La Puerta Verde

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228 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
La Puerta Verde -“The Green Door”- is Mindful Restaurant Group’s homage to the beautiful Mexican cuisine, culture, and influences found throughout our diverse District. Located in the newly renovated historic Hecht Warehouse, La Puerta Verde is simultaneously reminiscent of a traditional Mexican Hacienda and nostalgic to its Ivy City roots. Traditional Mexican Talavera tiles and vibrant colorful murals coexist with repurposed cargo containers and original warehouse columns. Focusing on fresh quality ingredients, the menu draws from traditional dishes of various regions to create a unique but authentic representation of the landscape of Mexican cuisine. LPV's Bar program offers the expected selection of tequila, mezcal, and Mexican beers with a carefully crafted cocktail menu. In Mexico the color green represents hope- Mindful Restaurant Group's hope is that behind our green door guests will find a place to connect and enjoy the spirit of Mexico right here in the heart of DC.

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AaronF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

New to the neighborhood and starting to check out the local restaurants. Food was delicious and everything was well cooked, especially the fish. Loved the ambiance too, very unassuming from the outside

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vipEPod28
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Very tasty meal at La Puerta Verde! Knocking a star or two off because of service. We ordered appetizers, and the waitress clearly forgot, and took no ownership of it and instead said that the queso takes a long time (which makes no sense, plus our guacamole (which does not take a long time) was very late as well). Not cool. But otherwise the service, food, and ambiance were great!

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PratikP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice plate but the place is loud and probably not the best for kids under 3. The next table had screaming kids and I felt bad for the parents. Pretty expensive for the neighborhood and food.

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MelissaI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice décor, great food and drinks, and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was a busy Saturday but food was great! Service was on par with how busy it was. Overall great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, cocktails, and dining experience my date was impressed

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vipepicureanexchanges
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails

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vipEvaG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I am not much of a chips/tortilla chip eater but man, the chips that are brought to the table with salsa are amazing you almost don’t want anything to dip them in. Food was good, weed smaller plates - ceviche, tacos. The mezcal margaritas were amazing and are, as a matter of fact, what I would return fo.

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vipSarah
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time. In fairness, I think we were the first table seated at 5pm, so the noise level may be different at different times. We had the Atun Crudo, the Cerviche, the mushroom enchiladas, the Tres Tacos, and a couple of other dishes as well as the sampler dessert. Everything was really good. Their standard chips and salsa are also great. Our waiter, Alex, did a superb job as did the other wait staff who helped either when a lot of plates were coming at once or on refilling our chips and our water. I also love the decor. The Mexican-type floor and wall tiles are gorgeous as is the Latin American fabric on the ceiling of the booths. Chef Raymundo came out and chatted with us and he was charming and is clearly very talented. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time there in as many weeks. Staff is attentive and friendly. Food is great and fairly priced. Will definitely be back as often as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Not sure what to expect because we are visiting and not familiar to the area, but very pleasantly surprised. The decor is immersive with traditional tile and fabrics everywhere, but it has a more modern vibe. And the food was amazing. Not a menu with lots of taco and enchilada plates, there are some more interesting selections. We had a Chile renello that was no kidding the best I ever had. Just one in the order highly recommend rice and beans on the side to fill it out and soak up all the sauce. Those were a little pricey at $4 each but do it anyway. We also tried the shrimp dish over toasted bread which was mad good. Sauce was so flavorful. Great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for kids

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Camzoodle
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! 3 kids under 10. 3 adults. Prompt service. Quality drinks. Seriously fantastic food.

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UrsulaB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed this low key neighborhood spot. It was not crowded early on a Sunday evening. Staff were attentive but not overbearing. We had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and leisurely conversation. The menu is spare, but choices are lovely and all our food was delicious. We did not sample the drinks, but look forward to returning for that.

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Brian
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We really loved our dinner at La Puerta Verde! Great place to eat before going to a City Winery event. The food was amazing. I especially liked their non-alcoholic drink options. There was a cucumber & lime drink that was sooooo great! Had the short ribs and loved 'em.

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Carol1969
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great! We all had the three tacos and loved them all.

