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Don Lobos Mexican Grill

4.2
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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'...the sangria brims with fruit, the fajitas are tasty and the tortillas are made from scratch.'- washingtonpost.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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(202) 333-0137
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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What 55 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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4.0
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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Festive atmosphere, fresh food and fantastic margarita's. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was friendly. We will be back on our next Georgetown visit!

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Owners/Mgt was wonderful helping me in my wheelchair and mobility impairment, very accommodating! Tight squeeze to restrooms. It's a local dc restaurant serving mostly authentic Mexican comfort foods, tacos, taquitos, quesadillas, combo platters enchiladas and rellenos. Hand made margarita. They deliver within 1-2mi gtown-Arlington.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

My parents and I tried Don Lobos on a whim the first time that my parents were in town. The dining area is small, but the atmosphere was great! The food was delicious and full of flavor.

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2.0Dined on August 27, 2017

This was some of the most mediocre Mexican food I have ever had. The Sangria, which the menu says has fruit, did not and was just ok. Nachos came with a small blob of guacamole on one chip, a dollop of sour cream on another, a spoonful of jalapeños on another over a thinly spread layer of refried beans. The only thing evenly spread was the cheese. It was passable. I had the steak fajitas. Steak was not seasoned well and was tough. The dish consisted mainly of onions, and the condiments on the side were very stingy. There was about a tablespoon of what looked and tasted like store bought guacamole, a very small amount of pico de gallo, a little bit of lettuce and a normal portion of rice. No beans. My spouse had the shrimp and crab enchiladas which came with red sauce. He was not impressed. We will not be back.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

This place has great food and great service. We're from Austin, Texas with lots of Tex-Mex and interior Mexican food options in our neighborhood. Don Lobos would make our dining rotation back home; the kids loved it too.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

This Mexican restaurant was very authentic and their margarita was on point. Fantastic guacamole and the server Olivia really could not have been any better looking after our large group of 20. We had an amazing evening.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Pleasantly surprised with the food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back when feeling like Mexican food in Georgetown.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

We arrived and were dressed immediately as it was not busy. They gave us the food quickly after we ordered and it was very good.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

We were in DC at the Hirshhorn and decided we wanted Mexican food. We found Don Lobos Mexican Grill on Open Table and made reservations (Early dinner on a weekday - reservations are not necessary. There were 3 other diners when we arrived.) Don Lobos is a very small, laid-back, cozy restaurant with good food. (There is a stairway as you walk in so I think they may have a larger room upstairs). Our server was polite and helpful.

The food was hot and good. The chicken was tender, well trimmed and plentiful. The salsa was different, rather spicy and a bit smoky. The chips were tasty but a bit tough. My husband ordered a thick and crispy Chicken Chimichanga and I had a Garden Burrito with a side of delicious guacamole. My Burrito was full of veggies and drizzled with a delicious green sauce. It was just perfect to accent the vegetables. I was tempted to ask for more!

We will recommend it to our friends but since we do not live nearby, it may be a long time before we visit again.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Welcomed by a kid who knew about the food very well, then we asked the difference between pitcher of margarita and regular and suggested the value for money pitcher. So we did. Had delicious nacho's, taco's and enchilada's. Good food, good service!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

Great food served quickly.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

I think someone must have called out because they did not have enough servers and our poor waiter was running around like crazy. The food was still very good and when we asked for refills we got them, but we had to flag it down

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2017

It wasn't the best Mexican food I have ever had.....what I expected for DC. If you go don't get the margaritas!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Good authentic Mexican food, pleasant atmosphere, very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Great little Mexican spot! Our food was delicious and the service was great. I loved their salsa which was medium on the hot scale. I do wish they offered a version that was spicier - that is my only complaint.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

What a great little mexican gem we found!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Nice small intimate restaurant, great food, great service!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Really good salsa, and the enchiladas with mole was good.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Margaritas were very expensive and tasted like cheap margarita mix. Salsa was warm and not good. Food was ok. Service was very slow.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2016

This place was great. Did a google search for the closest Mexican to me and came up with this. Was greatly surprised by how excellent it was. It was really really really good. I have already recommended to friends and will continue to do so. The beans especially were fantastic.

