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Las Placitas

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Mexican, Central American, Latin American
  • 517 8th St SE, Washington DC20003 38.882606 -76.994974
  • (At E St SE)
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  • (202) 543-3700
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Salvadoran Antojitos

Carnitas Las Placitas strips of steak grilled homemade style   6.95
Yuca Con Chicharron fried spanish root with fried pork and cabbage salad   6.95
Tamal De Elote veggie green corn tamale served with sour cream   2.95
Pupusa hand-made tortilla filled with cheese, or pork & cheese   1.95
Platanos Fritos sweet fried plantain served with sour cream and beans   3.95
Gambas Al Ajillo shrimp sauteed in a garlic butter and white wine sauce   7.95
Mejillones Marineros fresh mussels served in a ginger and marineros sauce   7.95
Ceviche Mixto fresh fish, shrimp, marinated in lemon-lime juice and spices   8.95

Mexican Antojitos

Quesadilla cheese, spinach & cheese or veggie & cheese   5.95
shrimp   7.95
Grilled Chicken Or Steak Quesadilla two flour tortillas filled with cheese, garnished with guac, sour cream, & pico de gallo   6.95
Nachos Rancheros tortilla chips covered with beans, cheese, jalapenos, s/cream, guac, & pico de gallo   5.95
grilled chicken or steak   7.95
Taquitos Dorados three crispy taquitos filled with chicken or beef & served with guac, s/cream & pico de gallo   6.95
Guacamole Dip a blend of fresh ripe avocados served with tortilla chips   6.95
Chile Con Queso mild, jalapeno taste melted cheese served with tortilla chips   4.95
Chile Con Carne    5.95
Chorizo Con Queso spinach sausage topped with melted cheese and tortillas on the side   5.95



Sopa De Mariscos seafood soup with shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, clams, & veggies mediana 5.95grande (dinner) 12.95
Sopa De Tortilla rich soup with chicken, tortilla chips, cheese, and avocados.   4.95


Salads. Salads Come With Homemade Dressings On The Side

Ensalada Las Placitas fresh romaine, avocados, heart of a palm and tomatoes   5.95
grilled shrimp, chicken, or steak   12.95
Ensalada De Aguacate fresh romaine, avocados, and tomatoes   5.95
Dinner Salad fresh romaine, tomatoes, and cucumbers.   4.95

Salvadoran Specialties

The Following Dishes Include White Rice And Black Beans.

El Tipico a chicken tamale, a pupusa, sweet plantain, yucca served with sour cream   12.95
Combinacion Tipica Vegetariana veggie combo of a corn tamale, a cheese pupusa, plantain, & veggies of the day   12.95
Pollo Asado half chicken roasted salvadoran style covered with sauteed spanish onions   13.95
Pollo Ranchero half chicken roasted salvadoran style and covered with mixed green vegetables   13.95
Pollo A La Parrilla grilled chicken breast served with sauteed onions, tomatoes, zucchini, & sweet plantain   13.95
Puerco Al Horno tender morsels or pork roasted salvadoran style, sauteed onions, & plantain   14.95
Parrillada Al Carbon a combo of broiled chicken breast, ny steak, shrimp or sausage. served with a garlic, butter, and white wine sauce   16.95
Las Placitas Steak new york steak on the grill, served with garlic butter sauce, & vegetable of the day   15.95
Mar Y Tierra new york steak on the grill, served with shrimp sauteed in garlic butter sauce, & vegetables   16.95
Carne Asada fajita steak grilled served with sauteed onions in a chef special sauce, and sweet plantain   14.95
Lomo Saltado fajita steak with sauteed onions, tomatoes, sweet, hot peppers, & fried potatoes   14.95

Seafood Specialties

The Seafood Dishes Come With White Rice And Black Beans.

Mariscada a combo of fresh scallops, shrimp, squid, mussels, cooked in a home-made saffron seafood broth   16.95
Paella Las Placitas valencia's famous spanish rice dish with shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, squid, & chicken.   16.95
Camarones Azteca fresh shrimp, sauteed with vegetables, and served with a saffron seafood sauce   15.95
Mariscos A La Mexicana fresh shrimp and scallops sauteed with onions, tomatoes, green and hot peppers   15.95
Pescado Ranchero fresh broiled salmon served with sauteed mixed green vegetables   15.95
Salmon Campeche fresh broiled salmon served with sauteed shrimp, scallops, zucchini, and carrots, in a saffron seafood sauce   16.95
Tilapia Al Horno filet of baked tilapia, served with sauteed mixed green veggies, & sweet plantain   15.95
Mojarra Frita a fried whole tilapia fish served salvadoran style, with grilled shrimp, salad & tortillas.   14.95

Try Our Fajitas Mexicanos

Juicy Marinated Fajitas: Grilled Steak, Chicken Breast, Or Shrimp, Served With Onions, Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Guac, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, Rice Beans & Flour Tortillas.

Fajitas De Pollo chicken fajitas   14.95
Fajitas De Carne steak fajitas   14.95
Fajitas De Pollo Y Carne combo of chicken and steak fajitas   14.95
Fajitas De Camarones shrimp fajitas   15.95
Tex-Mex Fajitas combo of shrimp, chicken and steak fajitas   15.95
Fajitas De Vegetales a variety of fresh vegetables fajitas   11.95

Enchiladas Nortenas

Two Corn Tortillas Stuffed With Your Choice, Covered With Melted Cheese, Salsa, Served With Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream Rice & Beans.

