El Tamarindo - Adams Morgan

Latin American, Mexican, Salvadoran
$$$$ ($14 and under)
For filling and cheap Mexican and Salvadoran food and a tart margarita on the rocks with salt, head straight to El Tamarindo.
Sun-Thu 11-3 am
Fri-Sat 10-5 am
(Adams Morgan)
Dupont Circle (Red Line), U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green Line)

Editorial Review

The low-key, casual atmosphere attracts a diverse crew: Adams Morgan neighbors, Latino families and folks out on an inexpensive date.

The menu is huge: everything from yummy appetizers such as chile con queso and the crab and shrimp quesadilla to huge "El Tamarindo favorites" like steak al camaron (served with grilled shrimp, rice and beans) or chicken fajitas. El Tamarindo also has an ample huevos (eggs) portion on the menu and a selection of los mariscos (seafood).

-- Dana Hull