Las Placitas
Las Placitas

Las Placitas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasplacitasdc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 543-3700
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Happy Hour, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between E St. NE and G St. SE
  • Parking: No
A word from Las Placitas
Las Placitas is a Salvadoran and Mexican restaurant located in the Capitol Hill community of DC. It was established in 1990, and our past 22 years have been quite an experience for us as well as for the clientele we have had over the years. As time has passed we have worked hard to constantly create new dishes and serve the freshest ingredients daily. We have taken our time to evolve and provide new daily specials, and Happy Hour. At Las Placitas it is not just lunch or dinner; it is an experience of great food, service, friendly staff, and exceptional Margaritas. Join Las Placitas and be a part of the present and future that has made a successful business in the Capitol Hill community. Salud!
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Las Placitas reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)romantic (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have always been a huge fan of Las Placitas! The food is always top notch, the service is great, and the margaritas go perfectly with the excellent cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    Mmsjjk
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Really enjoyed our visit. The service is outstanding and the menu has some interesting options. Our server helped us pick our dinners and did not steer us wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great food, accommodating and friendly staff, good service, highly recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Las Placitas!
    eanthonydcVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food at great prices! I always turn to Las Placitas when visitors or friends want good Mexican or Salvadorean food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Las Placitas reviews archive.
  • Jose
    Jose
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Took the family this time and we all enjoyed it. Some friends were at another table and we joined them at the end for a drink. The waiter brought us all a shot of tequila and topped off a fine evening. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joe Eats
    Jose
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I love Salvadoran food. Service was great and my small group (6) all were happy with their selections. I'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right Mexican food
    MsRefereeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I am from the midwest/south where we have Mexican food restaurants on every corner. This place is one of the better places I have found and very reasonably priced. I had a burrito - the chicken was abundant and yummy! This is not a white table cloth restaurant - just good ole' spot you can enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but hard to get
    SS14
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Delicious fresh salsa, wide and varied menu, great margaritas. They seemed understaffed as flagging a waiter down was a chore, and we felt guilty ordering anything because it seemed like they didn't have time for us, which was a little unpleasant. We went on a Sunday night, I'm guessing lunch might be better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers were good, but
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Appetizers were good, but the specials that night were just average.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dinner, nice surroundings
    baja
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    I was not expecting such a nice restaurant with table clothes, nicely decorated interior, and very pleasant staff and waiters. Good menu choices, and plenty of food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    Friends6hungry
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The good was delicious and the waiter checked in us to see if we were pleased with our food. I plan on going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe in this family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Great vibe in this family run, very authentic Mex/Salvadoran restaurant. Even offer Salvadoran beer, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Enough
    Tommy13VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    The mature man, owner(?) was solicitous and pleasant. I would say the staff was indifferent. The food was tasty enough and plentiful. There are several places I feel could show more interest in the customer so I probably would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Only issue, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great food! Only issue, the dining room was freezing!! We asked that they adjust the temperature and they did but it took a while to heat the entire place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They Have HORCHATA!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The sampler ("El Tipico") provides a nice mix of papusa, tamale, yucca, rice, etc. And, if more were needed, they have horchata. It's not on the menu. It is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic. The only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Food was fantastic. The only person who had leftovers to take home did so because the seafood soup was so delicious he didn't want to muddle the flavor with anything else. Server could have been more organized when taking our order. We were a big group and he let everyone jump around and thus missed an order. They took care of it quickly though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We had yet another excellent experience at Las Placitas. From the food to the service, it was fantastic. We have never been disappointed by this special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were at the great graffitti
    sen2007VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We were at the great graffitti exhibit at the Fridge and this was a hop, skip and jump away. The food was likely the best latin cuisine (sic) we have had in a while- really super campeche fish and fajitas - and bowls of fresh, delicious salsa. The popularity of this place speaks for itself- it was packed so vibrant and cheerful with people it took us awhile to get seated. The service was very caring,the decor colorful and the neighborhood beautiful to stroll through. A very happy dining experience for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Distracted server
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    Our waiter was nice, but he laghed at us awkwardly when we ordered vegetarian items, which was odd. After our food got dropped off no one ever came back to the table to see if we needed anything- we both had empty drinks almost the entire dinner. We then waited a full 20 minutes after finished our food (with no drinks) to get his attention for a check. The restaurant wasn't full, it was pretty ridiculous. But there was a futbol game on that was apparently really interesting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food excellent and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Food excellent and service friendly. Prices very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Really delicious food
    joycean
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Excellent food and service. We haven't eaten there in 15 years and it's as good as it's ever been. This is one of the old favorites that we will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good food and pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Always good food and pleasant waiters. Never feel hurried.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relative low priced and great
    SusanBVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Relative low priced and great food! Good happy hour too!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate