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Los Cuates Restaurant

4.0
4
105 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Los Cuates of Georgetown invite you to come and experience for yourself our delicious and extensive menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes. You will find your favorite beverage and also "The best margaritas" in town. We use only the fresh ingredients, and all food is prepared daily. We are also pleased to be able to offer you such quality and quantity of food at reasonable prices. We look forward to your visit and we are ready to serve you the finest in Mexican cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 965-7009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room available

  • Private party contact

    Management: (202) 965-7009

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    Q St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizer

  • Quesadillas

    Two fresh flour tortillas stuffed with monterrey jack and cheddar cheese. Served with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.

    • Cheese$7.95
    • Camarones / Shriimp$11.95
    • Carne* / Steak$10.95
    • Pollo / Chicken$9.95
    • Champinon O Espinaca / Mushroom or Spinach*$9.95
  • Cuates Calamari$10.95

    Generous portion of fresh breaded fried calamaries, served with our los cuates sauce.

    • Taquitos Monterrey$7.95

      Two crispy corn tortillas stuffed with shredded beef or chicken. Served with guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo. Shredded chicken may contain bone.

      • Guacamole Dip$6.50

        Crispy flour tortilla shell filled with fresh guacamole. Served with flour tortilla chips.

        • Tamalito Dulce$4.50

          Sweet corn cake slowly cooked in a corn husk. Served with sour cream on the side.

          • Platanos Fritos$4.50

            Sweet fried plantains. Served with sour cream.

            • Empanadas$7.95

              Fried corn turnovers stuffed with a "guiso" made of beef or chicken, potatoes, and spices. Served with salsa and lime on the side.

              • Camarones Chiapas$10.95

                Shrimp sauteed with fresh garlic, spanish herbs, and white wine. Served with bread.

                • Nacho Platter

                  Crispy corn chips over a base of refried beans, covered with melted cheese, beans, and garnished with jalapeno peppers. Served with guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side.

                  • Cheese$8.95
                  • Camarones / Shrimp$11.95
                  • Carne* / Steak$10.95
                  • Pollo / Chicken$9.95
                  • Mixto Mix Chicken & Steak$10.95
                • Queso Con Chile (Cheese)$7.95

                  Choice with ground beef, sour cream and spanish onions on top.

                  • Cheese Dip$6.95
                • Queso Blanco$7.95

                  Choice with ground beef, sour cream and spanish onions on top.

                  • Spicy White Cheese Dip$6.95
                • Ceviche De Pescado*

                  Fresh flounder marinated in natural lemon juice, red onions, cilantro, ginger and jalapeno peppers. Garnished with sweet potatoes.

                  • Market Price
                • Bocadito Los Cuates$12.95

                  Grilled chicken and steak fajitas with empanadas, tortillas and your choice of fried potatoes or fried yucca. Served with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole on the side.

                  Soups

                  • Sopa De Mar$9.95

                    Creamy seafood broth, simmered in a delightful combination of clam, scallops and shrimp. Topped with fresh cilantro, and saffron.

                    • Sopa De Tortilla$6.95

                      Mexican simmered chicken broth with mixed vegetables. Served with crispy corn tortilla strips, cilantro, cheese, and avocado.

                      • With Grilled Chicken$8.95

                    Salads

                    Choose your favorite salad with: grilled shrimp $14.95, Grilled steak* $12.95, Grilled salmon* $14.95, Grilled chicken $12.95.

                    • Los Cuates Salad*

                      Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, hard eggs, hearts of palms, and baby corn. Served with our house dressing on the side. Topped with your preference.

                      • Fiesta Salad

                        Mix greens, shredded cheese, chips strips, onions, and tomatoes. Tossed in honey mustard. Topped with your preference smothered with bbq. Sauce.

                        • Ensalada De Tortilla*

                          A large crispy tortilla shell stuffed with romaine lettuce and tomatoes. Served with our house dressing, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole on the side. Topped with your preference.

                          • Ensalada Azteca*

                            Romaine lettuce, red onions, avocado, tomatoes, black olives, and hearts of palms. Served with our house dressing on the side. Topped with your preference.

                            • Margarita Salad

                              Fresh baby spinach mixed with mango, strawberries, dried cranberries, pecans and carrots. Tossed in a fat-free citrus vinaigrette dressing. Topped with your preference.

