El Rey

$$ • Mexican, Beer Gardens

919 U St NW, Washington
(202) 506-6418


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for El Rey

I called in my order yesterday, so I wouldn’t have to be out in public on U Street for too long (Covid). The guy who took my order took it wrong. I was understanding because he is also taking orders from a window which I know is difficult. I asked to speak to the manager and he was so lackadaisical about the whole thing. I kept highlighting that we are in a pandemic and that I truly did not want to wait in public. Instead of receiving a manager’s comp I was refunded then recharged,...read full review

Food was good , some of their dishes were not as clean as they could have been so it was a bit questionable. The only issue I would probably say I had is that the woman whom was at the front could have been more welcoming . Didn't really like her attitude and how she presented the fact that we would have to wait 30-45 min for seating, after calling prior and them stating that we could come right in .

El Rey is cool.. when you want quick basic tacos and don’t mind being around college kids. I went during quarantine to pick up food and the nachos did not have any beans on it. I wish I took a picture. It looked terrible. The quesadilla was bad too. It was soggy and I’m not sure why. I won’t be going back until quarantine is over and it will STILL be my last option.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 5 - 9PM
Friday 5 - 11PM
Saturday 2 - 11PM
Sunday 2 - 9PM

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