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Las Placitas

517 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-543-3700
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“puerco” (6 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
517 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a landmark on 8th Street until it closed and relocated. I had an opportunity to visit their new home and I was pleasantly surprised. The decor is almost identical to the original location and the food is still fresh and flavorful. This...More

Thank SeriousBiz
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Nice inexpensive neighborhood restaurant with good food. I had a shrimp taco bowl. The shrimp was plentiful and grilled to perfection Hats off to the cook!

Thank Austinpower312
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I trekked here from Arlington, where I was staying for a conference. My mother is Salvadorian, so this sounded like a great place. I wasn't disappointed: the food was excellent and so was the margarita. I had the puerco al horno (something like that, basically...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you live near Las Placitas, its a great place to grab a quick dinner. Service is very friendly and the food is very good.

Thank trvladdict
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this spot for a few years now but more recently (a lot more) after they relocated down on the same street but closer to the Navy Yard. The food is really good and plentiful. The margaritas are great! The service is...More

1  Thank JOSEPH R
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I got the Taco Salad and Margarita. Omg, so good. My other half got the Beef fajitas and was very happy too. I know we have all been to places that don't know how to trim the gristle and fat off of the meat, not...More

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I am blessed that this restaurant is in my neighborhood. It has been a go-to place for family and friends for years, and a recent move down the street did not diminish the quality of the food, or the friendly service. Good value adds to...More

Thank dctraveler702014
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went here for a quick lunch. Easy walk from the Navy Yard. Friendly staff, with fresh chips and salsa. Good food at decent prices for the area. The nachos were a very decent portion and the main dishes were just as filling. Not the fastest...More

Thank BeerEnthusiast
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Las Placitas is amazing. Both the El Salvadoran and Mexican dishes are delicious and incredibly well priced. Margaritas are great too! Skip DC's overpriced, overly fancy Mexican restaurants and come here for solid food without the pretentiousness. We especially enjoy the fried plantains, guacamole and...More

Thank Kacy B
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a very unpretentious restaurant that serves good to excellent El Salvadorian (Mexican) food. Had an excellent beef taco salad...included spinach greens along with typical greens and the beef was wonderfully marinated. Best retried beens that I've had in a while...would have like a...More

Thank Lawrence M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
    (Between E St. NE and G St. SE)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-3700
  • E-mail
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