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Perfectly fine Mexican restaurant, but nothing special. Very small, attentive service, fresh food, good sangria.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2016

I've been going to this restaurant for years and it is always great. Good guacamole, fantastic salsa, and the Enchilada Verde never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

My chicken enchilada was great and my friend enjoyed his steak quesadilla. We both had frozen margaritas - it was fun!

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2015

The service and food at Don Lobos is outstanding. It is an undiscovered and unrated gem on M Street, especially when it comes to sit down for a reasonable price. Frozen Margaritas are AMAZING. Don't forget to try the Sopapillas for dessert :)

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3.0Dined on September 19, 2015

The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the food was not very good. I ordered flautas and was given something that was more like a chimichanga - and the taste was not great. The rice was dry and tasteless as well. I have actually never written a poor review for a restaurant anywhere - but, the food really was not good.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2015

You have to really be craving Mexican food to eat here. It wasn't bad but certainly wasn't good.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Thank you again for a wonderful meal! The margaritas are superb and the service is attentive

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1.0Dined on November 22, 2014

I was hoping that Don Lobos could be a regular destination since I just moved into Georgetown. But I was sorely disappointed and will not return. I took a client for lunch this past Saturday. We tried to order off the lunch menu and were told that they only serve the lunch items during the week. What? The waiter said that they do not have the ingredients for the lunch items. But then after my guest asked a second time because he wanted something listed on the lunch menu, the waiter finally relented. Let me say that it is not good marketing to hang your lunch menu outside the door to your restaurant and then tell customers "sorry, but you can't order off the lunch menu." We found a similar inflexibility when we tried to order coffee after the meal. "Sorry, we serve only decaf....." What a lost opportunity. I was hoping that the restaurant would become my favorite local hangout. But the food was unexceptional (bland to a fault) and we felt unappreciated. I guess that what explains why the place was almost totally empty during the entire lunch hour on a Saturday in Georgetown.

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3.0Dined on August 23, 2014

The decor was old the staff warm and friendly and the food good and fresh but not outstanding. The margarita was okay.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2014

The food and service were good and it was not too crowded.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2014

We ordered a variety of dishes and none of them were very good. The salsa was hot (actual temperature), the mole was simplistic and the food was heavy.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2014

The food is fantastic. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Great service, great drinks, and prices are very reasonable. It's just an awesome Mexican restaurant in the heart of Georgetown.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2014

We keep coming back!...whether for a 50th birthday party (25 guests) ....or last day at work and retiring, so brought a few friends along. Staff are always welcoming, food is dependably good and we enjoy ourselves.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here Friday night -- it's a hole in the wall with great margaritas and great service! There weren't a lot of people when we arrived, but it quickly filled up. We ordered guacamole while we were enjoying the chips and salsa. Chips were crisp with just enough salt on them, while the salsa had a bit of a kick. There is a large selection of items on the menu -- covering whatever you're looking for - vegan, beef, chicken, seafood, sweets, and alcohol. We'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2014

We love to eat at Don Lobos and they cater to groups so easily!
Fabulous Margaritas, excellent food options and great service!

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2013

Don Lobos is a go-to for me. Authentic Mexican food and the best frozen margaritas ever! Staff is very friendly and attentive. This is a family-owned establishment and they take pride in their work. Always good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2013

I went with two teenaged girls and we all enjoyed our meals. I had the Tacos Mexicanos and they were really delicious. The steak was tender and flavorful and they had the perfect amount of spicy heat. We all agreed the the beans served as a side dish were excellent.

The place isn't much to look at, and it was hot in there on a mildly hot day. But, the service was friendly and attentive and we had a great time. It has the typical Mexican restaurant tendency to serve the food freakishly fast, but in our case, it worked because we were in a bit of a hurry.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2013

Great Mexican...good mole' which I rarely see on menus.good value.nice margaritas

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2013

Great location off M Street within walking distance to all the shops. Very good authentic Mexican food, prepared with care and some creative options.

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2013

Perhaps the worst Mexican food I ever had. I am from S. California, so have a lot of choices and have eaten at some of the best in the world. This is ridiculously horrible. They have hot salsa, not spicy salsa but oven hot heated salsa, how stupid is that? Margareta's were $14.- per and sucked. The prices were stupid the service was OK. Oh and by the way, food came cold and we had to send it back and it took like 15 minutes to re heat the slop up and it still sucked. I am beside myself with sadness for the mexican people by the disgrace these people have the put the proud Mexican food through at their try for a restaurant.

Sad!

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