Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a Meatless Monday vegan menu. Includes papusas with locally made vegan cheese, beer battered avocado tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Spaced outdoor seating options for COVID-safety (Mar '21.). Open Mon-Thu 10:00am-12:00am, Fri-Sat 10:00am-2:00am, Sun 10:00am-12:00am.

9 Reviews

First Review by vegantraveler48


Points +61

10 Nov 2023

Excellent vegan/vegetarian pupusas

El tamarindo has the best Vegetarian/Vegan pupusas in the DMV. Always do Uber eats from here and if you go down to Adam’s Morgan it is a lovely place to eat in person as well.

Pros: Food, Service



Points +52

04 Nov 2023


i got the oat milk horchata and jackfruit enchilada and both are incredibly delicious. non veg friends love it too


Points +13

14 Sep 2023

Great vegan Salvadorian dishes

Loved the authentic pupasas and the guanaca.


Points +312

12 May 2023

Innovative and Unique Vegan Options

I ordered the special DC Vegan Week menu for delivery. I was sharing with a friend, so we ordered one of each dish. Everything was delicious! I'm so impressed with how an omni restaurant is able to come up with filling and tasty vegan dishes. The chile relleno filled with jackfruit, plantains, and other deliciousness was a particular highlight. Definitely will be a go-to in the future!

Pros: Open late, Affordable, Good veg options

Cons: Omni restaurant, Side rice and beans a tad bland


Points +1194

08 May 2023

Dcvegweek menu was fantastic

I don’t believe these items are available during normal weeks but still wanted to give a shout-out for the great meal I had:
Esquites, poblano relleno, and nuegados were all so delicious


22 Jun 2023

Check out their new Meatless Monday 3-course menu!


Points +83

07 May 2023

very good pupusas

they have vegan horchata, jackfruit chicharron, and other vegan fillings you can add to a vegan cheese pupusa (beans, loroco, spinach). very good food, and they also had other vegan options like quesedillas, chilaques, tacos, and empanadas.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-07

Pros: Pretty good vegan selection!, Tasty and fresh

Cons: a little pricey


Points +44

05 Mar 2023

Horrible service no flavor

Worst service, kitchen unfortunately cannot handle large groups. Food was bland and disappointing


Points +2140

10 May 2022

Very Vegan Friendly - great covered outdoor seating with heaters

We went to El Tamarindo because it did a special menu for DC Veg Restaurant Week, but discovered that the regular menu is very vegan friendly as well. I got jackfruit tacos which were very good and a special vegan ceviche appetizer which was delicious. They have a very large outdoor seating space that is covered and has heaters. Also, the outdoor seating is dog friendly - the waiter brought water for the dog. Good online reservation system too.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-10

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Dog friendly (outdoors) , Friendly staff

Cons: Service was slow


Points +25

24 Mar 2021

Meatless Monday is A+

Check out their meatless vegan Monday menu. Papusas, beer battered avocado tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. Delicious! Service was meh but I wasn’t in a rush. Good outdoor seating options for covid-safe visits.

Pros: Meatless Monday vegan menu, Vegan cheese from local woman, minority owned biz

Cons: Slow service

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