El Andariego

4.5
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Andariego is a wonderful venue with delicious food, great service and fun atmosphere. We love every visit to this awesome restaurant! Can't wait to go back again!

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PL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love El Andariego and it did not disappoint. We were there for Mother's Day and "Mom" was very happy.

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DT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was very busy that night. We have always experienced good, rather fast service in the past. This night is was very slow and the server we had seemed overwhelmed. However we love it there and will be back.

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L
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was good and the service was very nice. We enjoyed the meal!

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SC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a really great neighborhood restaurant that serves consistently good food. The Margaritas are good as well.

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NG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was superb highly recommended to anyone who enjoys authentic Mexican food

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l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Owner refused to acknowledge our OT reservation, even after I showed him my email confirmation; said OT often drops reservations. Only offered us (party of 4) a small table near front door; didn’t know how long the wait would be for a suitable table; never apologized and seemed very unconcerned that we were taking our business elsewhere.

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WA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is delicious and the portion size is very generous. Love the live music. The staff are all very polite!

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t
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Never a disappointment!

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another fantastic meal. Love feeling like family whenever we’re there. Best salsa, chips and margaritas in the area. Authentic food at a value price. Cristina & Jaime are the best!

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t
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! Great food and service! They’ve been in business for 20 years. A great local restaurant.

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. Staff is always wonderful. Mussels were the starters and they are best in area! Steak and seafood fajitas were main dishes. Fajitas with lobster, shrimp and steak, perfect!

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I was eager to go back to El Andariego as it had been awhile. It was noisy. My food was too salty. My friend didn't like her wine. Unfortunately, I was disappointed especially since I had good meals there in the past. It is unlikely that I will go back. I know my friend won't because of the wine and the noise level.

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always have a great meal and fun time at this very reasonable restaurant with live music on the weekend!

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here and it was great! Good food and drinks and live music was nice!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent steaks. All the food items were very fresh tasting. Ambience was moderately quiet with some background but easy to converse. Live music started as we were leaving.

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food, Staff and Service is always tops. Staff make it so enjoyable. The mussels are the best in the area. A must have. Fajitas of chicken and seafood were the main dishes and are truly the best around!

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been going to El Andariego for many years. Food and service are consistent and atmosphere very pleasant. Would recommend to anyone for most occasions.

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CR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation because there is frequently a wait for a table, a sign of good food, service, and value. Our food was excellent. Tamales and cheese flan were highlights. The chicken taco was delicious with lots of chicken breast. Service was prompt and accurate.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible and attentive customer service and delightfully delicious food. Everything was really enjoyable.

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden secret and a must as it’s the real deal. Mussels are outstanding and a must for me each time it’s on! Lobster and chicken fajitas are good and great combination. Staff are always great!!!

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t
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and food. Service is fabulous.

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S
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent customer service and great authentic Mexican entree options! Staff super friendly.

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f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were friendly and accommodating. Waitress helped select food without cilantro. Chicken burrito was was delicious.

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp starter is the best I have ever had. I get it all the time. The sauce that it is cooked in is outstanding! Main dishes were salmon and their awesome fajitas!
Staff is always friendly and outstanding. Music was nice touch!!

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M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their nearly five-star rating is well deserved. The flavors are so much more interesting than typical Mexican fare, and their gracious hospitality makes you feel like they've known you for years--and this was our first visit! The Tortilla Soup was a huge hit at our table--don't miss it.

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AE
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great eats, great service, nice harp and guitar music on Saturday evening (although a little loud for the space). We were seated next to the front door, and the crowd stacking up there got distracting. The experience might be best in the room furthest from the entrance.

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Outstanding! Shrimp to start with drinks! Sauce is awesome! Dinner chicken shrimp fajitas! Flavors are outstanding Staff and Service are always great

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K
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live close by and love the food—its the quality of it as well as the taste—for example Tacos el cabon in their combo has chicken and beef— the quality of the meat is always rates an A.

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Reproducibly good food and good service. Live music on Saturday night adds to fun atmosphere. We visit once per week.

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t
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time eating there! Feels like a second home.

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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FL
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!!

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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed this spot many Times and it never fails to meet all expectations. The staff is
delightful. The place is clean. They are genuinely happy to see you.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, the food is exceptional!

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t
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place and been going here for years. It feels like home! I’m getting slightly frustrated that they don’t check off with opentable when you tell them you had a reservation. I still received the credit, but I’m not sure why it keeps happening.

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p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with great food and great entertainment

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Full House and as always Everyone was great. Staff, Food and Service were Excellent! Shrimp starters were outstanding as were our drinks!!! Chicken Fajitas and Bronzino were AWESOME. They make the best fish!!
Excellent time

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c
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the Best shrimp starters in the area. Oils and garlic!!!! Shrimp and chicken fajitas were the main dishes. Excellent as always and always great service and staff!

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