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Alero Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant, Arcade, and Lounge$$$$
U-Street, Washington
  • Kydnice
    "You can't go wrong w/ the Strawberry + Lemonade margaritas"(22 Tips)
    Kristin D.
    "Try the Matrimonial Margarita!"(2 Tips)
    Q C.
    "Happy Hour starts @ 3pm! 🙌🙌🙌"(6 Tips)
    Scott H.
    "when lauriol plaza is only 5 min"(2 Tips)
104 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • happy hour
  • matrimonial
  • Mexican food
  • quesadillas
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  • Alisa V.
    Alisa VasilenkoOctober 7, 2012
    Beware that the information on their website might not be correct (location in Columbia Heights does not do the buffet but the site says it does, etc). Buffet is delicious!!
  • NightScene
    NightSceneNovember 23, 2010
    This latin flavor restaurant is dominated by its bar and lounge area, a great place for a drink on any night of the week, go with the margarita or mexican beer to fit the mood
  • Najeema
    NajeemaApril 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour 3:30p til 7pm. Swirl frozen margarita is a fave. Have the cilantro (green) rice. The authentic Mexican music is best-it gets wack when the dj starts with corny music in attempts to be cool.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren P.August 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking is bad all the time! Take the train or give yourself 30/45 mins to look for parking. The swirl margarita and sangria are the BEST!
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsDecember 1, 2009
    Monday nights they have a two person fajita deal that can feed four! you get a nachos app, a pitcher of margaritas, huge plate of fajitas with different kinds of meat and then pie!
  • Meka A.
    Meka AndrewsJuly 10, 2011
    The quesadilla is the shit(good thing). It is really nice chill place to come on Saturday.
  • René L.
    René LePaulOctober 19, 2014
    Bought a drunk here once, it was $32 and worth every bit of it!
  • Liz S.
    Liz SesslerMay 15, 2011
    The tacos Juarez are my preference. They are a good amount of food without being too heavy like a burrito.
  • William R.
    William RossOctober 13, 2011
    There are multiple Aleros all over town. Keep this in mind when arranging to meet a friend here!
  • Katrina E.
    Katrina EdwardsMarch 24, 2011
    Frozen mango margaritas are the business!!! Please do try one...or two...hell maybe 3 no judgment here lol
  • Shira M.
    Shira MFebruary 17, 2014
    The wings in alero sauce is a happy hour must!
  • Annette E.
    Annette EdmondsAugust 18, 2012
    They have the best frozen margaritas in DC!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love this place!!!
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey ANovember 17, 2012
    EXCELLENT music for Friday night dancing! Quick bar service too!
  • R. (Dot) B.
    R. (Dot) BrownFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a good time at their Saturday HH!
  • Nnedimma Jessica N.
    Come hungry. The food is great, the service is amazing. It's smack dab in the heart of the city!
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GlassAugust 11, 2013
    Our waiter spilled our drink, everyone was over served around us and it took 20 minutes to get the bill for one round. If you haven't ordered yet do yourself a favor and just leave.
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsOctober 14, 2013
    My frozen margarita was as thick as a smoothie. To some that might be unsettling.
  • Yvonne M.
    Yvonne MOctober 14, 2012
    The Tres Leches is amazing. Best dessert on the menu.
  • Jamece H.
    Jamece HackettSeptember 12, 2013
    Georgia peaches are the way too go. Be sure to ask for kerin!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BobikAugust 21, 2010
    Good place for drinks. If you're just trying to grab some dinner though, bring some EAR PLUGS - the place is loud!
  • Phil E.
    Phil EmOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow!! Great food and a fun time!! Chicken quesadilla is great.
  • Jefferson E.
    Jefferson EmpanadaSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best margaritas ever! Come in tonight and try an Escalade Margarita with the official premiere of Cointreau Noir!
  • Justin W.
    Justin WebsterJanuary 5, 2012
    Great place to have lunch before saying goodbye to friends during a visit to DC
  • DJ M.
    DJ MIMJune 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst service ever last night. I ordered taquitos.. they brought out tacos. My wife ordered shrimp..they forgot to put order in. At 9:30p the restaurant was slow so how can you mess up a table for 2?
  • Datrianna M.
    Datrianna MeeksDecember 6, 2014
    Margaritas and shrimp quesadillas! The perfect pair!
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine McGillJuly 13, 2013
    more than 5 ? get the frida khalo! great deal
  • Rita L.
    Rita LassiterApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service on a busy Saturday is awful. So much so that two tables walked out on their bills. THEN, mgmt asked all the tables for credit cards to be placed on hold. Last visit here for a while.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonJune 30, 2015
    Not particularly authentic, but the margarita pitchers make it worth coming.
  • Ronald M.
    Ronald MillerJanuary 6, 2013
    I like the pitchers of Margaritas just parking in the area sucks.
  • Mickey
    MickeyDecember 12, 2010
    Love the platanitos! Very generous portion... if you don't share :)
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YoungMay 11, 2013
    Okay I have never been here a day in my life and I have had the worst experience. So they're waiting area to be seated is so small. Then they don't spilt checks for large parties..
  • Adi P.
    Adi P.April 30, 2014
    The food was good, the drinks were good, but I didn't enjoy the sopapillas
  • Peter W.
    Peter WilhelmJuly 9, 2011
    Might be time to stop coming here. I like restaurants. I like clubs. I dont like restaurants IN my clubs.
  • Spiderman
    SpidermanJune 23, 2013
    Its great! Make sure u try the salmon!
  • Johnna M.
    Johnna MillerMarch 31, 2013
    I'm a fan of the shredded beer tacos.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMarch 21, 2011
    Margaritas are to DIE for! Get the enchiladas.
  • R S.
    R SMarch 29, 2012
    The shrimp quesadilla are the best!!
  • M B.
    M BrownJuly 19, 2014
    I was with a party of 3 and they automatically include an 18% tip with the bill. I had piss poor service so what do I do now?
  • Kiara H.
    Kiara H.November 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken quesdillas and swirls are amazeballs!
  • Lanae S.
    Lanae SpruceMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The veggie quesadillas are everything!
  • Kristine K.
    Kristine KippinsMay 4, 2010
    Jorge, who works the couches, is just as awesome as Jenny. This place is way better than the U Street Alero!
  • Kydnice
    KydniceNovember 21, 2011
    You can't go wrong w/ the Strawberry + Lemonade margaritas
  • R. (Dot) B.
    R. (Dot) BrownFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I live for their happy hours....
  • Helena W.
    Helena WolduJuly 22, 2011
    Margaritas on a 103 degree weather day are pretty amazing
  • Jefferson E.
    Jefferson EmpanadaSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best margaritas ever. Come in tonight for Escalade Margaritas with
  • Q C.
    Q ChainzMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour starts @ 3pm! 🙌🙌🙌
  • Vashti J.
    Vashti JMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome sandwiches. Great coffee. And free wifi!!
  • Desiree B.
    Desiree BrayOctober 24, 2011
    The passion fruit was delicious!
  • @KeithJonesJr
    @KeithJonesJrJune 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The frozen daiquiris are good.
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney MMarch 3, 2011
    great place when you want to sit outside
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