                              • Ensalada Verde*$6.95

                                Romaine lettuce, avocado, red onions, and tomatoes. Served with our house dressing on the side.

                                Entrees

                                  Poultry

                                  • Pollo Al Mole$16.95

                                    Mesquite grilled chicken breast topped with shrimp and poblano mole sauce. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                    • Pollo Saltado$14.95

                                      Strips of grilled chicken breast, sauteed with white wine, tomatoes, onions, celery, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, fried potatoes, and cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans on the side.

                                      • Pollo Sinaloa$13.95

                                        Mesquite grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed onions. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                        • Pollo Verde$15.95

                                          Mesquite grilled chicken breast, topped with shrimp, and fresh "picadillo salsa". Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                          • Pollo Reynosa$15.95

                                            Grilled chicken breast, topped with shrimp and smothered with saffron sauce. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                            • Pollo El Paso$13.95

                                              Half roasted chicken, marinated in acapulco style sauce, covered with sauteed onions, green peppers, and tomatoes. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                              Steaks & Pork

                                              • Cuernavaca Steak*$17.95

                                                Mesquite grilled new york steak, topped with garlic sauce. Served with homemade fried yucca, white rice, black beans, and salad on the side.

                                                • Lomo Saltado*$16.95

                                                  Stripe of mesquite grilled ny steak, sauteed with white wine, tomatoes, onions, celery, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, fried potatoes, and cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans on the side.

                                                  • Carde Criolla*$17.95

                                                    Mesquite grilled new york steak, topped with spanish onions, green peppers, and tomatoes. Served with mexican rice, refried beans and, salad.

                                                    • Masitas De Puerco Al Horno$16.95

                                                      Tender morsels of pork, slowly roasted in spanish style sauce, topped with sauteed onion. Served with white rice, black beans, and fried plantains.

                                                      • Costillitas De Puerco$16.95

                                                        Los cuates style marinated bbq pork ribs. Served with white rice, black beans, and steamed vegetables.

                                                        Seafood

                                                        • Cazuela De Mariscos$20.95

                                                          A creamy seafood broth, simmered with scallop, shrimp, fresh salmon, squid, and clams cooked with spanish saffron, chopped green peppers, onions and tomatoes. Served with white rice on the side.

                                                          • Camarones Al Mezcal$17.95

                                                            A generous portion of shrimp sauteed with spring onions, roasted poblano peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, then glazed with mezcal. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                                            • Camarones Encebollados$17.95

                                                              A generous portion of shrimp sauteed with white wine, spanish onions, garlic, and crushed fresh red peppers. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                                              • Salmon Veracruz*$18.95

                                                                Mesquite grilled fillet of salmon, topped with shrimp and scallops, covered with veracruz sauce. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                                                • Marisco Saltado$17.95

                                                                  A generous portion of shrimp and scallop, sauteed with white wine, tomatoes, fried potatoes, red onions, green peppers, and cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans on the side.

                                                                  • Camarones Los Cuates$17.95

                                                                    A generous portion of shrimp, sauteed with garlic butter, parsley and glazed with brandy. Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                                                    • Pescado Latino$16.95

                                                                      Los cautes style fresh tilapia fillet, marinated and broiled. Topped with fresh "picadillo salsa". Served with white rice, steamed veggies, and black beans on the side.

                                                                      Platters

                                                                      • Tacos De Pescado$15.95

                                                                        Three fresh flour tortillas, filled with broiled tilapia, sauteed onions, green peppers, and los cuates mole sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

                                                                        • Tacos De Puerco$13.95

                                                                          Three fresh flour tortillas, filled with roasted pork, sauteed onions, and los cautes mole sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

                                                                          • Tamales De Pollo$11.95

                                                                            Two large chicken tamales, covered with melted cheese. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream. Shredded chicken may contain bone.

                                                                            • Tacos Al Carbon$14.95

                                                                              Three fresh flour tortillas, filled with steak or chicken fajitas. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and mexican butter on the side.

                                                                              • Chile Relleno$12.95

                                                                                Two fresh roasted and breaded poblano peppers, flied with a monterrey jack cheese. Covered with male sauce and melted cheese. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream.

