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Los Cuates Restaurant
Los Cuates Restaurant

Los Cuates Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loscuatesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (202) 965-7009
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Q St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Los Cuates Restaurant
Los Cuates of Georgetown invite you to come and experience for yourself our delicious and extensive menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes. You will find your favorite beverage and also "The best margaritas" in town. We use only the fresh ingredients, and all food is prepared daily. We are also pleased to be able to offer you such quality and quantity of food at reasonable prices. We look forward to your visit and we are ready to serve you the finest in Mexican cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "The food, and especially the mango margaritas, are excellent!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is not large, so I am glad we made a reservation. Food is well prepared and good quality. We ordered traditional Latino dishes and everyone enjoyed their meal. We sat at the round table in the window and it was bright and comfortable. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fantastic Guacamole. Excellent traditional Mexican food."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Were a it late, but plenty of seating available and seated immediately. Immediately given chips and salsa....and the salsa was perfect. We asked for more. Ordered the enchiladas and chimichanga, which were both delicious and came out within 15 minutes. Overall a cute little place for some decent Mexican that was quick and delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Tries to be authentic Tex-Mex with a flare of Mexico. Doesn't quite make it. They do carry Mexican beers though. Food ok, drinks ok, ambience not quite and noise very loud. Not my favorite place, especially for Mexican food"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "They've got the space and service for a big group. Don't expect anything special from the menu."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were a little nervous when we couldn't hear each other across our table in a back corner of the second floor... but then the pina coladas arrived, and we were too busy drinking to try to talk with each other. We each had entrees off the specials menu (mole pork and mole fish tacos), and were very happy with the flavors. Neither of us finished our plates, and the waitstaff were very friendly and funny. We'll be back - if only for the drinks."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food at Los Cuates was truly fantastic. The enchiladas were savory, the rice was fluffy and flavorful, and the beans were not dried and congealed - a problem I have encountered at most Mexican restaurants in the area. The margaritas were delicious, and did not taste like bottled sour mix. Try this place out if you're looking for authentic Mexican comfort food!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Friday night is not complete with a diablo margarita and enchilda at Los Cuates! Excellent service, delicious food and friendly faces."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was good. Gotta have the guacamole! it's a small place so it's cozy seating. Staff is ok friendly; they are polite."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We showed up for our reservation but it didn't look as if we needed one for 5:30. They let us choose our seats (there was plenty to pick from). We got complementary chips and salsa very quickly, but it took much longer to order drinks and food. The margaritas were nice and strong but they don't list their prices on the menu. Once we ordered our food it claim quickly, the enchiladas were very good. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good margaritas and food but very very loud, drunken college scene."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Nachos were pretty good. Chile Rellenos were disappointing, unndercooked and bland. Salads were good. Overall, a forgettable experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Decided to try the steak fajitas after noticing plate after sizzling plate of them coming out of the kitchen. They did not disappoint and were delicious. I found myself craving them for quite a few days after."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was great here as always. Have all the standard favorites. Food came out quickly and was hot. The white (hotter) queso was flavorful. There is also a nice selection of fun frozen drinks on the menu as well."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Had dinner last Sunday at this Georgetown mexican restaurant. Food and drinks were as good as usual byt the service was extremely poor and disorganized and there were not many customers. At 8:00 we were the last people there. Uusually the place is jumping on a Sunday evening and the service is harried but excellent. This is a great local place for an inexpensive dinner but the need to do somehting about the service."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "I loved the atmosphere, especially on a Friday night. It was a very happening place and they have really good margaritas. The food was also good, and the portions are large."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We really enjoyed this small Mexican restaurant located on Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown. The ambience was fine. The service was excellent. The Masitas de Puerco al Horno - slow roasted pork with sauteed onions - was to die for. The fish toco special looked very good too."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "A no-frills, excellent Mexican restaurant a few blocks up Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. Los Cuates brings lots of chips and fresh salsa to your table, and all the entrees I've had there are excellent!"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Very nice, reliable Mexican restaurant! It's been a great addition to the neighborhood. The staff is very friendly. The food is good at very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is vibrant. It's a great place for a group celebration. They are very accommodating to large groups. I especially like the fajitas!"