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Cafe Citron Latin Kitchen & Margarita Bar, Washington, DC

Cafe Citron Latin Kitchen & Margarita Bar

4.2
4.2
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Washington D.C.’s Cafe Citron in Dupont Circle that serves Latin food. It’s also a lounge where you can go to relax with friends and enjoy any number of specialty drinks and a nightclub for those who want to do some dancing. Every dish at Cafe Citron entails some combination of sweet, spicy and salty; this includes the drinks. The menu is inspired by traditional forms of Peruvian, Bolivian and Mexican dishes with influences from Europe and North America. Examples of the menu items at Cafe Citron include the lemon garlic flounder, island curry shrimp, sizzling fajitas and Peruvian lomo saltado. For dessert, try the fried banana cheesecake wrap or Spanish churros.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm dinner until 10pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am dinner until 11pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am Dinner until 11pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 422-3005

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 2 private areas for private celebrations groups of 12 to 36 guests. Guests must be seated at tables of 6 or less in the private room. tables are seperated according to CDC GUIDELINES. Guest must order food and drinks from table no direct Bar orders allowed. Guests must wear masks at arrival .Masks may be removed once seated. we provide private bathrooms and usage of sound system.We provide sanitizers and touchless menus. Guests may bring decorations. For large room $50 fee for usage of room $500 minimum spend food and drinks. Small room $300 minimum spend. we have platters /pitchers /bottle service/dessert platters champagne wine and more.

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    South side of Dupont Circle

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    across dupont circle metro southside exit red line

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday-Saturday DJ 10pm-until closingWednesday, Friday & Saturday FREE Salsa LessonsThursday 7:30 & 8:30 Live Flamenco ShowsLarge projection screen showing featured sporting event (no pay per view events available)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This place is quite deceptive. The setup for this restaurant is more of a bar, it’s small, narrow & to be optimistic intimate. If your expecting a intimate dinner, go earlier in the day, food is decent but prices are racy. Drinks are weak, margarita pitchers are full of sugar & drink mix then any tequila at all. The service isn’t really attentive, the vibe is really energetic. Young crowd, there’s better, more classier places to get Latin food, with great service. I guess this place will do for drinks & bar food with a Latin twist. But pretty meh at best
  2. DY

    DruY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our girlfriend birthday. This place is so amazing. The staff is generous. The security guards are very protective. It was freaking amazing. I am coming back with all my friends.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Vibes and food were great. Service could have been a lil better and faster though.
  4. E

    Elaine

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Loud music but we had a great time dancing and the food was super!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vibes were immaculate, get the Jose Cuervo bottle special for 100 dollars. Friend fell in love with the bartender upstairs,they have strobe lights and disco balls at their disposal for the party to use. Limes, Birds, and Lyfts littered on the sidewalk for the party to use after their meal and drinks. 10/10 would recommend.
  6. a

    aviray21

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    it's a good spot for a quick drink but not for dinner although they have some dinner options.
  7. ME

    MarandaE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great device and drinks. Nice spot.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my family there as a pre-Birthday Celebration. We love our Latin music and our food! So imagine our surprise when we felt like we stepped into a Caribbean vacation on a cruise or resort. The atmosphere was comfortably chic and music sooo good everyone was feeling the beat, including my autistic teen!! We are sure to make it a stop every visit to DC!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great vibe and drinks
  10. LM

    LeoM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced, the attention in the other hand wasn’t that’s good, our server was spectacular and manage to take several tables at the time so she ended up saving the night but the gentleman tending the host stand was rude and not only with us but with other costumer as if he didn’t wanna be there, to the point of almost fighting another guest, I’ll be back h hoping this incidents don’t repeat.
  11. R

    Rich

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cafe Citron was a delightful experience altogether. My wife and I enjoyed a very well prepared and well served Latin meal (chicken stew for her, garlic shrimp for me) in a pleasant and interesting restaurant by the bar. Then danced the night away downstairs, with a superb salsa instructor on hand to keep the party going. At least one other couple were as old as we (or almost), and the crowd overall was diverse, friendly, and happy. We would go back again in a minute. Muy bien, Citron!!
  12. A

