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El Centro D.F. 14th Street

El Centro D.F. 14th Street

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Latin American Restaurant · U-Street
1819 14th St NW (at Swann St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 538 votes

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  • What you need to know
    DC Dining A.
    "Must try the bottomless brunch."(6 Tips)
    "... w/ friends up at the rooftop bar, a casual late-night eat in the taqueria,..."(5 Tips)
    "brunch dessert: mexican french toast TO DIE FOR."(3 Tips)
    Matt B.
    "$4 margaritas with chile salt during happy hour are great"(17 Tips)
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135 tips and reviews.

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  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • tequila
  • bottomless brunch
  • rooftop
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
  • trendy
  • enchiladas
  • dancing
  • all you can eat
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • sangria
  • casual
  • great value
  • spicy food
  • shrimp ceviche
  • churros
  • chili
  • Joshua H.

    Fun place for drinks. Go to the rooftop area for a better time.

    Joshua Higgins · July 11
  • Brendan B.

    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.

    Brendan B · July 6
  • Ramez K.

    Happy hour, service and food

    Ramez K · July 4
  • Joaquin B.

    Brunch is worth your money!!

  • Jessica P.

    Tacos so yum

  • Christopher F.

    Has to be D.C.'s best Mexican restaurant. The guacamole is a great appetizer. The chicken fajitas are outstanding!

  • Andrea M.

    Want to hear some Latin music ? Perfect place for that and meet Latinos 😃

    Andrea Martinez · April 13
  • Ana Marie 💃

    Great option for Mexican on 14th street

    Ana Marie 💃 · March 29
  • Ryan K.

    Almost consider this an old standby on 14th now. Never had a bad time. Get a mojito, some chips, and churros if anyone asks.

    Ryan K. · March 4
  • Sandra R.

    Head down to the basement for a little untz untz untz.

    Sandra Rubinchik · February 25
  • Morgan T.

    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.

    Morgan Thomas · November 11, 2014
  • Morgan T.

    Bottomless brunch is good. The drinks are good too.

    Morgan Thomas · November 11, 2014
  • Juan H.

    Great spot, dance floors, good food, good drinks, and great looking least the nights I have been there. Brunch is really good, and great tequila.

    Juan Huaylla · October 24, 2014
  • Amanda O.

    We love rosa!! She's the best server ever.

    Amanda Okeee · October 11, 2014
  • deenuhfoowad

    their unlimited brunch is SO worth it!

    deenuhfoowad · September 29, 2014
  • Mary-Katherine M.

    Bottomless brunch - just go straight down the menu. Margaritas are what they do best, even at 11AM.

    Mary-Katherine McKenzie · September 27, 2014
  • Heather I.

    Check this place out on taco Tuesdays to take advantage of $2.00 chef special tacos

    Heather Ilyssa · August 26, 2014
  • Zara K.

    Not a big fan of fish tacos but the ones here were pretty good. Other than that the nachos tasted funky.

    Zara Khan · August 21, 2014
  • Adam B.

    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!

    Adam Beilman · August 17, 2014
  • Sonja S.

    Tacos and margaritas at happy hour

    Sonja Strongarm · August 17, 2014
  • Mariuxi B.

    Brunch for $35 all you can drink and eat!

    Mariuxi Bermudez · August 16, 2014
  • Nik N.

    Such good lunch specials... Just be sure to decide before you eat too many chips.

    Nik Nadolski · August 12, 2014
  • Sanna

    Margaritas in the rooftop bar!

    Sanna · August 9, 2014
  • Matt B.

    $4 margaritas with chile salt during happy hour are great

    Matt Bernstein · August 8, 2014
  • Kendra

    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!

    Kendra · August 4, 2014
  • Eli Y.

    Get the guac! Incredible product.

    Eli Yokley · May 21, 2014
  • Charles N.

    Spicy mango margarita.

    Charles Nitze · April 30, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Apparently you can't wear baseball hats? That's weird

    Andrew Wiseman · April 19, 2014
  • Charles O.

    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!

    Charles Osborne · March 30, 2014
  • Chad S.

    Bring earplugs. It's full of screeching Jennifers

    Chad Shryock · March 30, 2014
  • Philip H.

    Your enjoyment of El Centro is largely proportionate to your enjoyment of tequila.

    Philip Hsu · February 1, 2014
  • Kimberly D.

    Cucumber watermelon infused tequila y guacamole por favor

    Kimberly Diaz · January 11, 2014
  • Katherine K.

    Bottomless Brunch is a Mexican food lovers dream! Surprisingly good service as well!

    Katherine Kennedy Allen · January 4, 2014
  • Cheyenne M.

    Conchinta Pibil won't regret it. Bonus points for being open late on a Sunday.

    Cheyenne Mojica · December 9, 2013
  • Rorie B.

    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.

    Rorie Burton · December 6, 2013
  • Janet J.

    Avoid the below ground Leverkusen seating. Just okay for me though. Not that exciting.

    Janet Japa · November 12, 2013
  • Gary S.

    Enough with the small plates DC!!

    Gary Shoop · November 11, 2013
  • Jenn O.

    mango margarita and pork carnitas were amazing! highly recommend!!!

    Jenn O'Neill · October 13, 2013
  • Kaits

    Ask for Jorge as you waiter ..,he keeps the mimosas flowing

    Kaits · October 12, 2013
  • Hayley P.

    Beef brisket enchilada was excellent!

    Hayley Plack · October 5, 2013
  • Justin S.

    this must be the best place, to get a taste of Mexico City, in your nations capital

    Justin Smith · September 25, 2013
  • Ceci A.

    On Thursdays, women free drinks + less people + Latin music = better

    Ceci Abente · August 23, 2013
  • Philip C.

    Try the spicy marg. killer! Do the tasting flight for $75 and find out what you have been missing.

    Philip Croft · August 16, 2013
  • Cyndi J.

    This place is great very nice people has great food

    Cyndi Jackson · August 1, 2013
  • Niara P.

    Order the Mexican French Toast - its delicious!

    Niara P. · July 20, 2013
  • Adelaja O.

    I think they completely forgot that we even ordered anything cus we've been waiting for what seems like forever. WTF?!

    Adelaja Obajimi · July 14, 2013
  • Kit W.

    Do NOT go for mixed drinks...watered down, too sweet and altogether gross. Food is good tho

    Kit Williams · July 4, 2013
  • Terry C.

    The bartender was such a jerk that after our first drink we paid and left instead of ordering food, as we had intended.

    Terry Carter · July 1, 2013

    The latest in chef Richard Sandoval’s string of trendy Mexican spots is this funky lounge/restaurant near perennially hip U Street. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Joel M.

    Worst fake Mexican spot in the whole city. You would do better going anywhere else.

    Joel Murdah · June 29, 2013

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