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Los Cuates was one of our two Mexican spots in undergrad, and it never disappoints! The service is slow, which is to be expected with the addition of the second floor and with the many groups that gather for margs + dinner. )Though this last visit, we were astonished by just how poor our server was in particular. Not always the case here, but it was... not great.) Wonderful place for a girls' night dinner and drinks, or other group meeting, but wouldn't necessarily recommend for a date night (so loud!) Would definitely recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We have eaten here twice. We returned because on our first visit the food, drink and service was good. Unfortunately, this time despite the fact that the restaurant was empty the service was fair our appetizer arrived after we had finished our meals and it was burnt and cold. My meal was so so I left most of it on my plate. What a disappointment! We will not be returning."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Will not return here again. Although noisy the food has been good in the past but this time it was not good at all. My chile relleno did not have red sauce and we specified that we were vegetarians and they gave black beans but still in my daughter's burrito there were pinto beans. Neither of us felt very good after eating here. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "Make sure you ask for drink prices before ordering as we were charged $68 for one pitcher of margaritas. This seems quite excessive even for a restaurant in Georgetown. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "They did a great job for my daughter's birthday when she arrived with 7 high school friends, Luis helped out with a special "tres leches" cake with was delicious. They had a ball. Fajitas were fresh, hot, and plentiful."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Good service, nice small place in Georgetown but food very bland, almost tasteless. I had tacos carbon. Very blah chicken wrapped in a flour tortilla. Margaritas were not bad."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "We made reservations at Los Cuates for Sunday morning after reviewing their brunch menu online. When we arrived, they told us that they normally serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday, but were not serving it that day. Since we were already seated, my friend and I each ordered something off the lunch menu, and about 20 minutes later, my food arrived, but not hers. We waited another 15 minutes for her food to arrive because apparently they forgot to make her fajitas. The food was okay but we would have been happier with it if the meals had arrived at the same time and if they had offered brunch as advertised. Given that there are many other good restaurant options available in the DC area, we won't be going back to Los Cuates."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "The food was delicious. Our waiter was excellent. He took our drink order and immediately brought us chip and salsa. He let us sit and enjoy ourselves before he took our order. The food came quick. It was hot and so good. I would go back next time I am in town."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "It's classic Mexican, American style, with tasty food in large portions, and it won't empty your wallet. Popular with students from nearby Georgetown U. A high energy, fun kind of place. The pork dish was superb and special. Chicken enchilada was standard fare. Friend had two frozen margaritas so they must have been good."
    Dined on 5/9/2013
  • "Really good restaurant for big groups Good value Fun atmosphere Probably for a younger crowd Definitely make reservations for Friday or Saturday night"
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "We have been going to Los Cuates since it opened and are delighted to see them doing so well. On our last visit there was a very loud group at one of the upstairs tables -- really too loud. Not sure what they could have done, but I wished I'd asked to go downstairs ;) We do like the restaurant so one experience will not deter us in the future"
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "Great buzz and energy, broad menu, and good preparation of the meals."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "The Mexican food is pretty standard. We've been there for brunch and the service was awesome and it wasnt too packed. This time, we went for dinner and it was SUPER loud. We couldnt hear the people at the other end of the table, so we pretty much just talked with the people next to us. Our waiter wasnt as attentive as we would have liked. We had to wait a really long time for drinks."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "We had a party of seven and they handled it just fine considering the small restaurant space. The staff was attentive and the food was fantastic. This was a small restaurant and very loud but it is definitely worth the trip for the food!"
    Dined on 3/28/2013
  • "Fantastic food and outstanding service. Only down side is the place is small and they pack people in there so it's loud and tough to have a conversation. Weekends people were waiting outside for a table, so make a reservation or go a different night. Might be quieter and less crowded too."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "The food was amazing, I would eat their dishes any day. But it was cramped and a little too "Mom and Pop" for me. I'd go there again if invited to, but I don't think I'd go again on my own choice. I would however order their food if that was an option, or get it for takeout if I lived closer."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "We made an open table reservation an hour ahead of time. Got there it was packed and we were seated befor our reservation time. The service was perfect. The food was great. And it was a blast."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "solid mexican choice in georgetown. good service and good margaritas."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "Solid food and great pitchers of margaritas. I think they're still getting used to OpenTable (their second try I think) so we waited for quite a bit for our group of 8 to be seated, but this place never fails us."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "I can keep this short: I am a born and raised Texan, and Texans take their Tex Mex very, very seriously. And we don't think that anyone can do it as well as we can. However, I would go to Los Cuates even if it were in my hometown. None of my fellow Texans believe me when I tell them how good it is, but not a single one has ever left Los Cuates disappointed. I come here every single week and get grumpy when I've gone too long without Los Cuates queso (yes - they even have good queso!). This place is a gem, and I feel so lucky to have found a taste of home right here in the capital."
    Dined on 2/14/2013