Café Citron

Café Citron

Bar, Arcade, and Nightclub
1343 Connecticut Ave NW (at 18th St), Washington, D.C. 20036, United States
Open until 3:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 4:00 PM–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

For 14 years we have been serving Authentic home-style Latin Cuisine in the DuPont Circle area. From Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and the Latin Caribbean. Delicious recipes made from scratch. The best Mojitos & crafted cocktails & the hottest Latin nightlife!!


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  • What you need to know
    Kate 🍸 E.
    "Make sure to try the Lean Green Mojito made with VeeV Acai Spirit!"(11 Tips)
    Beth S.
    "love going up to the second-floor bar for happy hour."(7 Tips)
    Geeta R.
    "house margarita and spicy caribbean chicken wings are awesome!"(2 Tips)
    "fun young things on the dance floor"(2 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • mojitos
  • dancing
  • flamenco
  • nachos
  • house margaritas
  • good for singles
  • empanadas
  • DJs
  • music
  • cocktails
  • spicy food
  • café
  • sangria
  • bright
  • good for a late night
  • salmon
  • authentic
  • staff
  • salsa
  • Arun R.

    It's 4 dance floors each playing their own music, mostly Salsa, Reggaetone, Bachata and Dancepop. There's good crowd beyond 12 on the weekends. But it's not your regular Salsa place.

    Arun Ramachandran · December 13, 2014
  • Rafi F.

    Get early by metro or if you drive. Now parking is crazy due to get their in rush hour and park if you drive but what the meters. The drinks are good and so is the music...

    Rafi Free · November 17, 2014
  • Melissa M.

    Come here to dance all damn night. It's the Latin music cure for you.

    Melissa Monsalve · October 18, 2014
  • Washington Post

    Price Points: Beers and cocktails are discounted at happy hour (4 to 7:30 Monday through Friday), meaning $3 for a Sagres beer from Portugal or $5 for a mango mojito. Read more

    Washington Post · August 1, 2014
  • Michael P.

    Go to Cafe Citron on Thursdays for the Sevillanas show at 7:30pm and 8:30pm featuring flamenco dancer Jason Vera y Aragón and female guest.

    Michael Perez · March 12, 2014
  • Jennifer C.

    This place keeps your ID when you leave a tab open. Dislike

    Jennifer Cunningham · December 14, 2013
  • Frank T.

    Great salmon

    Frank T. · October 30, 2013
  • Serena W.

    Nice atmosphere, quaint upper level for small groups was perfect. Good music. After work fun, check.

    Serena Watters · August 14, 2013
  • Noemi J.

    Awesome service. Ridiculous mojitos (in a good way).

    Noemi Jimenez · July 16, 2013

    The bright lime- and lemon-colored walls, the DJs blasting electro-Latin music, and the tons of fun young things on the dance floor create one of the best spots in town for shakin’ it. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Daniel P.

    Restaurant by day, hot latin groove by night. Be prepared for busy crowd during happy hour (til 7:30). Manager (Juanita?) Was great. We will definitely be back again soon.

    Daniel Parrotta · June 15, 2013
  • Sam P.

    This place has amazing happy hour specials, both food and drink, and the staff are all fantastic. I cannot get enough of this place.

    Sam Peters · May 23, 2013
  • Wil P.

    Get a mojito with an exotic flavor. The Mango and Blueberry Mojito's was my favorite. But they have several other variety's and they are all delicious. Definitely mix it up a little. T

    Wil Pesante · February 24, 2013
  • Home Owner Solution Network I.

    House margaritas are a must :DD

    Home Owner Solution Network Inc · February 17, 2013
  • Dara F.

    One of my favorite happy hour spots (even if they did raise their prices) cheap margarita/mojito I've found in DC!

    Dara Fisher · December 27, 2012
  • Steve S.

    Great place and the bartenders are hot. Great music

    Steve Salas · December 15, 2012
  • amfor65

    Raul (upstairs bartender) is the best!

    amfor65 · November 17, 2012
  • Ezzie Gsc Z.

