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Permanently Closed - Tortilla Coast - Logan Circle

3.8
175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Tortilla Coast Logan Circle serves fresh and flavorful Mexican fare in a lively and colorful space with true south-of-the border ambiance in the DC"s vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood. From our juicy margaritas and house-made guacamole, to our savory entrees, rich desserts, and impressive array of beers, wines and tequilas, our offerings celebrate the unique ingredients and culinary styles of Mexico's Yucatan, Puebla, Veracruz and Baja regions. Signature dishes include Lomito con Mole Negro Oaxaqueño, an adobo marinated grilled pork tenderloin, Tilapia a la Veracruzana, pan seared tilapia in a rustic lemon caper sauce, and Mama's Enchiladas, stuffed with pulled chicken Mexicana in a ranchera and tomatillo salsa. Margaritas, served on the rocks or frozen, are made to order with fresh juices and organic nectars paired with any one of Tortilla Coast's 99 tequilas and mescals. Standouts include prickly pear, blood orange and white peach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 629-3280
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Martin
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Private party facilities
Considering Tortilla Coast in Logan Circle for your next birthday party, office outing or social event?
We're happy to accommodate your needs in our semi-private spaces! Ready to schedule your next special event? Submit an Event Inquiry, or
Call our event team at 202.465.4677; For menus and more information, download our Private Events Menu & Answers to FAQs; http://tortillacoast.com/events_logancircle.htm
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Private party contact
Noelle Sment: (202) 465-4677
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15 St. and P Street NW
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Parking details
Corner of 15th & P Streets NW.; Street Parking available; Garage parking available on P Street NW
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Public transit
Close to the Dupont Circle, Mt. Vernon
Square & Shaw-Howard U Metro Stations.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.6
service
3.5
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was good and the ambience is nice!
Don't get any drink, my husband ordered a cocktail and wasn't tasting as it should have been, he returned after the first sip but they charged for it anyway...

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

I love Tortilla Coast. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others. The ONLY issue I have is how NASTY the bathrooms are. Nasty Bathroom = Nasty Kitchen to me. Please work on keeping the bathrooms clean. It was really disgusting. I loved the food. I loved our waiter Steve. But I got a bit nauseated when I had to use the bathroom. Seriously.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We haven't been here in a while but the food wasn't as good as we've experienced in the past. We'll still come back though.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2017

No wonder they are closed one of the worst experiences we have had in the service area of food..... waited 1/2hr to be seated not becuase was busy... no patrons...workers were fighting and not paying attention to people waiting to be seated. Once seated it was 45 min before a waiter came over ...left to get drinks 1/2 hr later another waiter came over to take drink order again as it seems our original waiter..LEFT?? Fighting still going on between staff and finally after hour and a half manager came over with our drinks and apologized and gave us a free aptzr for our trouble and took our orders. Whole process was crazy and good thing we were amazed by staff antics to get upset....we actually thought we were on candid camera as it was way to bizarre to really be happening.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2017

I decided to eat here solely based on location and I regret it.
The service was slow to non-existant. The manager didn't seem to care as he was more interested in checking his phone. It was not very busy on a beautiful Sunday afternoon which was a cause for concern in a city where finding a place to eat outside can be hard to do.
The food was average and the pitchers we were talked into ordering for "their value" were $47.00 of 90% ice. Very disappointing experience. I have and will continue to tell anyone that asks that they should avoid that place.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Service could've been better (slow), bathrooms were awful, and drinks were weak. Best Mexican option in the area.

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1.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Terrible service. Was charged $3 for iced tea and never once received a refill. Same for my friend who ordered coffee. The server never came back to refill our drinks. Terrible food. The soup was cold. The nachos had almost nothing on them. There was a small dollop of beans, a few veggies, very little cheese, and watery sour cream. Then my friend's credit card was charged twice.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Awful service: slow and no follow up. Extremely loud. Atmosphere was like a frat party.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Only reason I would go back is for the queso - it is heavenly. And, when you receive the correct drink you ordered, it is also delicious, but be prepared to send it back a few times until you get the correct order. Also - don't go starving. It will take a very long time for them to notice you, provide you with menus and water, and even longer to eventually take your order. Doesn't seem like this place can handle large groups, it could be better for a date night just 2 ppl.

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2017

I showed up and was told despite my reservation that there would be an hour wait. My friends and I went to a different restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Service was slow compared to normal but generally has been good most visits. The food was great though as are the margaritas.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Waitress didn't check on us once, had to go up to the hostess to ask for more water, and the check. They also left the avocado off of my salad, which is a pretty key component in Mexican fare. I would've asked for it to be added had the waitress come by to check on us but she literally never did.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2017

I just got back from an experience here. I had reserved a table of two and to begin with, when we arrived, the table was still not ready and we had to wait about 10 minutes. Despite our waitress being pleasant to begin with, she messed up our drinks orders and actually took an order from a bigger table of four that arrived after us, before taking our order. It took her about 20 minutes after taking our drinks orders to take our food order. I was extremely disappointed that there are only two vegetarian options on the whole menu. All the rice is cooked in chicken broth-just a heads up for fellow veggies (such an unnecessary element to rice) despite our waitress returning twice to ask if everything was ok, she never cleared our plates and never approached our table again. We had to ask two separate people for the cheque BOTH of which never brought it to us. The food was ok but I was highly disappointed with the whole experience. We were also charged an extra 13 dollars for a started of tortillas and guacamole which our waitress told us she would bring us with our glasses of water, which was slightly deceitful because she never stated we would be charged and she communicated this as if it was a standard "on the house" starter just offered.

