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El Centro D.F. - Georgetown
Reaching back to his roots, internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval created El Centro DF to introduce Washington DC to signature authentic Mexican flavors and traditional dishes that he grew up enjoying. The dynamic two-story restaurant in Georgetown, with a back patio, is also home to over 300 tequilas, mezcals alongside craft Mexican-inspired drinks.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
cilantro / salsa verde / onion
adobo ponzu marinated tuna, chipotle mayonnaise, pickled chilies
charred citrus marinated shrimp, chipotle sauce, grilled green onions, mexican rice
I work at the Michael Kors in Georgetown and this has become our spot for team outings!
Definitely will never come back here lol. I came here with my girls for happy hour and it was horrible service. I honestly don’t even want to get into it, because it’ll end up being a super long review. But long story short, go somewhere else. The ambiance is beautiful here but the service was the worse I’ve ever had in years
Not only did we wait 15 minutes to get seated, but the hostess was not wearing her mask when she seated us. Our designated driver could not eat or drink anything because they wouldn’t allow her to not do bottomless. We waited 10 minutes for our waiter to arrive, he didn’t come, so we left. Such a bad experience do not recommend
The food, the service, the price.... Worth it! We brought my friend here for her birthday brunch. The patio was a winner!
I don't plan on going back my experience was not the best. The I ordered a fajita which was served burnt. My partner order diablo camarones and it too was undercooked and burnt. The food is not the best. The rice was quite hard and needed more cooking and flavor. If you want a Mexican American experience this is not a restaurant I recommend. The food was just missing all the elements needed to be enjoyable.
Food was amazing, just didn’t like being rushed out. I understand more reservations are scheduled but the way the server handled it was unprofessional.
Service was extremely slow for not a crowded night. It took 20 minutes for us to finally wave someone down for them to go FIND someone to take our orders. Not sure if I would come back if this is how service is on a slow night. I can only imagine if it was busy.
The staff are so kind and accommodating and extra clean especially during this pandemic. I felt safe and comfortable
Very good food and service but $39 is steep for such a small menu.
Amazing food and drinks for a very reasonable price! You’ll go home STUFFED unlike a lot of other places that claim to have a “bottomless” brunch. This place was so good, we will be back again!
The food is amazing but their service is horrible. Don’t go to this location!!!
Our server was so slow and told us last call for brunch was at 3:30pm when we'd only gotten our first drinks at 2:45pm and were told we had a 2 hour limit on unlimited food and drinks. As we left at 4pm, we saw plenty of people still being served. Also, the drinks themselves (margaritas) were mostly just mixer. Not worth the money.
Best bang for the buck!!!
My daughter and I had a fabulous dinner here tonight. Neither of us had been here before but the menu looked good to us online. The white sangria was excellent and the General Manager was nice enough to send us another round on the house and for no apparent reason. So, taking care of customers is top priority and the food was amazing. What a great combination!
Our reservation was at 8 and the kitchen closes at 8:30, something we were not told. We would've made the reservation earlier so we did not feel rushed. Please consider advising customers ahead of time about the closing times.
Amazing environment, food was really good and service was just fantastic.
They offered bottomless brunch and then cut us off after 30 mins. It says it ends but you should adhere to the offering it for at least an hour.
We reserved a seat and no one would let us sit down.
Staff was so accomodating but overall it lacked in prepardness and organization.
One of my favorite places to have brunch on the weekend.
The food was great, but all of the drinks were water down. Our soda was basically water with a splash of soda. The frozen margaritas were impossible to drink as the straws were falling apart.
We’re the first clients there when they opened and somehow the food was cold for a couple of rounds of the brunch.
Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Definitely returning to try some more dishes.
My only qualm was with the drinks. We went for the bottomless brunch and I had 3 drink- all tequila. By the time I got home, I had a massive headache. I haven’t had a hangover in years. I wasn’t dehydrated so it was especially weird. Otherwise food and service were great. Everything came quickly. Everyone was friendly.
Margaritas were awful. Even after the second try. Made a reservation and had to sit on the street not the patio. Food wasn’t great and service took forever to get someone to come check on us etc
The service was horrible which really ruined the experience.
It was my first visit to Georgetown and the restaurant...so im.definitely returning so i can embrace the area
The service was the worse I’ve ever been too. Took forever to get water, our server was rude end just didn’t attend at all. Awful!
Food was great but service was so bad that I don’t plan on ever going or recommending anyone to.
Very good food highly recommend the food however felt very rushed and times due to covid however rushed out when there were empty tables all around us which left us with a sub par experience
Crazy going to El Centro during COVID times - obviously the ambience is different but they do a great job of making you feel safe (hand sanitizer at front, tables adequately spaced). We were told to wait outside for a few minutes before we could be seated even though we had a reservation, and service was a bit slow, but I'm assuming these are both COVID complications - I suggest you make a reservation!! As always, food and drinks were great (frozen margarita is perfection).
Friendly, welcoming, accommodating staff. Good food and drinks. Did a great job with social distancing and cleanliness of restaurant.
The staff was great, the vibe was great, and the food was even better!!!!
The food was EXCELLENT and I was impressed by how strictly El Centro followed the social distancing guidelines. The service was somewhat slow but the drinks and food made up for it
Great value for the unlimited food and drinks. Great for a group of friends or just a couple.
Great all you can eat brunch menu, best churros I have ever had
Great place to eat, however, with the pandemic happening, the price of the bottomless brunch should have been decreased being they have limited what is on that specific menu. Just a thought. Also, the staff should be a bit more attentive to the guests. No one should have to ask for something more than once and if I’ve asked three times, there’s a problem. Other than that, this is a nice place to get good food and drinks. Oh, and the guacamole is superb!!!!
The hostess is unpleasant, rude and has a RBF! As the first person people see you should consider a friendlier outgoing person with common decency. She rolled her eyes at us when we let her know we had a party of 7. I had called earlier and she let me know it was strictly 6 people, but before I could tell her we had made two separate reservations to accommodate the extra person she rolled her eyes and insisted to the manager or seater guy that it’s not possible. Thankfully the guy was super nice and made it happen so our tables were next to each other. Our server was great but when my husband stood up after eating all of this food he was approached in a rude way by another server to sit down even though the party he was talking to were with us.
For the amount we paid for the amount of drinks and food options available is very limited. We won’t be returning. I hope everyone sees this or at least management. This was my first time, but my friend has been here several times and she let me know that hostess is always so mean. She adds no value to your business.
My friends and I come here often for happy hour during covid because plenty of outdoor seating and even inside , it is very spaced out!
Great happy hour- $5 margaritas that are STRONG and well worth your money.
Good happy hour food! I only ever get the chicken tacos but I have a lot of allergies and am a picky eater but they are sooo good and filling so like 2 is enough for dinner which is great value!!
Really like this place a lot though! Used to love the 14th street one too but I do not think they are open still so have been spending a lot of time at this one and every time I bring a new group of friends there, all my friends are so impressed with it too!
El Centro is a great place if you want a great margarita and Mexican food that is a cut above the other options. Chicken enchilladas are my fave but their tacos al carbon are excellent as well.
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Best enchiladas I've ever had. Great service too!
Great food & service however the limited brunch menu is disappointing. I understand limiting the selections but compared to the previous menu, they should consider adding a few more items.
Not great. Good was very average. Price too high for the offering
El Centro D.F. - Georgetown does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. El Centro D.F. - Georgetown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-4117.
El Centro D.F. - Georgetown is rated 4.3 stars by 1252 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.