Planning a trip to Washington?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

El Centro D.F. 14th Street

El Centro D.F. 14th Street

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Latin American Restaurant$$$$
U-Street, Washington
Save
Share
8.4/10
584
ratings
  • DC Dining Adventures
    "Must try the bottomless brunch."(7 Tips)
    ThePurplePassport.com
    "... w/ friends up at the rooftop bar, a casual late-night eat in the taqueria,..."(5 Tips)
    GABRIELA M.
    "brunch dessert: mexican french toast TO DIE FOR."(3 Tips)
    Jon P.
    "Get a margarita from Joel real talk it is the truth!"(17 Tips)
138 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • tacos
  • margaritas
  • tequila
  • bottomless brunch
  • rooftop
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Brendan B.
    Brendan BJuly 6, 2015
    Decent tacos & nice rooftop bar. Brunch is ok and only worth it if you go w the $35 unlimited option. Otherwise the a la carte items are very small and overpriced.
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossJune 15, 2015
    Has to be D.C.'s best Mexican restaurant. The guacamole is a great appetizer. The chicken fajitas are outstanding!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.March 4, 2015
    Almost consider this an old standby on 14th now. Never had a bad time. Get a mojito, some chips, and churros if anyone asks.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    This place is always a party. It turns into a club on Friday nights, come early to have tacos and margaritas to avoid the line. Bottomless brunch is legit.
  • Juan H.
    Juan HuayllaOctober 24, 2014
    Great spot, dance floors, good food, good drinks, and great looking girls..at least the nights I have been there. Brunch is really good, and great tequila.
  • Mary-Katherine M.
    Mary-Katherine McKenzieSeptember 27, 2014
    Bottomless brunch - just go straight down the menu. Margaritas are what they do best, even at 11AM.
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanAugust 21, 2014
    Not a big fan of fish tacos but the ones here were pretty good. Other than that the nachos tasted funky.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BeilmanAugust 17, 2014
    Do not go for restaurant week. No Baja tacos on the menu, and they will not serve food outside the RW menu. Give the people what they want!
  • Nik N.
    Nik NadolskiAugust 12, 2014
    Such good lunch specials... Just be sure to decide before you eat too many chips.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinAugust 8, 2014
    $4 margaritas with chile salt during happy hour are great
  • Kendra
    KendraAugust 4, 2014
    Good restaurant with good tacos. Inside is a bit smoky because it is an open kitchen. The waitstaff is SUPER attentive. The Chips with the salsa were amazing - home made tortilla chips!
  • Charles O.
    Charles OsborneMarch 30, 2014
    If it's cold and rainy make sure you don't sit upstairs this is unsuitable for dining ! in the Sunday manager on March 30, 2014 would not move our table it was a mess!
  • Katherine K.
    Bottomless Brunch is a Mexican food lovers dream! Surprisingly good service as well!
  • Cheyenne M.
    Cheyenne MojicaDecember 9, 2013
    Conchinta Pibil tacos...you won't regret it. Bonus points for being open late on a Sunday.
  • Rorie B.
    Rorie BurtonDecember 6, 2013
    Love this place!! Food is delicious and great atmosphere. I had the chicken enchiladas with seasoned black beans and rice. Best Mexican food i have had in a long time.
  • Janet J.
    Janet JapaNovember 12, 2013
    Avoid the below ground Leverkusen seating. Just okay for me though. Not that exciting.
  • Kit W.
    Kit WilliamsJuly 4, 2013
    Do NOT go for mixed drinks...watered down, too sweet and altogether gross. Food is good tho
  • Terry C.
    Terry CarterJuly 1, 2013
    The bartender was such a jerk that after our first drink we paid and left instead of ordering food, as we had intended.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    The latest in chef Richard Sandoval’s string of trendy Mexican spots is this funky lounge/restaurant near perennially hip U Street. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 12, 2013
    The first floor houses the Taqueria, where sit-down or to-go options include tacos from the standardly mouth-watering (al pastor, carnitas) to the intriguing (beef tongue, grilled nopal cactus). Read more
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RosadoApril 24, 2013
    Go for $2 Taco Tuesday but make sure you understand the waiters accent. Asked the waitress if Chicken Tinga was $2, she said yes but charged me full price and said no it wasn't. Stiffed her.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    Each level provides a different ambiance...festive night of drinks w/ friends up at the rooftop bar, a casual late-night eat in the taqueria, or date-night dinner downstairs in the tequileria. Read more
  • Kent
    KentDecember 29, 2012
    Guacamole, Shrimp Ceviche, and Al Pastor Tacos. You will not be disappointed.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresDecember 16, 2012
    Must try the bottomless brunch. I recommend the lengua, carnitas and egg & chorizo tacos!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MitchellDecember 15, 2012
    Chicken Zarapa (entree) is leaps ahead of everything else on the menu... No small feat. Order it! Best dish I've had in years.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RiversNovember 29, 2012
