El Andariego

4.7
132 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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Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
84 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
424 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
7 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
425 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
8 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
425 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
84 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
425 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
55 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
425 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
29 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
8 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
84 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
84 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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OT
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
425 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
425 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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TK
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. They had almost a five star rating so my hopes were set high. They did not disappoint. The food and service was excellent.

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S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh food (seafood), salads, desserts & very upbeat friendly servers. Margaritas are very good. Would recommend as excellent neighborhood restaurant.

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time!

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f
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service/ambiance left a little to be desired. We were seated next to a cold, drafty window. We asked if there was better seating available and got moved 2 feet away to another seat next to the front entrance which was cold and drafty. There were several other seats available, not sure why we weren't given better options. Service seemed cold and uninviting. Nothing beyond, here's a menu, what's your drink, meal, are you finished, do you need a bag. Not necessarily warm and inviting. Very businesslike. That being said, the food was delicious.

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time and service. They make sure you are taken care during the meal.

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MM
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic family owned & operated restaurant serving authentic Mexican food. As soon as you step a foot in the door, you are jovially welcomed by the Hostess & almost every other staff member passing by. More so, that will stop by your table to see if you need anything.

The restaurant & restrooms are kept in a tidy fashion, with two separate places to dine in, the main area & separate space that can be used for private events. The full bar is quaint with 4 stools & a TV.

The menus are vast providing an enormous selections of Mexican & Salvadoran favorites, a small offering of European fare & specialty menu. In which I ordered from getting the Chilean Sea Bass Tacos that were very good…the homemade Sangria is a must!

Prices & portions are perfect & as previously mentioned, the customer service is top notch as before you leave you will get a visit from one of the owners to ensure your visit a good one.

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W
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved it and will come again! It was quiet, great food, and solicitous service without being overbearing.

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t
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Never a disappointment!

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