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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chicken Tinga Tacos
lettuce, pico de gallo, crema fresca
cilantro / salsa verde / onion
avocado, crema fresca, chile guajillo, tortilla strips
We didn’t know about the 45 minute limit for happy hour until we were seated, the server just rushed us a lot and didn’t give us a last call warning at all
Food was great! Customer service was great!!
Went here this Sunday with my friend and the food and drinks were amazing. One of the Best places for brunch hands down in DC! The staff was very quick, attentive and nice!!
The experience was awesome! We were greeted and seated immediately (with a reservation). Our server was friendly and kept our drinks full and continuously checked in on us. We opted for the Bottomless Brunch (highly recommend!!) and the new way they are serving their brunch (amid COVID) made it a lot easier to ensure each person had their fair share of delicious food! The manager/owner (not sure which) came over and chatted with my friend and I and ended up giving us a round of shots on the house! He was so nice! Overall, I would definitely recommend trying this place out if you are in the Georgetown, DC area on the weekends!
The drinks were just sugar water.
Not many variety on the brunch menu. The food is good, but nothing out of this world.
The highlight of our experience was definitely the great food, however, service was disappointing. Servers were obviously busy, but one flat out ignored our table when asked to send our own waitress over.
Very great time
I have nothing but great things to say about El Centro. Great food, service and ambiance. I hope to come back!!
The bottomless brunch experience was excellent. Each course arrived at our table perfect timing. And our beverage glasses were never empty. “Alexa” the server was great! I would definitely do brunch here again!
We choose a great restaurant to our Valentine’s Day dinner!
El Centro beautiful restaurant and friendly staff.
Our waitress was great! She was so nice and an amazing waitress. The food was amazing and came out so quick. Great date night place or to go out with some friends.
First time there, had a great time. Our server was great no complaints. Food was good overall a great experience.
Great food and great service! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent food. Horrible Service. Second time we come thinking the service will be better. All the servers stood at the bar talking the entire time. It’s not worth going to. There are other places to go.
Great food but their website advertised participating in restaurant week and even had a menu posted online but when I went and asked for it they told me they weren’t doing restaurant week. It was frustrating because I specifically chose to go here for dinner because of the restaurant week menu
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your recent dining experience. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food but I wanted to apologize for the confusion. Due to covid, the restaurant week menu was designed and available for to-go orders only. I apologize that it was not more clear on the website but I hope the food was good enough to make you want to visit us again soon.
It was a nice experience! But it was very quiet and kinda boring. Music was okay but the brunch portion was amazing! Would come again but maybe after covid.
Just not that same that I used to remember it as
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 4-star review. Covid has definitely put a damper on things but we are doing our best to continue to serve amazing food and provide phenomenal service. We are thrilled that our food was the best part of your experience. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!
Good food. Mole salsa was different and very good. Drinks good. Staff very friendly. Atmosphere was fun.
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!
We celebrated a friend’s birthday here and had an amazing time!!
El Centro Georgetown was amazing!!! I went for a birthday last night and the manager and our waiter did everything they could to make it the best birthday ever. The food was great and so were the drinks!!! Kenny was our waiter and he is the BEST!!! If you go to el centro in Georgetown and get Kenny as your waiter you will be In very good hands!!!! The outdoor seating at the restaurant was also very spacious and we were far away from other tables! Additionally, everyone at the restaurant was great at keeping their masks on and making sure groups were distanced!
Thanks, Mehak! We really appreciate you saying such nice things about us on Open Table and Google. Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience for our guests. Reviews like this reassure us that we are doing just that. Cheers!
One of the best
We're thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience at El Centro D.F. - Georgetown! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five star review. We look forward to serving you again very soon!
the quality of food and drinks is top notch! It was nice to eat outside, too.
Experience was over all good. Staff seems to have a hearing issue. Asked for a modification to seating arrangement due to our party being reduced. Still they sat us at a table for 6, kinda a waste. But after asking them again we did end up at a smaller table. Order the unlimited brunch menu which has now been heavily reduced unfortunately. The waitress didn't listen very carefully about modifications to the food items we needed. Some food was wasted unfortunately. Also one person in the party was a non alcoholic person, he asked for a ginger ale but was given a medium sized tequila. The food is good and so is the atmosphere the staff just has to learn how to listen better.
IMO, best happy hour in Georgetown. El Centro doesn't sacrifice quality for affordability during happy hour. Perfect place to go before another event to tide you over (we went at 5:45 and had dinner reservations elsewhere at 9:00), but you could easily come for an early dinner. Be sure to ask about their seasonal infused margaritas!
Bottomless brunch is amazing and they are very considerate about any food allergies.
Brunch, next to heaters outside! Awesome
Service was phenomenal! The waiting staff was very attentive and pleasing. The food and drinks were delicious.
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!!!
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El Centro D.F. - Georgetown is rated 4.5 stars by 1281 OpenTable diners.
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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.