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Las Placitas

  • $$
  • Central American, Latin American, Mexican
  • 517 8th St SE, Washington 20003 38.882196 -76.995078
  • (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
Quesadilla 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
Nachos Rancheros 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 5.95 grande (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
Ensalada Las Placitas 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  
Cognac 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     13.95  5.95  24.95
Jose Cuervo Gold Margarita     26.95  15.95  6.95
1800 Margarita     15.95  6.95  26.95
Blue Margarita     6.95  26.95  15.95
Cadillac Marg with grand marnier    17.95  7.95  29.95
Don Julio Margarita     29.95  17.95  7.95
Patron Margarita     18.95  7.95  30.95
Strawberry Margarita frozen    5.95  24.95  13.95
Swirl Margarita frozen    13.95  5.95  24.95
Mango Margarita frozen    5.95  24.95  13.95
Mojito on the rocks    13.95  5.95  24.95

Frozen Daiquiri's

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

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

Wine By The Glass

Sangria    lg (pitcher) 24.95 sm (pitcher) 13.95  5.95
Yellow Tail* merlot or cabernet    5.95
Yellow Tail* 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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