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El Centro D.F. - Georgetown, Washington, DC

El Centro D.F. - Georgetown

4.5
4.5
1908 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Chef Richard Sandoval invites you to gather, dine and raise a glass at El Centro, D.F. Authentic Mexican comfort food and fine Tequilas are served in three vibrant spaces.

Reaching back to his roots, internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval created El Centro DF to introduce Washington DC to signature authentic Mexican flavors and traditional dishes that he grew up enjoying. The dynamic two-story restaurant in Georgetown, with a back patio, is also home to over 300 tequilas, mezcals alongside craft Mexican-inspired drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 333-4100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Chef Richard Sandoval
  • Private party facilities
    Reaching back to his culinary roots, Chef Sandoval created El Centro DF to introduce Washington, D.C. to signature authentic Mexican flavors and traditional dishes that he grew up enjoying. The dynamic two-story restaurant in Georgetown, with back patio, is also the home to 200 tequilas and mezcals!
  • Private party contact
    DC Events Team: (888) 387-7245
  • Neighborhood
    Georgetown
  • Cross street
    M Street NW
  • Parking details
    There is both street parking and a public lot.
  • Public transit
    Just North of the intersection of Wisconsin Ave NW and M St NW.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Everyday Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join us in the Bar 7 days a week for Happy Hour featuring Small Bites, Tacos, Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Reservations are not needed or taken for Happy Hour. MONDAY - FRIDAY | 4 PM - 7 PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 4 PM - 5 PM

What 1,908 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,908 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 experience and the owner was super sweet and attentive.
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled you had a 10/10 experience with us and that our owner's attention made your visit even more special. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another wonderful experience. Cheers!

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  2. MartijnM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a variety of great dishes- definitely get the guacamole!
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted you enjoyed our variety of dishes, especially the guacamole. It's always a favorite among our guests! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Cheers!

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  3. JaimeV

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance, and location in the center of Georgetown.
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    We're thrilled you enjoyed everything from our food to the ambiance and our central location in Georgetown. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another great dining experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good brunch experience overall. I love El Centro’s night life so I wanted to try out their bottomless brunch/drinks. We had a reservation that dropped 4 people but still waited 15 mins to get sat. Despite being sat late, the time limit was still held to that. Our server was kind, and was thorough about explaining how it worked, he was great. He was quite busy so we weren’t able to get drink refills for bottomless but I understood the situation. I would totally come back again.
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your overall brunch experience with us! We apologize for the wait despite having a reservation, and we'll address this with the staff to ensure a smoother seating process in the future. It's great to hear that your server provided thorough explanations and was kind throughout your visit. Our servers can get busy, but we appreciate your understanding. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon for another enjoyable brunch!

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  5. 10milevisitor

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love El Centro's brunch for drinks and unlimited food options! They have a great array of items and everything we tried was good. Be sure to explicitly clarify whether you want to do "one of everything" for bottomless or order specific items. We thought we hadn't ordered yet but then all of a sudden food started appearing that we hadn't ordered. We quickly fixed the situation with our server, but it was a little stressful that they assumed we wanted to do everything on the menu since we had a food allergy in the group. But as a bonus, we got to try the ceviche which was very good and we hadn't been originally planning on ordering! If you have a big group with a big appetite and no dietary restrictions, the one of everything might be the way to go- it just wasn't for us.
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your brunch experience with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed our great array of food and drinks. We appreciate your feedback regarding the importance of clarifying specific orders, especially for those with dietary restrictions. We're glad to hear that our server was able to quickly address the situation and that you got to try something new like the ceviche. We'll share your feedback with the staff to ensure a smoother ordering process for our guests in the future. We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable brunch!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anthony our server made the night. He deserves a raise. - Antonio
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your kind words about Anthony! We're thrilled to read that he made your night memorable. He's the best! We'll pass along your praise to him. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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  7. Corrin

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely enjoyed so much!!!! We came for my birthday and it was nothing but a great experience. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Will definitely be back!
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Happy belated birthday! 🎉 We're thrilled you had an amazing experience celebrating with us. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the food and felt welcomed by our atmosphere. We can't wait to have you back for another fantastic dining experience. Cheers to many more memorable celebrations ahead!

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  8. Shane

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food! The appetizers were excellent and the brunch entree plates were a great portion size. Great music - I highly recommend!
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the fantastic review! We're delighted you enjoyed our outstanding food, excellent appetizers, generous portion sizes, and great music. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful dining experience. Cheers!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. We had a great time and will be back!
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and that our food and service met your expectations. We can't wait to welcome you again soon for another great time. If you have any special requests or preferences for your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Until then, take care and see you soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated timely. Our severe was quick and very attentive. Food came out fast, not and delicious. They were able to accommodate a large party. It was a great dinner.
    El Centro D.F. - GeorgetownResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and that everything from the seating to the service and food exceeded your expectations. We take great pride in providing exceptional service and delicious food to all our guests, and it's wonderful to know that we were able to accommodate your large party and make your dinner a great one. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we truly appreciate your support. Please let us know if we can improve anything about the experience and provide you with 5-star service during your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Centro D.F. - Georgetown using the Order Online button. El Centro D.F. - Georgetown also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Centro D.F. - Georgetown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-4100.

El Centro D.F. - Georgetown is rated 4.5 stars by 1908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Centro D.F. - Georgetown

1218 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street
    M Street NW
  • Neighborhood
    Georgetown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is both street parking and a public lot.
  • Public transit
    Just North of the intersection of Wisconsin Ave NW and M St NW.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Chef Richard Sandoval
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 333-4100
  • Private party facilities
    Reaching back to his culinary roots, Chef Sandoval created El Centro DF to introduce Washington, D.C. to signature authentic Mexican flavors and traditional dishes that he grew up enjoying. The dynamic two-story restaurant in Georgetown, with back patio, is also the home to 200 tequilas and mezcals!
  • Private party contact
    DC Events Team: (888) 387-7245
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