El Andariego

4.6
156 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.6
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4.3
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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vipRobertaR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipRobertaR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Our meals were delicious.

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vipMozee
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, but not exceptional. The worst part was the noise. Place was not really crowded, but the clanging of plates by staff was terrible! And, towards the end of the meal someone near the kitchen began to operate aloud machine -vacuum cleaner?

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vipJosephS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Liked it... simple, with good food, friendly waitstaff.

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Berto73
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The times that we have been to the restaurant we've been very happy with how good it has been, specifically the consistency of the food quality and the service.

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vipanne
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

although we had an open table reservation, they did not have a record of it. no problem, the owner who greets you at the door, was wonderful. there were 4 of us and he got us a table as soon as one opened up. he also suggested that you call the restaurant to verify the reservation.

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DebraV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It has been better in the past. Seated in the isle near a very loud couple and my steak was tuff but tasty.

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Ted1
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there. We were met by the host (owner?) at the door. It was obvious they care about their customers. If you have a reservation, leave yourselves a couple of minutes to find a parking place. The restaurant has limited parking space (at least at the front).

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vipTechTerp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at El Andariego, and it was great. The food is fresh and good. The tres leches is amazing. The service was outstanding, and everyone made us feel welcome.

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vipSadly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, knowledgeable staff and delicious food: it’s perfect comfort food.

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vipGK13
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here!

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juang
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I loved it! Planning on coming again soon! Already made another reservation!

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Aimstercakes
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time enjoying Happy Hour, our server, the food and Staff

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viptweetgood
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!!! Jose is the best waiter! This place feels like home. Highly recommend!

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JaneF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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PeterL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DianeT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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Lisa
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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

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vipSusanC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NoraG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viplaserbeam
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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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WendyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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viptweetgood
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Never a disappointment!

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JonH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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viptweetgood
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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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vipDennis
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JewelB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDennis
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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CarolynR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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viptweetgood
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and food. Service is fabulous.

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vipSmooches
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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funmom610
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

El Andariego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 260-8198.

El Andariego is rated 4.6 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.