                                                                                • W Ground Beef$13.95
                                                                              • Tacos El Viajero$12.95

                                                                                Three homemade crispy tacos, filled with steak or chicken fajitas. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

                                                                                Burritos

                                                                                A large flour tortilla rolled with your preference and covered with cheese. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream. Shredded chicken may contain bone. Add los cuates mole sauce $1.50.

                                                                                • Seafood$13.95

                                                                                  Shrimp and scallops with veracruz sauce.

                                                                                  • Beef (Shredded)$11.95

                                                                                    Topped with red chili sauce.

                                                                                    • Pork$11.95

                                                                                      Topped with ranchera sauce.

                                                                                      • Chicken (Shredded)$10.95

                                                                                        Topped with green tomatillo sauce.

                                                                                        • Bean$9.95

                                                                                          Topped with rancher sauce.

                                                                                          • Vegetables$9.95

                                                                                            Topped with ranchera sauce. Broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, and zucchini.

                                                                                            Enchiladas

                                                                                            Two rolled corn tortillas covered with melted cheese. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream. Shredded chicken may contain bone. Add los cuates mole sauce $1.50.

                                                                                            • Seafood$13.95

                                                                                              Shrimp and scallops with veracruz sauce.

                                                                                              • Beef (Shredded)$11.95

                                                                                                Topped with red chili sauce.

                                                                                                • Pork$11.95

                                                                                                  Topped with ranchera sauce.

                                                                                                  • Chicken (Shredded)$10.95

                                                                                                    Topped with green tomatillo sauce.

                                                                                                    • Cheese$9.95

                                                                                                      Topped with green tomatillo sauce.

                                                                                                      • Spinach$9.95

                                                                                                        Topped with green tomatillo sauce.

                                                                                                        Chimichangas

                                                                                                        A large flour tortilla, rolled with your preference and lightly deep fried. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream on the side. Shredded chicken may contain bone.

                                                                                                        • Seafood (Shrimp and Scallop)$13.95

                                                                                                          • Beef (Shredded)$11.95

                                                                                                            • Pork$11.95

                                                                                                              • Chicken (Shredded)$10.95

                                                                                                                Combinaciones Mexicanas

                                                                                                                Served with mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. Shredded chicken may contain bone. Add los cuates mole sauce $1.50.

                                                                                                                • Beef Enchilada and Chicken Enchilada$11.95

                                                                                                                  • Chicken Tamal and Chile Relleno$11.95

                                                                                                                    • Cheese Enchilada and Chicken Enchilada$11.95

                                                                                                                      • Spinach Enchilada and Cheese Enchilada$11.95

                                                                                                                        • Chicken Enchilada and Steak Viajero Taco$11.95

                                                                                                                          • Beef Enchilada and Chicken Viajero Taco$11.95

                                                                                                                            • Beef Enchilada and Cheese Enchilada$11.95

                                                                                                                              • Beef, Chicken, and Cheese Enchilada$12.95

                                                                                                                                • Beef Enchilada, Chile Relleno, and Chicken Tamal$12.95

                                                                                                                                  • Seafood Enchilada and One of Your Choice$13.95

                                                                                                                                    Sizzling Fajitas

                                                                                                                                    Fajitas are served over a bed of sauteed spanish onions, green peppers, celery and tomatoes. Accompanied mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pica de gallo, tortillas. Garnished with cilantro and jalapeno.

                                                                                                                                    • Camarones / Shrimp$17.95

                                                                                                                                      • Carne* / Steak$16.95

                                                                                                                                        • Pollo / Chicken$14.95

                                                                                                                                          • Camarones Brochette$18.95

                                                                                                                                            Shrimp stuffed with monterrey jack cheese and jalapeno pepper, wrapped in bacon, and grilled to perfection.

                                                                                                                                            • Carne Asada* / Grilled Skirt Steak$17.95

                                                                                                                                              • Costilla De Puerco / Bbq. Pork Ribs$15.95

                                                                                                                                                • Vegetales / Vegetables$12.95

                                                                                                                                                  Broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, and zucchini.

                                                                                                                                                  • Seafood Fajita$18.95

                                                                                                                                                    Broiled tilapia fillet, grilled shrimp and scallop, and served with veracruz sauce on the side.

                                                                                                                                                    Combo Fajitas

                                                                                                                                                    Add camarones brochette to your favorite fajita $2.95 Each.

