dishes were fish and chicken and they toped my expectations. A wonderful find that I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    tweetgoodVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    They always make you feel welcome. Great food and atmosphere! My parents and I go to every Valentine's Day as they give every lady a rose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • El Andariego
    MatchboxVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The lunch menu is very reasonable. The spinach, mushroom and cheese quesadilla is delicious. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a lovely neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant with great service and great food..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spiced and Priced Right
    NoFoodie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    A great place for good, well-prepared, Mexican and Salvadoran food. The menu is varied, and I've tried several of the entrees. It's all good . . . give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    happyascanby
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Been dining at El Andariego for a couple of years. Never been disappointed. Owners are very attentive to the customers, staff is friendly and efficient. Great selection of dishes that are reasonably priced...my personal favorite is the crab and shrimp enchiladas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mexican/Salvadorean food
    BillSamuel
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    This is a neighborhood, family-owned restaurant. It has quite a variety on its menu of Mexican-Salvadorean food. It is carefully prepared, and therefore it will take a little time before it is delivered to your table. The wait is worth it, for the quality of the food reflects careful preparation. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good neighborhood dining
    akharbs
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    It's wonderful to go to a restaurant where they really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. This is a lovely restaurant with solid Mexican/Salvadoran offerings. I came for a birthday dinner with family and in the middle of the dinner the power went out because of a storm. They still soldiered on, and even brought me my surprise birthday dessert. The fresh chips that started the meal were delicious, and my seafood soup was tasty and full of lobster, crab, and shrimp. The broth was not as flavorful, but since they were doing everything in the dark, I cut them some slack. A great neighborhood restaurant in Montgomery County.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find in Olney
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My son and I tried El Andariego on a Sunday evening based on location & reviews. It turned out to be a wonderful choice. It was our first time there and we will definitely go back. The price for the specials might be a little high for Ashton (about $20), but there were plenty of other offerings at lower and quite reasonable prices. The margaritas are strong and delightfully limey. The salsa is very good - it has a kick to it, but also a very fresh tomato flavor. I had the salmon special and it was superb. The best thing about the place may have been the attentive service. The manager made a point of checking to see that the diners were satisfied, and the waitresses did not hide out in the kitchen. They were unobtrusive, but very attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAILURE TO AWARD POINTS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    THE STAFF DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE OPENTABLE RESERVATION SO NO POINTS ARE AWARDED.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delish. Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Food was delish. Atmosphere very nice. Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Wouild definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was delicious. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    The food was delicious. Service was great. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is place is an all time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    This is place is an all time local favorite. We go to this restaurant at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    There was a specialty selection for Valentines Day. Very Good and nice presentation, pleasant atmosphere with soft live music. Long stem red roses given at end of meal. No waiting. Definitely would return and recommend anytime!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful time for Valentine'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had a wonderful time for Valentine's Day and the food was delicious. Enjoyed getting a rose at the end of the meal. Nice touch...Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in the Olney/Ashton area
    Brett
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This is the best restaurant in the Olney/Ashton area! Go for the Friday night specials and margaritas and don't leave without trying the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food used to be quite good
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Food used to be quite good now average. Service, especially on Sundays is lackluster, servers are either inexperienced or disinterested, staff seem less engaged. The usually excellent margarita lacked any flavor from tequila and was returned, the server grudingly provided a replacement. The sangria, usually very flavorful with a bit of sparkle was flat; seemed to have more juice or other liquid and less wine than in the past. Will likley look to eat this cuisine elsewhere in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a nice, ethnic, neighborhoo
    Linda
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    This is a nice, ethnic, neighborhood restaurant. The staff greets diners warmly and the food is always plentiful. It's an unhurried dinner in a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic