El Andariego

4.7
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(301) 260-8198
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
New Hampshire Ave
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Parking details
Free parking is available in front of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Come hear our own band, Duo America Friday nights from 7-10pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
117 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
74%
Very Good
26%
Good
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Fair
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Poor
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4.7
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.6
value
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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic as always!!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was great, the food is exceptional!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful experience with great food and great entertainment

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food, service, atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a great time!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Always great food and service. Never a disappointment!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 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!!

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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).

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and service! Always a great time.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and impeccable service! Will be back again!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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