                                                                                                                                                    • Chicken, Steak* and Shrimp$18.95

                                                                                                                                                      • Chicken and Steak*$16.95

                                                                                                                                                        • Chicken and Shrimp$17.95

                                                                                                                                                          • Steak* and Shrimp$17.95

                                                                                                                                                            • Steak* and Ribs$16.95

                                                                                                                                                              • Chicken and Ribs$16.95

                                                                                                                                                                • Ribs and Shrimp$17.95

                                                                                                                                                                  Parrillada

                                                                                                                                                                  • Fajitas Para Dos

                                                                                                                                                                    Grilled steak*, chicken, baby back ribs, and shrimp. Served with mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and fresh flour tortillas. Garnished with cilantro and jalapeno.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Big Enough for Two$42.95

                                                                                                                                                                  What 105 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                  4.0
                                                                                                                                                                  4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                  • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                                                                  • 3.8Service
                                                                                                                                                                  • 3.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                  • 3.8Value

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                                                                                                                                                                    94301

                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    We liked the restaurant and will return but the Mexican Food doesn't compare to what we can get in California. The service was great and we liked the atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. MC

                                                                                                                                                                    MCola

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 10, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                    Food was not good, service was terrible, prices were way too high for what we got. Overall will definitely not be back.

                                                                                                                                                                  3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 2, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Took my wife for her birthday, found this gem online as we were visiting for the weekend and it was worth the visit! There were authentic Mexican selections which were excellent with generous portions, the service was outstanding with a very helpful waiter named Johnny (ask for him). The owner took the time to see if our seating was adequate., on and on....Our overall experience was fantastic! Not crowded, off the beaten path from other restaurants in Georgetown. Glad we found it!

                                                                                                                                                                  4. MN

                                                                                                                                                                    MarkNearRFK

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 3, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Being somewhat familiar with authentic Mexican food, I look forward to trying offerings other than enchiladas, fajitas, and burritos. I joyfully ordered the chicken in mole poblano. The salsa for the chips was good, and the sides were acceptable, but I had to return the chicken breast for being overcooked, dry, and tough. They were very apologetic and brought me a new piece of chicken, but it was the same. (I lied when they asked how the new one was; I did not want to come off as implacable in front of my guest.) I personally might have trouble grilling a piece of chicken and keeping it moist, but I don't expect a professional chef to have the same trouble.

                                                                                                                                                                  5. t

                                                                                                                                                                    tbone

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 26, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Best Mex in NW DC! Try the Aracheneros and Margarita pitchers.

                                                                                                                                                                  6. PC

                                                                                                                                                                    PCV3

                                                                                                                                                                    Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    This was probably the first Mexican restaurant where we had to wait for more than 15 minutes for our order to arrive. In fact, it took about 40 minutes for them to give use our "vegetarian" dishes. For the high price of the dishes, the food itself was satisfactory and no different than other standard Mexican fare. All in all, a bit of a disappointment.

                                                                                                                                                                  7. A

                                                                                                                                                                    Aesthete

                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Good value and pleasant servers. The ambience is spaghetti or should I say taco-western, but we had expected that. These facts do nothing to detract from our very good rating. The food is good and sated a hearty eater in our group. I asked that our dishes be spicy, which was probably wise as they season with a light hand.

                                                                                                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 5, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                    Los Cuates did not honor a birthday reservation that was made over a month in advance. I received an email confirming my reservation 24 hours prior. I was told my group would be sat as soon as possible and they would give me a call when the table was ready. I called the restaurant an hour later for a seating update; they hung up on me mid-conversation. They also hung up on my friends. They never called that night. Terrible service and complete disregard for the customer.

                                                                                                                                                                  9. RG

                                                                                                                                                                    RGBG

                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Had the best BBQ ribs of my entire life there! Also, the complimentary salsa and chips just kept on coming without us having to ask!

                                                                                                                                                                  10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    Margs were not good, very watery. The guacamole appetizer was tiny and overpriced. Also the tables were obnoxiously close together, a drink spilled at the table next to us and it got on me because we were so close.

                                                                                                                                                                  11. MN

                                                                                                                                                                    MNCRODIZIOPOTOMACMARYLAN

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Food was excellent, though it took a while to come.