    The tequileria is in the basement. Ask for seating there. The ambience is totally different.
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly A.July 25, 2012
    Try the Red & Smoky - it's such a spicy, refreshing drink! Pairs nicely with the fish tacos.
  • V G.
    V GandyJune 29, 2012
    The Thursday night ladies night is so live! Free margaritas and rail drinks for ladies from 11-12 and all the Latin music and reggaeton you can handle - great party!
  • Kurt J.
    Kurt JMay 29, 2012
    The food was great but the waitress I had was extremely inattentive and when she was there, she acted inconvenienced by us being seated in her section.
  • GABRIELA M.
    GABRIELA MMay 23, 2012
    brunch dessert: mexican french toast TO DIE FOR. you will not regret it. $2 dollar taco tuesday: carnitas and nopal tacos.
  • RaShonda (.
    RaShonda (shessavvy)April 24, 2012
    Go on Mondays at 6:00 for their weekly Tequila Tastings. Only $10 and you get to sample several, plus you get chips & salsa.
  • RaShonda (.
    RaShonda (shessavvy)April 24, 2012
    Make sure you ask for Sammy, the bartender. He's usually there every day except Wed. He's knows his tequila!
  • Graham L.
    Graham LampaMarch 18, 2012
    Watch out if you start eating at 10 or any later: the entire place turns into a fairly wild dance club at 11. And you will awkwardly be sitting eating in the middle of it.
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 24, 2012
    Great bottomless brunch speacial: $35 all you can eat and drink, including unlimited Michilada, Bloody Maria and choice of seasonal Aqua Fresca Cocktails
  • Glenn C.
    Glenn CurtisJanuary 20, 2012
    Nice place.. a lil pricey but the tequila selection is amazing. The server naudia was great and knew her tequila..
  • Naptown .
    Naptown 💪 LarryJanuary 2, 2012
    The three-level Mexican restaurant has a lively rooftop bar serving an extensive selection of tequila and a full bar.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 29, 2011
    Bitches say A+! A great bottomless/endless brunch in a great atmosphere with stellar service. Doesn’t get better than that
  • Michael A.
    Michael AudiDecember 28, 2011
    Best tequila selection in dc! Tequila bad is delightfully dungeon like!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresDecember 19, 2011
    Must try the brunch! They'll keep filling you glasses and bringing out plates until you can't move! Great food and great service!
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MochDecember 1, 2011
    Peanut allergies beware -- the Pork Pipian is made with a peanut sauce, but is not listed as such on the menu.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JohnsonNovember 27, 2011
    TERRIBLE customer service--rude and unapologetic. Made to feel stupid for asking for a coke them received it in a FILTHY dirty glass that looked like it came straight from the bus tub.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JohnNovember 2, 2011
    Get tacos for brunch (I had bean + cheese/guajillo chili. Both =fantastic) Delicious scrambled eggs plus perfect salsa, washed down with pineapple agua fresca. This is your new weekend spot, trust me.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JohnSeptember 26, 2011
    Cheese enchiladas make me quiver with joy. Born and raised in CA, lived in Dallas, Tx, bemoaned lack of enchiladas for 12 years...and now they're here. FLAWLESS. Even three days later, nuked.
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsSeptember 25, 2011
    The food is definitely unique, but their unlimited food and drink brunch on Sundays is good. You can literally just keep ordering and they bring it right away.
  • Ana R.
    Ana R.September 3, 2011
    Probably the best frozen margarita in DC. Tacos al Pastor are pretty good!!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FAugust 9, 2011
    Try the carnitas entree. Amazeballs. Also the tacos are three of a kind, no mix n match.
  • Deidre
    DeidreJune 25, 2011
    You HAVE to get the lavender tequila drink. I think it's called the lavanda? Anyway, it'll change your life. so refreshing!
  • Bulls E.
    Bulls EyeJune 6, 2011
    New *taqueria-tequileria* just north of U Street. Happy Hour from 5-7 features $4 beers and sangrias and $5 margaritas and mojitos...AND they have a roof!
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 5, 2011
    Offering three floors of unsettling Aztec masks, two bars, an in-house taqueria and one of the best tequila selections in town, El Centro DF operates on the scale of the capital itself Read more
  • Washington Business Journal
    WBJ's Top Shelf says: "Hoping to be open by Cinco de Mayo, El Centro D.F. will serve authentic mexican food and even include a rooftop bar!" (WBJ 4/8/11)
410 Photos

Related Searches

  • el centro d.f. 14th street washington
  • el centro d.f. 14th street washington photos
  • el centro d.f. 14th street washington location
  • el centro d.f. 14th street washington address
  • el centro d.f. 14th street washington
  • el centro washington
  • el centro d.f. washington
  • el centro d.f. 14th street washington
  • el centro, d.f. washington
  • el gentro washington
  • i'm bartending at el centro basement bar washington
  • i'm bartending at el centro d.f. rooftop bar washington
  • im bartending at el centro basement bar washington
  • im bartending at el centro d.f. rooftop bar washington
  • v's bar at el centro washington
  • el centro d.f. 14th street u-street washington

Foursquare © 2016  Lovingly made in NYC & SF