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Don Lobos Mexican Grill

3.9
3.9
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
'...the sangria brims with fruit, the fajitas are tasty and the tortillas are made from scratch.'- washingtonpost.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-0137

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. NS

    NicolaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and coy ambience. A great place to ear well and relax with friends
  2. G

    Gwyn

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our experience was pretty underwhelming. They were badly understaffed and everything took forever. Then when we ordered veggie fajitas, they were basically frozen vegetables that had been sautéed. They are tasteless. Then we got a tiny bit of salsa, lettuce and sour cream on the side. No cheese and no beans. The tortillas were good.
  3. AD

    ArchitectDesignblog

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood stop!
  4. PS

    PSU79

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambiance, food, and drink were outstanding. They have been there for at least 20 years. No restaurant can be in Georgetown that long if they were not good. I recommend Don Lobos to anyone who wants really good Mexican - not Tex-Mex - food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Fresh chips and warm salsa a great start. Had a chicken and beef burrito and my friend had small shrimp fajita. Both good dishes and tasty. Definitely should be on your list.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Rude and forgetful service, very small portions
  8. TB

    TracyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place - to me - was a hidden gem! I have been to Georgetown a million times, but never seemed to notice this place. Well, that won't happen again! Yes, it's tiny, but the size of the place belies the quality of the food. And the house margarita was one of the best I've had in the DMV. Face it, Mexican, or specifically, TexMex, is not a quality cuisine in this area, but you'd never know it from the food Don Lobos serves. I had jalapeno stuffed prawns wrapped in bacon for my dinner, served over a bed of grilled onions on a hot fajita plates. Fresh tortillas, pico de gallo and guacamole made it a perfect meal. My friend, a colleague from Singapore, had a tasty red-wine sangria to accompany her carne asada, which looked amazing! I wish I could have eaten two meals and I would have tried that as well. The waitress was attentive and darling, checking on us several times during the meal, but not so often as to be a nuisance. And the prices were so reasonable: my entree was the most expensive on the menu and topped out at $23.00. Wonderful evening and I'll definitely be taking other friends there in the future!
  9. AD

    ArchitectDesignblog

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood vibe with lots of locals. Super friendly staff. Good food!
  10. m

    missgeorgia

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food and margaritas. Can’t wait to go back.
  11. A

    Annemw

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were looking for a reasonably priced restaurant in the Georgetown area while on our vacation in DC. So happy we found Don Lobos on-line! The food was authentic, served hot right out of the kitchen, & delicious! Great, friendly service and reasonably priced! It’s a small place with a typical Mexican decor but great for a casual dinner! All four of us enjoyed it!
  12. H

    Hobbert

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed when we arrived for our 10:30 reservation on a Sunday morning. No hours were posted, no real website could be found, and no one answered the phone. OpenTable has great customer service and responded quickly which was much appreciated! It looked really fun inside and I wish we could have dined here. Maybe next time!
  13. d

    debbiec

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The portion size was small for the price. Rather than enchilada sauce on the enchiladas it was barbecue sauce. The salsa was warm and was not a good flavor. They didn’t bring the chips out until our food arrived. Cute place. Probably won’t go back
  14. A

    Anegada3

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive atmosphere, fresh food and fantastic margarita's. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was friendly. We will be back on our next Georgetown visit!
  15. DC

    dancingqueenDC

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Owners/Mgt was wonderful helping me in my wheelchair and mobility impairment, very accommodating! Tight squeeze to restrooms. It's a local dc restaurant serving mostly authentic Mexican comfort foods, tacos, taquitos, quesadillas, combo platters enchiladas and rellenos. Hand made margarita. They deliver within 1-2mi gtown-Arlington.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My parents and I tried Don Lobos on a whim the first time that my parents were in town. The dining area is small, but the atmosphere was great! The food was delicious and full of flavor.
  17. t

