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Alto Plaza

261 reviews
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$30 and under
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Alto Plaza in Centreville, Pennsylvania specializes in serving Spanish and South American cuisine. The restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with colorfully decorated dining areas and an outdoor patio.

Alto Plaza serves dinner nightly and offers an array of appetizers, salads, house specials, grilled entr�es and desserts on the menu. Appetizer and salad choices available at the restaurant include nachos, chicken taquitos, calamari, seafood ceviche, grilled salmon salad and fiesta salad. Entr�es served at Alto Plaza include chicken enchiladas, braised short ribs, fajitas, tacos al carbon tilapia, carne asada, carmarones brochette and Argentinean skirt steak. Dessert items featured on the menu include fried plantains and churros.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Menu Friday & Saturday 11am-4pm

Monday: 4pm - 10pm;
Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm - 11pm;
Friday-Saturday: 4pm -12pm;

Sunday Brunch : 10am -3pm

**Bar Remains Open One Additional Hour**
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Phone number
(703) 266-8811
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edwin Barrera
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Cross street
Intersection of RT28 & RT29
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Parking details
Please do not park in the IHOP Shopping Center. Towing is enforced.
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Special events & promotions
Contact Ellen Velasquez at 703 266 8811 or send us your request to
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

Love this place! The salmon dish is delicious!!!

vipRadahc (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

Sub-par food paired with horrible service. Outdated restaurant. Looks better from the outside. After letting our server know the service was horrendous, he informed me there were only two servers working-- on CINCO DE MAYO - which also happened to be my sister's birthday. She actually left the restaurant in tears and told us we ruined her birthday because we took here there. Never again!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

don't go here unless you have about 3 hours for your entire meal. the service was terrible. we had one server who never came back and then a random one showed up to take over. that doesn't make any sense...

vipWaldorf1 (London)
3.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Everyone loved the ceviche.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Excellent food service was very good. Host staff not very friendly when we arrived.

timkennedy (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

The food at Alto Plaza is quite good, however the last year or so the service has been very slow. They do have a nice mix of latin food, though, rather than just Mexican.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

Restaurant looked very nice. Was not busy when we arrived. Menu's were hard to read as they were all scratched up. Selection was somewhat limited. Prices were average for the items. 3 ordered the enchiladas and said they were very good. 1 ordered the fajitas. Didn't know the waiter had arrived as there was no sizzling plate. The meat was done and there were some grilled onions but that was it. All plates came with either charro or black beans which were good. They also come with rice which was dry from being overcooked. Service was a bit on the slow side once the meals arrived. Had to wait a while for the waiter to come back so we could order coffee. And again for the check.

vipMichael (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2015

I have eaten here several times and the experience is always the same. The food is good, but the service is usually lacking. As other reviewers have noted, it can take a long time for drinks to be served. That is probably my biggest complaint. The wait for the delivery of the entree dishes is fine, in my opinion. (I hate when I go to a Mexico restaurant and my entree is served five minutes after I order it.)

They simplified the menu since my last visit and I like that. Most Mexican restaurants give you 74 entree choices -- that's too many.

I highly recommend the Carne Asada -- it's a big plate of steak and melted cheese. Yum!

Skittles (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Always have a good meal and good service. Have been several times and never disappointed. Also never feel rushed. Excellent staff.

Foodie (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Went to this restaurant for dinner with some girlfriends. Was surprised that it wasn't crowded on a Friday night. But then again because the place was so big I can see that it accommodates as lot of people. Service was ok. Server took too long to take our drink order. Also didn't offer water until we asked for it. Ordered calamari for appetizers, the portion was surprisingly small. It wasn't over cooked so that was a plus. Our entrees took forever to come out. And when we got the food it was warm...not hot. I ordered the Salmon a la Parilla which was pretty good. Cooked well, not over done. Rice was a bit dry. Good was good but nothing to really rave over. I've had better Latin food elsewhere. Cocktails were great. I would recommend the white sangria. If I come back here I would probably just go to the bar.

vipGeorge (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Most important the food and service were great! We didn't have to wait long for our food and when it came it was fantastic. The overall environment was pleasing and easily allowed for relaxing and enjoyable dinner.

vipCliftonGal (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

My husband and I have been wanting to try Alto Plaza and finally did. The food was terrific. We had guacamole and fajitas. Our server was outstanding. We'll be back!

vipRobert (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

This was our first visit to Alto Plaza. It's kind of a strange place, but the food was very good and the servers knew what they were doing. We will go back.

Great (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 28, 2015

One of the better happy hours close by without having to travel. They have added a few items to the menu. The food was good and the prices are not bad. A nice local spot to have some fun.

willyh (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2015

Outstanding restaurant. Scrumptious food. Superb service. Very good with the children. Love the guacamole that is made at the table.

SPicott (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

If you are someone who enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, then this is the place for you. From the moment you drive up, walk through the door, you feel like you are immersed in a cantina and ready for a fiesta. I am sure this is the go to place during the soccer matches and I can see why. Will definitely keep this one on the rotation list for happy hours. Great food and time.

vipAllie (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

I very rarely leave a restaurant without actually eating a meal, but in this case, it was faster to go to another restaurant and order food there.

First, because it was mothers day, they weren't serving their tableside guacamole because they were "so busy" (I put that in quotes because all we saw were empty tables).

It took our server close to five minutes to take our drink order and probably at least as long to get them. Then we had to wait for him to come back to place an appetizer order.

Ten-fifteen minutes later, our queso still had not arrived, so he went to check the kitchen to see where it was. By the time that finally arrived, I had had enough and we paid our tab and left. I had heard good things before and was extremely disappointed.

vipLennice (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2015

Pretty empty- on a Wed. but the food was outstanding. Perfect guacamole and fajitas with beautiful steak. Will go back

vipMichelle (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. The staff was friendly, and the food was good. The mixed drinks were not very good however - so stick to the beer.

vipChicChick (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2015

I came here for dinner on a Saturday night with a friend around 7pm, it was busy but seemed half full and rather quite which was nice. We were sitting in a booth and the walls were quite high so that was good and nice and private! I ordered the veggie fajitas which were great! The soft tortilla wrap was not piping hot like most places and I wish were more "homemade" but the veggies were great! Not too salty and the spread looked amazing!