                                                                                                                                                                  12. OD

                                                                                                                                                                    OriginalDC

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 11, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    I've walked by this place a million times and I finally went with a friend for dinner. The food was delicious and the waiters friendly. I wish their salsa was either blended or maybe cut into smaller chunks so the chips didn't break as often, but overall it was great.

                                                                                                                                                                  13. r

                                                                                                                                                                    rglg

                                                                                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Great neighborhood place. Food consistently good, as is service

                                                                                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 29, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    Poor service, not very good food but queso is so good only good thing

                                                                                                                                                                  15. BN

                                                                                                                                                                    BNBN

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Lively place. Good food from typical Mexican menu of enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, etc. Service was little slow as place was packed.

                                                                                                                                                                  16. AC

                                                                                                                                                                    ACVirginia

                                                                                                                                                                    Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    It took an hour and a half to get our food. The waiters were dropping plates of food on the floor every ten minutes. They were smart enough to bring our kids food first (an hour and a half after ordering) then the adult food showed up 15 mins after that. I would not recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                  17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Had reservation for 9 people at 7:45p and they didn't have a table for us when we arrived on time. Place was packed. Had to wait 30 minutes, but they comped our group a round of drinks and host was very nice and apologetic. Waitress was clearly stressed and impatient in taking our order. Had better experiences on previous visits. Food was great though. Would go again!

                                                                                                                                                                  18. C

                                                                                                                                                                    Clare

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 11, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Some of the best queso in town. Their rib fajitas don't quite fall off the bone like they used to, but maybe we just had a bad batch.

                                                                                                                                                                  19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 28, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                    Worst service we ever received

                                                                                                                                                                  20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 10, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Los Cuates is my favorite Mexican food in the city. I was really excited when the new Adams Morgan location opened. The food is excellent but the service has been pretty lousy the last few months.

                                                                                                                                                                  21. NY

                                                                                                                                                                    NYer4Life

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 26, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    Very subpar food and drinks. The guacamole was not freshly made. Looked and tasted packaged. I'm shocked the restaurant has lasted. Not many people dining either 👎

                                                                                                                                                                  22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 22, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Good to take college kids to. Loud, crowded and ok service (attentive but slow!) food was average and reasonable price. Portions are big. Personally I would go elsewhere but the college boys I took were fine and full.

                                                                                                                                                                  23. JZ

                                                                                                                                                                    JZ26

                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Mediocre food but good for margaritas and chips: / guacamole. Good service but music a little too loud as speaker above our table

                                                                                                                                                                  24. AH

                                                                                                                                                                    AndrewH

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    Loud music and slow service meant the experience wasn't what it could have been. The food is pretty good, but the restaurant filled in only after we had placed order, making it hard to understand why it was so slow.

                                                                                                                                                                  25. r

                                                                                                                                                                    reviewgiver

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 11, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    I hate giving bad reviews, but I really did not enjoy the food here. Maybe I'm just picky because I LOVE Mexican food, but I did not enjoy the food. I actually felt it was a waste of money

                                                                                                                                                                  26. PB

                                                                                                                                                                    PattysBirthday2018

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Los Cuates has previously been really good. This trip was not. Food was served cold, orders were not correct, but the server was excellent. I am not sure what's going on in the kitchen, but it was not as good an experience as we have had on previous trips to this restaurant. I was really disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                  27. A

                                                                                                                                                                    Angiek

                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    I had made a reservation for a party of 12 because it was our final team dinner. When we arrived, they had no reservations whatsoever in their system. Therefore, we had to awkwardly it in the middle of the restaurant at separate tables. This was not what we were planning on. It was extremely disappointing. Furthermore, the service was lacking. I have usually had great experiences there, but they were slow, not friendly, and seemed a bit clueless. When we ordered margaritas, the server was overly suspicious - bending our IDs very forcefully and testing only me and one other person. It was truly just an unpleasant experience.

