Homestyle Salvadoran & Mexican Cooking

El Tamarindo

Established in 1982, El Tamarindo is the Washington, DC area’s longest standing Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant.  Our menu is centered around affordably priced authentic Salvadoran and Mexican dishes and many of the sauces and marinades we use are made right here in our own kitchen. For your convenience, we also offer takeout and delivery.

We are ready to celebrate El Tamarindo’s Signature event with you!


On #NationalPupusaDay, we celebrate El Salvador’s influence in shaping the city’s palate, while coming together with friends, neighbors, and family over a some delicious #ElTamDC pupusas.

Due to limited capacity, we’ve come up with two options to take part in the festivities!
1. Celebrate with us at El Tamarindo with our Pre-Fix menu. You can submit a reservation request on our website

Since this is a timed event we kindly ask to reserve your table early.


2. Purchase our PUPUSA PACK! It includes EVERYTHING you need to make Pupusas from the comfort of your own home! Included is a super fun Pupusa Tutorial Video, to help you create the perfect Pupusa, for you and your family!
The Pupusa Pack will be available for purchase on our website on October 30th. Stay tuned!
Follow us on FB or IG @eltamarindodc for more updates and to participate in other surprises we have for you! Tell your friends and help us spread the love!

For your safety and ours, we kindly ask you to participate our ticketed event in groups of minimum 4, maximum 6 per table, and to not exceed your visit to more than 1.5 hours.
See you on Nov 8th!

We offer traditional Salvadoran & Mexican Cuisine

Our Pupusas Rock!

The most popular menu item here at El Tamarindo is definitely our homemade pupusas.

We serve up 9 different varieties and we don’t skimp on the curtido and salsa. Our beans and cheese and pork with cheese are the definite fan favorites.

Our delicious tacos and tortillas

Here at El Salvador we pride ourselves in dishing up some of the most delicious tacos and other Salvadorian & Mexican dishes you’ll ever taste. Stop by today and give our famous tacos a try for yourself! We’re sure you’ll love them.

OUR #InstaDelicious


A very comfortable place to enjoy Mexican / Salvadoran specialities. The service is attentive and friendly. The minute you sit down, you already have a bottle of water and tacos with a delicious home made salsa on the table. The food is fresh and really tasty. Excellent dinner experience.

Christian Straub

Google Review

Our Location

1785 Florida AVE NW
Washington DC 20009.

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Monday to Sunday

11am - 12am

Call Us

(202) 328 - 3660