Enchiladas De Carne Asada two grilled steak enchiladas, covered with green tomatillo and red chile sauce   12.95
Enchiladas Rancheras two chicken enchiladas covered with ranchera and red sauce   12.95
Enchiladas De Carne two beef enchiladas covered with fresh green tomatillo sauce   12.95
Enchiladas Marineras two shrimp and scallops enchiladas covered with ranchera sauce   13.95
Enchiladas Monterrey two cheese enchiladas covered with ranchera sauce   11.95
Tamales De Pollo two tamales stuffed with chicken and covered with green tomatillo sauce   11.95
Chile Relleno two poblano jalapeno pepper stuffed with cheese and fried in a light batter of egg whites covered with ranchera sauce   12.95

Tacos Mexicanos

The Taco Dishes Are Served With Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Rice & Beans.

Tacos Al Carbon three soft flour tortillas filled broiled chicken or fajita steak   13.95
Tacos De Pollo O De Carne three crispy shell tacos stuffed with chicken or shredded beef and cheese   12.95
Taco Salad a large crispy flour tortilla bowl filled with salad, chicken or fajita steak   12.95
Taco Salad De Camarones a large crispy flour tortilla bowl filled with salad and grilled seasoned shrimp   13.95

Burritos Mexicanos

A Soft Large Flour Tortilla Stuffed With Your Choice And Covered With Salsa, Melted Cheese, Served With Guacamole, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, Rice & Beans.

Burritos De Carne Asada twin grilled steak burritos, covered with green tomatillo, and red chile sauce   12.95
Burrito De Carne shredded beef burrito covered with green tomatillo sauce, and red chile sauce   12.95
Burrito De Pollo shredded or grilled chicken burrito covered with ranchera and red chile sauce   12.95
Burrito De Camarones shrimp burrito with ranchera sauce   13.95
Burrito De Vegetales a variety of fresh vegetables burrito with ranchera & tomatillo sauce   9.95

Chimichangas Mexicanas

A Deep Fried Flour Tortilla Filled With Your Choice, Served With Lettuce, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, Rice & Beans.

Chimichanga De Carne shredded beef chimichanga   12.95
Chimichanga De Pollo chicken chimichanga   12.95
Chimichanga De Mariscos shrimp and scallops chimichanga   13.95

Combinaciones Las Placitas

The Following Combinations Are Covered With Salsa, And Melted Cheese, Served With Lettuce, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream, Rice & Beans

1. One Cheese Enchilada And One Chile Relleno    12.95
2. One Chicken Enchilada And One Beef Enchilada    12.95
3. Trio Enchiladas chicken, beef, and cheese   13.95
4. One Chile Relleno, 1 Chicken Tamale & 1 Chicken Enchilada    13.95
5. One Chile Relleno, 1 Chicken Taco & 1 Beef Taco    13.95
6. Jose's Special Combo a combo of carne asada, grilled shrimp, 1 beef taco, 1 chicken tamale, and slices of avocados.   13.95

Kids $6.95

Kid's Plates Come With Rice & Beans

Cheese, Chicken Or Beef Quesadilla    
Chicken Or Beef Burrito    
Chicken And Beef Taco Combo soft or crispy   

Side Orders

Rice    1.50
Beans    1.50
Sour Cream    1.00
Side Of Guacamole    2.95
Salsa And Chips    3.00
Shredded Cheese    1.00
3 Tortillas    1.00

Mixed Drinks $7.95

Vodkas stolichnaya, grey goose, smirnoff   
Malibu Coconut, Bacardi Rum, Bombay Gin, Bailey's, Liquor 43    
Cognac hennessey, courvoisier   
grand marnier   
Whisky red label, black label, jim beam, jack daniels, dewar's   


Salvadorian Pilsener & Suprema    4.00
Miller Lite, Bud Light, Heineken    4.00
Mexican Beers corona, corona light, xx, negra modelo, tecate   4.25
Non-Alcoholic Beer    4.00

Sodas And Juice $1.95

Diet Coke    
Ginger Ale    
Pink Lemonade    
Club Soda    
Cherry Temple    
Tonic Water    
Orange Juice    
Salvadorean Tamarindo    
Salvadorian Maranon    
Salvadorian Horchata    


Gl / Sm (Pitcher) / Lg (Pitcher). On The Rocks Or Frozen

Lemon-Lime Margarita   5.95  13.95  24.95
Jose Cuervo Gold Margarita   6.95  15.95  26.95
1800 Margarita  6.95 15.95 26.95
Blue Margarita  6.95 15.95 26.95
Cadillac Marg with grand marnier 7.95 17.95 29.95
Don Julio Margarita   7.95  17.95  29.95
Patron Margarita   7.95  18.95  30.95
Strawberry Margarita frozen 5.95 13.95 24.95
Swirl Margarita frozen 5.95 13.95 24.95
Mango Margarita frozen  5.95  13.95  24.95
Mojito on the rocks  5.95  13.95  24.95

Frozen Daiquiri's

Gl / Sm (Pitcher) / Lg (Pitcher).

Strawberry Daiquiri   3.95  9.95  18.95
with bacardi 5.95 13.95 24.95
Pina Colada  3.95 9.95 18.95
with bacardi rum 5.95 13.95 24.95
Tropico 1/2 pina colada 1/2 strawberry  3.95  9.95  18.95
with bacardi rum 5.95 13.95 24.95
Mango Daiquiri with bacardi rum 5.95 13.95 24.95
 3.95 9.95 18.95

Wine By The Glass

Sangria  5.95sm (pitcher) 13.95lg (pitcher) 24.95
Yellow Tail* merlot or cabernet   5.95
chardonnay   5.95
Concha Y Toro* merlot or cabernet   5.95
Pinot Grigio    5.95
Las Placitas
517 8th St SE
At E St SE
(202) 543-3700
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