                                                                                                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    We were visiting DC for pleasure, chose Los Cuates based on consumer reviews. Made a reservation for Saturday night at 7:30. I'd read that reservations may only do you so much good, and when we got there the hostess seemed on the verge of tears from trying to manage the walk-in demand and those with reservations. One of the restaurant people came up to save her from a meltdown and through the minor chaos found us a table for two. Extremely busy, pulls a college crowd as well as others. Loved the decor/ambiance (they had seating upstairs which we didn't see). There appeared to be enough staff, but it was catch-as-catch-can in getting attention and service...again, this was half expected on our part. The supposedly vaunted margaritas did not live up to expectations (too fruity), especially as I'd ordered a top shelf. But oh my, the food! Just delicious. I had the seafood (scallops and shrimp) tortilla wraps with all the usual sides. The corn wrap was light and flavorful, while the seafood tasted like it was just pulled from the sea. We really did enjoy the overall experience (including the bachelorette party going on next to us), and if this review were based solely on the food I'd give it five stars.

                                                                                                                                                                  29. s

                                                                                                                                                                    sharjohn

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Fun neighbor restaurant. Excellent margaritas and chips and salsa.

                                                                                                                                                                  30. s

                                                                                                                                                                    sharjohn

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Very good margaritas. I love the burritos and the enchiladas. Los Cuates has the best chips and salsa in town!

                                                                                                                                                                  31. JB

                                                                                                                                                                    JordynB

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Los Quantes always has great food. I made a reservation for a late lunch on a Saturday and it did get pretty busy by 4:00pm but overall was fine. The noise isn't too bad. I always get the enchiladas which are amazing. I'm not sure what they put in their salsa but I always need a refill. I have yet to try the guac but it looks like they give you your money's worth!

                                                                                                                                                                  32. K

                                                                                                                                                                    Kash

                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 27, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    So I like no scratch that love Mexican food and I really love that home cooking feel with a comfort food feel. Love the regular cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses versus the "fancy" kind ;). The ambiance is great for an authentic feel to your eating experience....would definitely consider coming back if I'm in Georgetown.

                                                                                                                                                                  33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 9, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    We were a little disappointed. It seems as though the quality of service and food has declined recently. It used to be our favorite place in Georgetown, but it's not as good as it once was. We've been going there for six years.

                                                                                                                                                                  34. FD

                                                                                                                                                                    FamilyDiner

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 6, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    We try to give Los Cuates a benefit of a doubt about their service, as the food has always been very good. However, we always end up with the same conclusion: This restaurant would be SO MUCH better if they had better service! Servers basically take your order, and deliver the food when it comes out, and that's it. Forget about getting your water or sodas refilled, or if you need any additional condiments. And it's not only limited to busy times, as when we were in there, there were only 5 other tables, with at least 4 servers working. We love the food, but please get the service together!!!

                                                                                                                                                                  35. z

                                                                                                                                                                    zxdcfghy2345667ujk

                                                                                                                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 27, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                    Really enjoyed this!

                                                                                                                                                                  36. K

                                                                                                                                                                    Kaysmo

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 7, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    The service was very good, and the food and margaritas were outstanding. I had a beef enchilada and a seafood enchilada and they were both delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                  37. D

                                                                                                                                                                    Diggity

                                                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 20, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                    Incredible and authentic food, with very attentive wait staff!

                                                                                                                                                                  38. RC

                                                                                                                                                                    RealityCheck

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 10, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                    I just ate here for the first time in years. My parents are visiting, so I brought them here based on good memories. When I worked in Georgetown from 2008-2011, eating here a couple of times a month was a treat. The meal I just had one was one of the worst I've had in a restaurant in years across multiple countries. I've had better meals in slums. We had a reservation through Open Table for 8, but we didn't get seated until 8:30. There was no room to sit or stand while waiting. The margaritas were insipid. Our food took another hour and we didn't get food until they were closing. My fajitas were bland, tasteless mush without spices or seasoning. Everything was cold. I was looking forward to this, but I'm never coming here again. The entire experience smacked of pure incompetence.

                                                                                                                                                                  39. E

                                                                                                                                                                    Eatsgoodfood

                                                                                                                                                                    St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 7, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    We went in for chips and cheese and margaritas! Friendly atmopshere and the blackberry marg was a standout. Great white queso and chips...that kept on coming. Fresh salsa and chips are a plus when they know customers come in for 'just that' sometimes :) Would visit again!

                                                                                                                                                                  40. s

                                                                                                                                                                    sharjohn

                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 6, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                    Good food especially the salsa!!

                                                                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                  Los Cuates Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Los Cuates Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 965-7009.

                                                                                                                                                                  Los Cuates Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                    Q St.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                    Georgetown

                                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                    Mexican

                                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                    Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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