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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
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.
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
The bottomless brunch was so filling and good. Try the frozen margaritas!
They’re currently on a limited menu, with mostly egg dishes.
There are rats running around the outdoor patio and the service was slow
Milos was our server. He was amazing! Ask for him :)
Excellent happy hour. Love the $5 margs
A lovely brunch. The eggs were perfect. The staff was conscientious. The space was open yet social distancing allowed for an intimate feel. And the windows allowed for good lighting.
Ambiance and drinks were awesome. Food was above average and service could have been a bit better, but not bad by any means.
I received a free dessert Birthday coupon via email. And decided to utilize it, even though it was my first time ever eating at the restaurant. The service was EXCELLENT and took very good care of my significant other and I. The establishment also practiced social distancing through seating and face mask requirements. I was overall pleased with everything. The drinks to me surpassed the food. Shoutout to Bartender Danny!!!
Great for bottomless brunch! The folks are going a great job to keep it safe and still awesome!
Atmosphere great. Food was ok. Wish there was more of a selection.
Good food, good service, good time!
George was one of the best waiters we have had in DC. Highly recommend visiting and asking for him!
Nice spot for a Friday night dinner with friends. Tacos were delicious! Server was very attentive as well. Noise level wasn't too high which is always good.
Delicious food and generous portions. Great bar menu. Attentive service. Fun ambience. Nachos were amazing. Would definitely come back/recommend.
I had previously dined at the El Centro location on 14th, but this was my first time at El Centro in Georgetown. Both locations were amazing. I had the bottomless brunch and it was well worth it! Our waitress was very timely with our food and drink refills. She was also really kind. Will definitely be returning.
Really nice time, they accommodated our party of 16 just fine despite being busy and the food was great!
Service slow . Guacamole was really really good as were chips . Food was good . But it wasn’t crowed and they were somewhat difficult about accommodating needs that were not hard
Food was amazing as always. Perhaps a few more servers for brunch days. It took awhile for us to initially get waited on. The waiter was very kind but seemed over swamped for the patio. Seemed there was only one waiter.
Great brunch spot. Food was good, service was great and the price was right.
AMAZING. I love it
Service was pretty slow for our table. We waited a long time before our waitress got to our table.
Good food and ambiance, but poor service and overpriced.
We made a reservation but were seated outside in the winter with no explanation and without heaters turned on. Then, our entire section was forgotten until I asked to see a waiter. They compensated us with complimentary drinks, but it was quite frankly not worth it. Then, the person who took our orders, who I don't blame because I don't think he was supposed to be an assigned waiter, confused which tables had ordered what so we had to fix our food. My date also spotted two mice in the restaurant. The food was certainly good, but I will not be back after this experience.
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) 333-4100.
El Centro D.F. - Georgetown is rated 4.3 stars by 1228 OpenTable diners.
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