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Welcome To Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza is arguably DC's most popular Mexican establishment.

Located in the Adams Morgan / Dupont Circle disputed territory of 18th and T NW (Map), the restaurant boasts 4 floors of dining, if you count the small bar area. There is plentiful outdoor seating for the warmer months.

Due to its massive popularity, waits can sometimes extend to over an hour, but the restaurant's "turn 'em and burn 'em" mentality guarantees that your service will be swift and accurate, without sacrificing quality.

The same folks who own Lauriol Plaza also own Cactus Cantina on upper Wisconsin Avenue. The menu is the same, but that restaurant deserves its own entry, and thus will be discussed independently.

Check out the official site here.

This entry is filed in Lauriol Plaza.

Monday, January 16, 2006 by Jonah.


This place is excellent. I highly recommend brunch on Sunday.It's worth the wait.

Posted by: Shawn Honnick at July 10, 2006 12:48 AM

Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but Lauriol is dreadful. Don't let the crowds fool you, the food is average to slightly above average, the chips average, the salsa below average, and the margaritas are hideously dreadful (I can't think of words severe enough ... they're made from green Dailey's margarita mix).

If you're looking for good Tex-Mex in DC, go to Austin Grill (local chain) or Banana Cafe on Capitol Hill (Latin, but great Tex-Mex, chips, and salsa).

Fortunately I travel often, so I get my fix elsewhere! Keep up the good work, though. I love my burritos!!!

Posted by: Taylor at October 25, 2006 08:44 PM

This place is gross. The food tastes really processsed, the service is bad (some people have told me its racist). Its just only slightly grosser than the crowd this place attracts. For better ambiance and chow, El Tamarindo is right down the street.

Posted by: Carolina at February 22, 2007 12:49 PM

Gee, I wonder where Carolina works? LOL

Posted by: Shawn Honnick at February 22, 2007 01:24 PM