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Desperados

Desperados

Bar, Burger Joint, and Dive Bar$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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  • Koray B.
    "Cajun burger is the best......"(3 Tips)
    AskMen
    "one with a Cajun rub & spicy mayo."(2 Tips)
    Melanie D.
    "Bleu Cheese burger!!! Sooo good."(3 Tips)
    Steven Y.
    "The Classic burger is great all on it's own."(2 Tips)
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  • Jineen C.
    Jineen CarcamoMay 20, 2015
    Came for a good burger and got a standard patty. Definitely should've gone to the place a few doors down or to the &pizza place. We had a great waitress though - super cool and down to earth!
  • Clarissa V.
    Clarissa VillondoFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Desperados never disappoints me with their good food and service. Connect the Dots always brings in great live bands to play at Desperados, but it wouldn't hurt if the space was a bit bigger.
  • Susie S.
    Susie SoozNovember 6, 2013
    I'm sitting on the patio in November, drinking an Abita and waiting on nachos. I'm surprised no one mentions the wood burning fire place inside that is so cozy and toasty in the winter.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 25, 2010
    Get the Southwestern Turkey Burger with house-made chipotle mayo, seasoned with a spicy Cajun rub about which they say they'd "have to kill you" if they told you, but who knows, it might be worth it! Read more
  • Johnny G.
    Johnny GoldenAugust 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of the most chill places to come on U Street. I love the unassuming, upscale dive feel (if that makes sense). And I have to second the bleu cheese burger. Oh and can't forget the Deadlift.
  • AskMen
    AskMenAugust 6, 2010
    Dresses up its blend of sirloin & brisket with a variety of toppings, including one with a Cajun rub & spicy mayo. Pair it with an Abita beer or the joint’s signature “Monsoon” punch.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysMarch 8, 2011
    Small joint offering up sizable patties on sesame seed buns. Served up in a variety of styles including Cajun, Bleu Cheese & Cheese-Lovers variety. Decent selection of boozers on tap too! Read more
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaFebruary 10, 2015
    Mystery shots! Get one for $6 get a PBR and if you guess the shot right you get a free round for you and your friends
  • Renata l.
    Renata lJanuary 3
    The soundtrack is nice, burguer is good and they have cheap beer! Great to spend the night having a nice conversation with friends
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Brian R.
    Brian RoweApril 6, 2013
    laid back place, food takes a long time though, so enjoy if you're not in a rush and want to relax.
  • Keshema D.
    Keshema DavidsonSeptember 27, 2011
    Love this spot, definitely going back. Their veggie burger was delicious, try it even if you're not vegetarian!
  • alex m.
    alex machadoJuly 8, 2011
    I love the fact they have a bake potato as a side option! get it!!!
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesOctober 10, 2014
    Be careful of employees conning you into buying them shots! There are some slick guys who work there.
  • Kela W.
    Kela WalkerJanuary 20, 2013
    Service kinda of slow & very lacking. Lots of pple on staff but inefficient. I had 2 get my own menus & Felt bad to keep bothering the waitress but there was lil attend 2 needs i.e utensil, ketchup
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie Loff-BirdAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great music, good vibes, and $6 mystery beer + shot deals
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StreibOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Only place I've asked for medium rare and actually have gotten it!
  • Unal B.
    Unal BozkurtAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the steak and cheese. It's best. I love this place.
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JohnsonSeptember 1, 2011
    OMG, their baked potatoes are THE BEST!! I promise :-)
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HillMarch 13
    Cozy dive but pass on the burgers
  • Stefan H.
    Stefan HeinemannSeptember 26, 2011
    The Desperados burger was great! Burger+pulled pork+Swiss=tasty!!
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YatesFebruary 12, 2011
    The Classic burger is great all on it's own.
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SpadaroAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The owner is going to export the joy of Port O'Call NOLA here whether you like it or not. Classic burger, baked potato, anything else your a fool. Who D'at?!?
  • Ararara
    ArararaFebruary 9, 2013
    There's shows almost every Thursday! Suggested $5 donation for the bands.
  • Tomehka E.
    Tomehka EttinoffeMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a really awesome veggie burger here
  • Hillius E.
    Hillius EttinoffeNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Cajun burger. It's awesome!
  • MiiLa M.
    MiiLa MansoDecember 21, 2015
    Good service and nice people there ..
  • Koray B.
    Koray BozkurtNovember 15, 2013
    Cajun burger is the best......
  • Drew B.
    Drew BennettAugust 20, 2010
    Desperados = Polly's with a scaled down menu and better burgers. Not a bad thing.
  • Desperados
    DesperadosJuly 13, 2013
    TONIGHT! Late night happy hour 10PM- 3 AM.
  • Matrika B.
    Matrika B-TNovember 11, 2014
    great loaded fries!
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan CastellanosAugust 18, 2013
    Mediocre burgers at best. Don't get the salad, it made me weep. Cheap pbr though and good fries.
  • Atalie A.
    Atalie AbranovicNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    cajun burger, medium.
  • gravity 5.
    gravity 508July 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cheese Fries were delish!!! Read more
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DeniseAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bleu Cheese burger!!! Sooo good.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HallerAugust 5, 2010
    No burgers til Friday but the IPA is still great!
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HaysAugust 10, 2015
    Great burger!
  • Leonard T.
    Leonard TysonAugust 23, 2010
    Get the bleu cheese burger
  • Kristine U.
    Kristine UntalanOctober 3, 2012
    Three flies in my drink. :(
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