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Lauriol Plaza

) #153 of 2,596 Restaurants in Washington DC ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-387-0035
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

And waiter was on point. I know I do say that a lot but when they get it right it is just right. Had the Cadillac margarita (rocks with salted rim). Honest was more lime juice than a drink. But added to the food. Did...More

Thank Ginger W
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lauriol Plaza is a popular spot! It's a great place to meet with friends and enjoy a slow dining experience-meaning you can take your time and not feel rushed-the food was very timely in being served. The restaurant is huge with plenty of seating so...More

1  Thank Ava I
LPManagement1835, Manager at Lauriol Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Muchas Gracias Ava I !! we loved your review. we greatly appreciate the kind words. We look forward to your return. Excited we are on you DC favorites list.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure why this place is so crowded. We went during an off-hour, before happy hour, and it seems they could not keep up with the few patrons they had at that hour. It took forever for anyone to come take our order and...More

Thank Mar N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my 1st time here but I am so glad I selected the Mariscos Saltado as my dish. If you like seafood and vegetables, this is the dish for you too! It was so delicious!!

Thank Onesinginglady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Lauriol with a large group of friends. Our second floor seating was comfortable even with our large group. We had made reservation so we were seated quickly. Our group was waited on promptly and professionally. The chips were warm and salsa was fresh....More

Thank DreamingOfTraveling3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lauriol Plaza may not knock your socks off if you're a Mexican foodie but it always satisfies me. When I lived in DC in my 20s it was the go-to for brunch and big birthday parties. Since moving away, I find myself gravitating to Lauriol...More

Thank WalkerTalker1984
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with a large group of 6 adults and 4 kids. they allowed us to reserve in advance which was good because the place was packed. Good margaritas. Food was good (not great). nice outside area on street for drinks. we came for pride...More

Thank ejsnyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a former resident of DC for many years and Lauriol Plaza regular, it was great to return to LP and see regular staff members still at their post--that says something right there about any restaurant. I asked the hostess to seat me at my...More

Thank MrGeoffreys
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of seating inside and outside. Great for large parties or a table for two. No wait. Food was DELICIOUS! Service is phenomenal, everyone has a smile on their face, says hello and takes excellent care of their customers. Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Restaraunt...More

Thank Leah R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Since I live in Aspen Colorado and came to visit my family for couple days, I was looking for a nice place to have dinner with them. I asked some friends for recommendations and all them coincided in the same restaurant. (Lauriol Plaza) Well,I had...More

Thank Marian2003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Southwestern, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-0035
  • E-mail
Lauriol Plaza Restaurant was established in 1983. Ever since then, we have become a landmark in DC.
We are nestled in one of the most vibrant, diversified Dupont Circle neighborhood in DC.
According to food critics and clients, we are popular for good food, good service and good prices.
We have the most diversified clientele, who has a true passion for Mexican, International, Latin American food.
This is the spot to see and be seen in the Nation’s Capital and, although, we are a large restaurant, in essence, we still remain the small neighborhood restaurant we once were back in the old days.
We are proud to have served families and couples in the 80’s and their new generations in the 2000s, and, through engagement, weddings and reunions celebrations, we continue to serve them generation after generation.
Since the moment you enter, you will be impressed with the scenery. Whether you sit in the main floor, the mezzanine, the rooftop or the outside patio, you will always see a stunning perspective of the scenery. Inside a mural of a Spanish fiesta covers one wall of the bar; the interior beyond is cool and urbane, all matte-black metal and white walls, with woods in four tones forming the curved ceiling and stair rails, the expanse is magnified by windows as tall as most of the neighborhood's entire buildings. Dog walkers, bikers and joggers pass through sidewalks as if they were part of the decoration in an urban film. There so much to see.
We thank our loyal clientele and our hard working staff for making Lauriol Plaza the landmark institution is has become for the past 30 decades.
So in your next visit to DC, please pay us a visit.
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