    Annegrethe

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2014

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    Very, very noisy - it's a salsa bar / night club so no surprise really. It's a fun place just don't expect to do any talking! Music is fun, lively (and friendly) crowd. Awesome Mojitos. Caipirinhas, ceviche and guacomole-
  13. L

    Lydia

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went here to watch WC. last minute reservation and had no problems getting a seat. Service was excellent considering that it was packed. I loved the food..had the pork with r&b tacos and empanadas. Drinks were onthe sugary side.
  14. PP

    PersianPopeye

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved it here, especially during the Italy-England World Cup game, what a delight !! Super great and attentive staff, fantastic hostess and owners. They truly care about their patrons, what a great Washington, DC experience !!
  15. A

    Alianya

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Energetic, vibrant, loud, but classy. Everything that I like in a restaurant. Hot, Hot, Hot
  16. FF

    FormerFed

    Washington DC

    504 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were a little disappointed because the guacamole wasn't as exceptional as it had been on our last visit. The waitress suggested that a lack of ripe tomatoes was the cause. We got a variety of starters -- empanadas, ceviche, coconut shrimp -- and many drinks. Our first order of beef empanadas was chicken, as the second order confirmed. The music was loud and crowd energetic.
  17. L

    Lola

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Loved the Vday preset menu, great value. Also enjoyed the salsa dancing lessons. Food was delicious!
  18. L

    Lee123

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made the mistake of going here for Valentine's day. There is no Valet, among other things that is advertised. They need to spend a few dollars on accomondations, if you go bring your own chairs and food. The dancing is in the basement; bring a flashlight so you can see in the dungeon. Avoid this place!
  19. FF

    FormerFed

    Washington DC

    504 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Received a warm welcome on a very cold night. My girlfriend got the garlic shrimp and coconut-coated chicken. I got the Tex-Mex burritos, which came with black beans and rice. We got a special side dish: French-fried potatoes with garlic and cilantro. Everything was delicious and the servings so generous that she took good portions of both her appetizers home while I couldn't finish the beans and rice. Our waiter was very friendly and accomodating, bringing us a couple portions of habernaro pepper sauce to spice up our dishes. Bar service was a little slow, but the drinks were worth the wait. The spicy margarita I started with was so good that she got it for her second drink, after starting with a mango martini. We will return.
  20. P

    Pavla

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our group of 4 was ready for a fun dinner. The drinks were good (and a steal at happy hour prices). However, service was slow when the restaurant was not very busy. And the food was OK to bad. The plantain appetizer is good, but stay away from the empanadas (lead weights). Requests to make something spicy or put cheese on the side were ignored, and our server disappeared for long periods of time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Citron Latin Kitchen & Margarita Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 422-3005.

Cafe Citron Latin Kitchen & Margarita Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Cafe Citron Latin Kitchen & Margarita Bar

1343 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South side of Dupont Circle

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm dinner until 10pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am dinner until 11pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am Dinner until 11pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    across dupont circle metro southside exit red line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday-Saturday DJ 10pm-until closingWednesday, Friday & Saturday FREE Salsa LessonsThursday 7:30 & 8:30 Live Flamenco ShowsLarge projection screen showing featured sporting event (no pay per view events available)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 422-3005

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 2 private areas for private celebrations groups of 12 to 36 guests. Guests must be seated at tables of 6 or less in the private room. tables are seperated according to CDC GUIDELINES. Guest must order food and drinks from table no direct Bar orders allowed. Guests must wear masks at arrival .Masks may be removed once seated. we provide private bathrooms and usage of sound system.We provide sanitizers and touchless menus. Guests may bring decorations. For large room $50 fee for usage of room $500 minimum spend food and drinks. Small room $300 minimum spend. we have platters /pitchers /bottle service/dessert platters champagne wine and more.

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