    Get Phil as ur bartender. He is amazing and sweet.

    Ezzie Gsc Zen-Zombie · October 25, 2012
  • Brian P.

    Good drinks. Get the long island

    Brian P. · October 14, 2012
  • Victor H.

    Tuesday's: 5$ mojitos during happy hour

    Victor Hsiao · September 1, 2012
  • Maria D.

    Music is very mix, not really too much space to dance, but if you don't mind...overall is a nice place to hang out

    Maria D'Veras · August 10, 2012
  • Kelly S.

    Shelley the bartender upstairs is the best

    Kelly Steffen · July 3, 2012
  • Shea H.

    The Citron nachos are a must have!

    Shea Hanita · May 31, 2012
  • Daniel F.

    It is not closed.

    Daniel Ferro · May 29, 2012
  • Eileen G.

    The party really gets started by 11, so don't get here TOO early.

    Eileen Guo · May 6, 2012
  • Niloo K.

    Their nachos are so legit

    Niloo K · April 5, 2012
  • Wandering J.

    Ask Omar or Martin for a shot. They are the best bartenders here.

    Wandering Juan · March 15, 2012
  • Wandering J.

    The manakin at the bar is really into me...

    Wandering Juan · March 10, 2012
  • Daniel F.

    The Mojitos here are among the best anywhere. The nachos are also unusually excellent. Lina is a great bartender here.

    Daniel Ferro · February 19, 2012
  • Shea H.

    The ginger mojito is the bomb!!!

    Shea Hanita · January 11, 2012
  • Sylvie S.

    You come to cafe citron to dance your pants off. (weekends)

    Sylvie S. · January 10, 2012
  • Zsa Zsa S.

    The hottest bartender's on Friday nite!

    Zsa Zsa Snow Tiger · December 24, 2011
  • Dion B.

    Get the empanadas. They are the best you'll ever have anywhere.

    Dion Barela · August 18, 2011
  • Beth S.

    love going up to the second-floor bar for happy hour. best spot, ever.

    Beth Santos · March 11, 2011
  • Kate 🍸 E.

    Make sure to try the Skinny Acai Mojito with VeeV. Its amazing!

    Kate 🍸 E.J. · January 28, 2011
  • Kate 🍸 E.

    Make sure to try the Lean Green Mojito made with VeeV Acai Spirit! So refreshing and lower in calories...

    Kate 🍸 E.J. · January 14, 2011
  • Vince

    The Bronz Salmon dinner was awesome. So were the Mango mojito's. Definitely try both!

    Vince · December 30, 2010
  • Kelly G.

    Don't wast your time or money here. Bouncer is a JERK!

    Kelly G · November 28, 2010
  • Geeta R.

    lomo saltado all the way!

    Geeta Razack · November 22, 2010
  • Geeta R.

    Chicken tenders are too salty here

    Geeta Razack · November 18, 2010
  • Geeta R.

    Live flamenco show on saturday is awesome!!

    Geeta Razack · November 14, 2010
  • Geeta R.

    SUPER nachos are DELICIOUS. Also try the Caribbean spicy chicken wings and the fried platanos during happy hour. It's a great balance between spicy and sweet.

    Geeta Razack · November 13, 2010
  • Andrea N.

    Free Salsa not care for their drinks, but food is good..Argentinian/Brazilian food....tables are topped with Bongos after hours and you can play!

    Andrea Newland · October 13, 2010
  • DC After Five

    House margs all the way

    DC After Five · October 2, 2010
  • Geeta R.

    potato cakes, ceviche and caribbean wings are good here. taquitos weren't as crispy and flavored for my taste

    Geeta Razack · September 18, 2010
  • Geeta R.

    house margarita and spicy caribbean chicken wings are awesome!

    Geeta Razack · September 17, 2010
  • Gian G.

    Try the Mojitos!!

    Gian Guerrero · April 26, 2010

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