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  1. Distance: 2.47mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.47mi
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  1. Distance: 2.47mi
  2. Distance: 2.56mi
  3. Distance: 2.75mi
  4. Distance: 4.41mi

About El Andariego

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.

5 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Ashton, MD 20861
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
New Hampshire Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 260-8198

Website:
http://www.elandariegomexicanrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Come hear our own band, Duo America Friday nights from 7-10pm.

Catering:
Our catering is offered for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Quinceanera, Office Events or any other special event you may have coming up. The food is available for delivery or pickup. We deliver to Montgomery, Howard Counties and DC. The minimum for delivery is 30 people and can go up to 500 people.

Parking Details:
Free parking is available in front of the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

El Andariego Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Live Music (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great time!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always great food and service. Never a disappointment!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was excellent as usual!! The food is always delicious and dependable!! Excellent specials!! The staff is excellent in both service and friendliness!! Love this place!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always great food, atmosphere and service! It feels like my second home. Never a disappointment!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

been here twice. live music is very nice. service is good. food is good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a neighborhood place that we have not patronized for several years nor have I written a review. They have not lost their touch as the food was really good. What made the experience even more wonderful was the service provided by our server, Diego. He was so upbeat and attentive that it just made the food taste better (didn't really need the help though). We will definitely make a point to come back more often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was delicious. All of us ate from the Early Bird Special menu so it was an exceptional value as well. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice service. Very good food. Great for everyday or a casual special evening. It is in a strip mall but you forget that once inside. It is a very popular place. Lots of happy, well-fed people.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This restaurant tucked in a small part of shopping area in Ashton has some of the finest Hispanic/Mexican food along with happy servers and a welcoming owner. We go there regularly and it is always top notch

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

El Andariego has been one of our favorite restaurants since we moved to Olney 21 years ago. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is excellent, and the portions are ample. We left Olney a year ago, but still visit El Andariego despite the 25-minute ride. We've taken several friends there and all were very satisfied. Our favorite dish is the Plato Morello (pork ribs and chicken or beef fajitas).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and service! Always a great time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and impeccable service! Will be back again!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This restaurant is a real gem of authentic Mexican and Salvadoran food. There are items on the menu not found in other restaurants. The dishes we sampled we absolutely delicious. The service was professional and pleasant. The ambience was comfortable and inviting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

They are so accommodating. Always a great time! Wonderful service and hospitality.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

One of the best places to drink and eat in the area. The food is original and you taste each ingredient . Drinks to start with shrimp dishes to start. Dinner fajitas chicken and their mixed seafood one with lobster is a must. Staff is awesome!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food. Real deal. Staff is awesome. Chicken and steak fajitas are the best!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Music, shrimp to start with and cocktails! Perfect start to a Friday. Dinner was Snapper and it's got to be one of the best I've had. I always get it when it's served. Staff is always great

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Delicious Mexican food, though nothing that particularly makes it stand out from the majority of Mexican restaurants. Fast and friendly service. Reasonably priced. We always come here before seeing shows at Olney Theatre and have never been unhappy with our choice. The live music was a little too loud in such a small space, but added the the fun ambience.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always great. Great food and very good service. Hidden in a strip center so don't let that fool you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good food. Had planned to listen to the entertainment but could not hear it at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Hi the food is amazing . The service is so friendly. We love coming here . The only one thing bad is the quesadilla has very little flavor so I will only order the incredible meals . They melt in your mouth ... wonderful restaurant...

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Monday is half off Margaritas, so we went and enjoyed both good margaritas and good food. The shrimp dishes are always good; the chicken in 2 dishes was overcooked. We would go back again, and just not order the chicken. Regular margaritas (the ones half off) are great drinks at great values.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Drinks and shrimps to start. Awesome and it was music night. Dinners were sea bass, salmon and streaks. As always everything was excellent. Staff is Awesome!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Yummy food!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

One of my fav in the area. Food and staff are wonderful. Relaxing way to close out the evening.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I love this restaurant and the people who own and run it! I go almost every week!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Outstanding customer service and quality food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2017

The food was delicious and great service! Always love to come here with family and friends!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Great food! Josue is a great server! Such a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2017

El Andariego was fantastic! My wife and I have been looking for good Mexican food, and saw the reviews for El Andariego. When we arrived at the restaurant we were warmly greeted. We started with the Queso Fundido, which was very authentic and very tasty. The mains were also quite good -- I had the Camarones Brouchette, which could have stood a little more jalapeno in the stuffing but was still delicious. But the star of the night was dessert -- we had the Xango, which was a cheesecake filling inside a pastry dough covered with cinnamon and served with a bit of ice cream and caramel sauce. We also had a flan (courtesy of the house) that was also just wonderful. Overall a great experience, and we will be back!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2016

This was my second visit to this restaurant. I wrote a more thorough review last month. This time, my wife and I returned with another couple. We all thought that the food was excellent. My only complaint is the same one that I had last time, concerning the service. The wait staff are very friendly, but they are not sufficiently attentive. Last time, the restaurant was fairly empty -- on a rainy week night. This time the restaurant was quite busy (and loud) -- on a Sunday evening. It appears that, whether crowded or not, the wait staff are slow to take drink and food orders and then to bring the items ordered to the table. But they do it in a very friendly manner, and the food is very good. So the good definitely outweighs the less good. And they do provide excellent corn chips and salsa while you are waiting. Also, I will note that, last time, the waiter failed to bring the papusa that we ordered. This time, however, we finally got to try one (the cheese, not the pork). It was very good, as other reviewers have attested. All in all, we like this restaurant and are sure to return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Love the food!!! Great service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great food and service! I love going there with my friends as they have a happy hour drinks and menu from Monday to Friday.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2016

This is a neighborhood restaurant located in a small shopping area. The food was excellent. We had some issues with the service initially. We were left alone too long at the start. It took a while before anyone acknowledged us after we were seated. But eventually our drink and dinner orders were taken and chips and salsa materialized. The waiter was extremely friendly, but he made a mistake. He took our order for papusas for an appetizer, but failed to bring it out. We mentioned it when our entrees arrived, but by then it was too late. He made up for it later, however, by giving us a chocolate cupcake on the house because it was my wife's birthday. My wife had a carne asada, which was a bit too salty but very tasty. I had beef and chicken fajitas, which were very good. I was not impressed with the tortillas, but they served their purpose. The chips had no salt and were great, as was the accompanying salsa. All in all, we liked this place very much and plan to return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Always great food and great service !

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2016

One of The Best in the area. Chorizo Quesadilla with shrimp was an awesome starter! Fajitas were great. Salmon salad was awesome. The night was packed and staff were truly Outstanding!!!!

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