I never like to complain and have actually never written a bad review before but I have to sadly admit I was very disappointed tonight.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Good food, good prices. A couple things were messed up during our service but things were removed from our bill and made up for appropriately. It was a Saturday night so it was busy. Yummy margs!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Overall food was good. Service was mediocre as I asked for water refill and never got one. Also my credit card was drastically overcharged. I am not happy about that at all.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day dinner. We've been to this restaurant several times because we live in the neighborhood and it's convenient. Normally, our experiences here have been okay, but this time not so much. First, the waiter was a bit curt. For example, when I asked if I could make a enchilada-for-a-taco substitution, I just got a "No". Second, I was also told the free appetizer on my account would not be honored because I didn't have my restaurant card with me (even though I had an email telling me I should come in and get it). Third, the enchiladas were actually quite good, but the tacos were very bland and tasteless (my husband shared his). The blood-orange margarita's were good too, but I was not asked if I wanted a salted rim (a small issue, but sometimes things add up). Finally, the next day I was informed by Open Table that the restaurant informed them we were a "no-show". Actually, when we arrived (on time) it was not busy, we were the first to be seated for dinner, and I specifically mentioned that we had a reservation through Open Table. We like to support the restaurants in our neighborhood, of which thankfully there are now quite a few. It's experiences like this that will help us make a better choice next time.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Decent place, a slight upgrade in ambiance from the Capitol Hill location.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2017

I had higher hopes but wasn't thrilled. This was my first time here and I was craving good TexMex. I had the veggie fajitas, over-cooked and not much flavor, and a swirled margarita which wasn't swirled--just a hot pink frozen drink. It was OK overall and I might give it a second try.

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1.0Dined on January 21, 2017

We were excited to bring our out of town family here, having enjoyed the one at Capitol Hill for many years. Unfortunately, they disappointed on an epic level. So much so that we literally dropped cash for our mediocre guacamole and left.

We had a reservation and they had empty tables- yet they seated us late. It was so noisy we had to yell to talk to each other. The WORST part was the waitress- who we tried very hard to be patient with but my goodness she lied about forgetting about us, about forgetting our appetizer, forgetting our food, had convoluted and sometimes slurred explanations, and then after her apology and wanting to get another coke FORGOT THAT TOO. and to top it ALL OFF, she kept telling us the kitchen was just SO BEHIND, but when the table next to us that was seated literally 45 minutes after us got served...we marched right out of there.

It was ridiculous. I've never had to literally walk out of a restaurant before. After having had made a reservation and waited over an hour. We won't ever be back, to this le the other tortilla coast. There's tons of great restaurants in Logan Circle, so yourself a favor and skip this place. Walk down to Lalibela like we did.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Just passing through town. We stayed a good while and they made us feel comfortable. Food was tasty. Drinks even better

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1.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Very very poor service, the food was mediocre, and the price was not worth the experience

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2017

I was very impressed. The bartender created great drinks and was very personable. The food was super - authentic and great ingredients. Good service at the table too. I'll be going back!

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Exceptionally friendly service. Food was perfect. Just what we were hoping for.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Great for large groups and birthdays!

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2.0Dined on September 29, 2016

The food wasn't very good. It was expensive for average-tasting Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Visiting from out of town. This was a great local neighborhood find. enjoyed the food, staff was great, prices very reasonable

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2016

We went for brunch before going to the Studio Theatre. Bottomless bloodies and mimosas! The food was plentiful, hot and delicious. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2016

It was good night but the waiter didn't seem too thrilled to be serving a party of 8. Overall it was a good experience.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2016

We were there during happy hour. Mistake. Too loud to be able to have comfortable conversation with out of towners.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2016

Guacamole tasted funny, the margaritas were fine, so was the salsa.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2016

We ate there three Times during our recent one week trip to DC food is really really good however the service is very lacking in the speed

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was incredibly bland. Service was average.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Very impressed with the quality and treatment of the meats coming out of the kitchen. My older daughter ordered a chicken enchiladas platter, and they were tasty and light instead of heavy/dense or (worse) soggy like you see at some restaurants. Younger daughter ordered beef enchiladas and the beef was braised well to be moist and chewy but carry the seasoning and flavor well. I had two tacos -- one mahi-mahi and the other carnitas. Again, the carnitas were clearly slow-cooked properly and moist with the right amount of chew and good flavor. Good beer list, light on the wine list though. Overall, stumbled into a great find for a Friday night dinner. Great outdoor area for good weather nights.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2016

Went with a group of 8 to celebrate a colleague's farewell. Our server brought us a free queso, which was delicious! The pork/carnitas tacos were tasty. Service was great! Didn't have the churros this time, but they are awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Service was quick!

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Went here after the pride parade. Given that fact it was super packed and noisy, but we were expecting that. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Service was a little slow, but again the place was packed, so it wasn't unexpected. The food was decent. (My friend who grew up in Mexico said it was just okay.)

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2016

We love this place for DC Pride Parade watching. It's a madhouse in there but we had a great time and the servers had good spirits.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2016

Our waiter was terrible, forgetting things and never checking in with us. We had to wait a very long time to receive drinks and food, if it wasn't for one spectacular hostess that's all we are having issues, it would've been a one star event but luckily she was great, but the waiter we had was awful.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2016

The food and ambience were ok, but definitely not worth going again. The experience with the service was terrible: first I ordered a drink and had to return it three times because they never got the order right and when they finally brought the right one it was really bad. After the drink disappointment my husband and I were brave enough to order dessert. The waiter completely forgot about it and just brought us the check out of nowhere. In the end he even recognized how terrible our experience had been.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2016

Our serverJamar was very attentive and friendly. He gave excellent recommendations on apps, bar, drinks, and entrees. My date and really enjoyed the guacamole. All in all it waseems great experience.

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