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OdracirP
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good, but I don’t know why they don’t have bailey’s, after dinner an digestive can be good

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JasonA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Bland salsa that really needs some kick. Queso was just stringy cheese, also needs something for flavor. They wouldn't let me substitute flour tortillas in lieu of corn for my tacos, which is a deal killer for this gringo.

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vipAGRDC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Highly recommend. Appetizers are excellent.

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vipAmandaD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This restaurant never disappoints! The food and drinks are always made with great quality. Our friend wanted a low key birthday celebration and she requested La Puerta Verde based on a previous experience. The price is great for the food and experience. My only complaint is the tortillas for the 3 tacos did not hold the contents well and became oily. Aside from that we all enjoyed ourselves.

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TrudyW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely marvelous.
Service was outstanding.
Would highly, highly recommend to friends.

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WandaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! One of the few restaurants within DC that have an authentic Mexican flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Service was slow and a tad unprofessional. Ambiance and drinks were very good. Food was fine.

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tablefortwooldies
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is excellent. Our service was pretty good. But there were very few diners and the floor manager seemed to be in a troubled frame of mind and it showed. Maybe just because it was a Wednesday night they weren't busy. I'd hate to see an excellent restaurant like theirs start losing customers and go down hill. But, will definitely give it another try sometime soon.

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vipShelley
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent but service was extremely slow. We were also never offered a second round of drinks. We would have gladly spent more money but I guess they were not interested.

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AmandaA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Went here with a friend for brunch and we had the egg white omelette with nopales and the Mexican breakfast, with a side of fruit. Side potatoes, rice and beans, and fruit were all great! The omelette had A LOT of egg white and not a lot of filling- I wouldn’t get it again. The chorizo on the other plate was more sausage than what I’m used to as chorizo- but that’s just a personal thing.
Service was great and I will def come back here- but prob for dinner/ drinks!

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vipjessicao
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family dinner and impromptu celebration of my grandmother’s 99th birthday. Our waitress was the best part for me. She made my grandmother and all of us feel welcomed and well cared for. She treated us like we where her own family. It was her idea to bring out cake for my grandmother who’s birthday will be In 2 weeks. The food of course was excellent as usual.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with a ton a flavor and the drinks were amazing also! Love this place!

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BeckyandJayT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious. The decor is fun and festive and the seating in the booths is comfortable.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Our service was terrible, and the food was meh. For such a steep price, the food and service needs to be improved. I will not go back.

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vipSpareMe
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Food was great, seated 30 minutes after reservation time, service SLOW. Lots of craft cocktails means the bartenders get backed up easily.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

They accommodated a very large group for my Birthday 🎉

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JimM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent entrees -- 1 short rib, one chicken mole, one shrimp dish. Guac was so so in our opinion. Salsa a bit bland but the chips were excellent. Room was not too noisy, interesting lay-out. Would recommend it to most anyone.

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Kone
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Casual atmosphere with a great reclaimed wood, earthy feel. There was a quiet buzz during brunch, but not too rowdy. Elote Loco, Tostadas de Atun, and guacamole were all worth going back for seconds. Complimentary salsa was smoky and could have used a little more heat, but had great flavor. Can't wait to go back and try more of their tasty offerings!

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MeganS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly accommodating managers/staff allowed me to add ppl to my big party reservation last minute on a busy night (phew!) Beautiful atmosphere, great service, artistic plates, delish food & tasty cocktails. Thanks to Victor and (I forget the other manager's name!) for being flexible for us! Fun Birthday night.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, appetizer portions were large, drinks were strong!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible. We had a 1:45 reservation for brunch and I guess because the kitchen closes at 2:30, they were pretty much shutting down. It took quite awhile for a server to come to our table. We were actually contemplating leaving by the time our server appeared and that was the first time we were even acknowledged after sitting there for about fifteen minutes. Prior to that, a server for a different section kept walking by our table and avoiding eye contact so that we wouldn’t ask her for anything I guess. The restaurant was pretty empty so that was a bit confusing. The food was only ok so that combined with the poor service means that I wouldn’t recommend this place.

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SimoneH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New and different spin on this kind of food! Absolutely delicious!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Black beans and rice and street corn was really good! The Agua Fuerte was very delicious as well, would def go again, maybe brunch next time

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