    thatfoodguy

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    This was some of the most mediocre Mexican food I have ever had. The Sangria, which the menu says has fruit, did not and was just ok. Nachos came with a small blob of guacamole on one chip, a dollop of sour cream on another, a spoonful of jalapeños on another over a thinly spread layer of refried beans. The only thing evenly spread was the cheese. It was passable. I had the steak fajitas. Steak was not seasoned well and was tough. The dish consisted mainly of onions, and the condiments on the side were very stingy. There was about a tablespoon of what looked and tasted like store bought guacamole, a very small amount of pico de gallo, a little bit of lettuce and a normal portion of rice. No beans. My spouse had the shrimp and crab enchiladas which came with red sauce. He was not impressed. We will not be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place has great food and great service. We're from Austin, Texas with lots of Tex-Mex and interior Mexican food options in our neighborhood. Don Lobos would make our dining rotation back home; the kids loved it too.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This Mexican restaurant was very authentic and their margarita was on point. Fantastic guacamole and the server Olivia really could not have been any better looking after our large group of 20. We had an amazing evening.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised with the food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back when feeling like Mexican food in Georgetown.
  21. N

    Ndme07

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived and were dressed immediately as it was not busy. They gave us the food quickly after we ordered and it was very good.
  22. L

    Linda

    Baltimore

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We were in DC at the Hirshhorn and decided we wanted Mexican food. We found Don Lobos Mexican Grill on Open Table and made reservations (Early dinner on a weekday - reservations are not necessary. There were 3 other diners when we arrived.) Don Lobos is a very small, laid-back, cozy restaurant with good food. (There is a stairway as you walk in so I think they may have a larger room upstairs). Our server was polite and helpful. The food was hot and good. The chicken was tender, well trimmed and plentiful. The salsa was different, rather spicy and a bit smoky. The chips were tasty but a bit tough. My husband ordered a thick and crispy Chicken Chimichanga and I had a Garden Burrito with a side of delicious guacamole. My Burrito was full of veggies and drizzled with a delicious green sauce. It was just perfect to accent the vegetables. I was tempted to ask for more! We will recommend it to our friends but since we do not live nearby, it may be a long time before we visit again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Welcomed by a kid who knew about the food very well, then we asked the difference between pitcher of margarita and regular and suggested the value for money pitcher. So we did. Had delicious nacho's, taco's and enchilada's. Good food, good service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food served quickly.
  25. m

    marbie4184

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I think someone must have called out because they did not have enough servers and our poor waiter was running around like crazy. The food was still very good and when we asked for refills we got them, but we had to flag it down
  26. TA

    TeresaA

    Houston

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    It wasn't the best Mexican food I have ever had.....what I expected for DC. If you go don't get the margaritas!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good authentic Mexican food, pleasant atmosphere, very friendly staff.
  28. PG

    PandaGirl13

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little Mexican spot! Our food was delicious and the service was great. I loved their salsa which was medium on the hot scale. I do wish they offered a version that was spicier - that is my only complaint.
  29. B

    Betsy

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    What a great little mexican gem we found!
  30. D

    Dudley

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice small intimate restaurant, great food, great service!
  31. N

    Neighborhood

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Really good salsa, and the enchiladas with mole was good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2016

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Margaritas were very expensive and tasted like cheap margarita mix. Salsa was warm and not good. Food was ok. Service was very slow.
  33. r

    rykoch

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great. Did a google search for the closest Mexican to me and came up with this. Was greatly surprised by how excellent it was. It was really really really good. I have already recommended to friends and will continue to do so. The beans especially were fantastic.
  34. QN

    QualityNotQuantity

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Perfectly fine Mexican restaurant, but nothing special. Very small, attentive service, fresh food, good sangria.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I've been going to this restaurant for years and it is always great. Good guacamole, fantastic salsa, and the Enchilada Verde never disappoint.
  36. S

    Saladlover

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My chicken enchilada was great and my friend enjoyed his steak quesadilla. We both had frozen margaritas - it was fun!
  37. M

    Marge

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service and food at Don Lobos is outstanding. It is an undiscovered and unrated gem on M Street, especially when it comes to sit down for a reasonable price. Frozen Margaritas are AMAZING. Don't forget to try the Sopapillas for dessert :)
  38. JL

    JLMJR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the food was not very good. I ordered flautas and was given something that was more like a chimichanga - and the taste was not great. The rice was dry and tasteless as well. I have actually never written a poor review for a restaurant anywhere - but, the food really was not good.
  39. PL

    PizzaLovr

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2015

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    You have to really be craving Mexican food to eat here. It wasn't bad but certainly wasn't good.
  40. J

    Julie

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you again for a wonderful meal! The margaritas are superb and the service is attentive

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Don Lobos Mexican Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Don Lobos Mexican Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-0137

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