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Alero Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant, Arcade, and Lounge$$$$
U-Street, Washington
  • Helena W.
    "Margaritas on a 103 degree weather day are pretty amazing"(22 Tips)
    Kristin D.
    "Try the Matrimonial Margarita!"(2 Tips)
    Q C.
    "Happy Hour starts @ 3pm! 🙌🙌🙌"(7 Tips)
    Laura B.
    "Drive down a mile to Lauriol Plaza!"(2 Tips)
105 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.
  • dancingqueen f.
    Booze-Club-DC(rip)used to meet@Alero monthly for happy hours: Fun, Margaritas pitchers, authentic apps $4-6, reverse hh 10p $15-25 tastings. Col.Hts(closed) mgr Mauricio is now at Dupont North/CT Ave.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • René L.
    René LePaulOctober 19, 2014
    Bought a drunk here once, it was $32 and worth every bit of it!
  • Meka A.
    Meka AndrewsJuly 10, 2011
    The quesadilla is the shit(good thing). It is really nice chill place to come on Saturday.
  • Nnedimma Jessica N.
    Come hungry. The food is great, the service is amazing. It's smack dab in the heart of the city!
  • William R.
    William RossOctober 13, 2011
    There are multiple Aleros all over town. Keep this in mind when arranging to meet a friend here!
  • Shira M.
    Shira MFebruary 17, 2014
    The wings in alero sauce is a happy hour must!
  • 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
  • R. (Dot) B.
    R. (Dot) BrownFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a good time at their Saturday HH!
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsOctober 14, 2013
    My frozen margarita was as thick as a smoothie. To some that might be unsettling.
  • 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!
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine McGillJuly 13, 2013
    more than 5 ? get the frida khalo! great deal
  • R. (Dot) B.
    R. (Dot) BrownFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I live for their happy hours....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey ANovember 17, 2012
    EXCELLENT music for Friday night dancing! Quick bar service too!
  • Annette E.
    Annette EdmondsAugust 18, 2012
    They have the best frozen margaritas in DC!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love this place!!!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Ammar J.
    Ammar JamesFebruary 16, 2013
    best management in Dc. hands down.
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney MMarch 3, 2011
    great place when you want to sit outside
  • Phil E.
    Phil EmOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow!! Great food and a fun time!! Chicken quesadilla is great.
  • Q C.
    Q ChainzMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour starts @ 3pm! 🙌🙌🙌
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonJune 30, 2015
    Not particularly authentic, but the margarita pitchers make it worth coming.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • David G.
    David GordonAugust 5, 2010
    Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. Good service.
  • Mickey
    MickeyDecember 12, 2010
    Love the platanitos! Very generous portion... if you don't share :)
  • Ronald M.
    Ronald MillerJanuary 6, 2013
    I like the pitchers of Margaritas just parking in the area sucks.
  • 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
  • Micah M.
    Micah M.August 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    ALWAYS what I need and when...
  • Spiderman
    SpidermanJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Its great! Make sure u try the salmon!
  • Sargon A.
    Sargon AlmualumSeptember 15, 2011
    Amazing cheap sweets.
  • Tish H.
    Tish HaysApril 28, 2011
    Eepaan Colee (it's on in the house) dos equis xx promo. Do it.
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidAugust 22, 2012
    Nice ambiance at all locations. Decent food.
  • 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?
  • Liz C.
    Liz CummingsJuly 11, 2010
    The paintings are hilarious, particularly the Harry Potter one
  • R S.
    R SMarch 29, 2012
    The shrimp quesadilla are the best!!
  • Kiara H.
    Kiara H.November 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken quesdillas and swirls are amazeballs!
  • Dave L.
    Dave LazApril 10, 2017
    Solid meal, nothing outstanding or terrible.
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