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dLeña, Washington, DC

dLeña

4.8
4.8
606 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American

Welcome to dLeña, a Wood-Fire Mexican Cocina & Mezcaleria by Chef Richard Sandoval.

dLeña is derived from the Spanish word “leña,” meaning firewood. The restaurant is centered around it’s wood-burning grill - a nod to the rustic open-fire cooking techniques of Mexico’s past.

The menu transports diners to Mexico through a multi-sensory experience in every bite of the signature smoked entrées, fresh ceviches, and unique sharing plates. The expansive bar features hand-crafted margaritas, Latin cocktails, cervezas and vino.

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Booked 110 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 560-5999

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Richard Sandoval

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@dlenadc.com for more details

  • Neighbourhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Cross Street

    K Street & 5th Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Gallery Place / Chinatown

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Table Experience

    US$145.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Starting Thursday, April 28, guests can partake in a luxury chef’s table experience Thursday through Saturday nights. With two seatings per night at 5:30pm and 7:30pm Thursday nights and 6:00pm and 8:30pm Friday and Saturday nights, chef’s table diners will enjoy an eight-course menu for $145 per person with an option for a coursed beverage pairings for $75. Enjoy off-menu items and other surprises. dLeña’s chef’s table is located behind the main bar with an exquisite leather banquette facing directly into the open kitchen. The perfect all-inclusive experience for a birthday, anniversary, proposal, or gathering with loved ones. Please note your reservation window is limited from 530pm-715pm on Thursdays and 6pm-8pm Fridays and Saturdays.

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

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  1. CC

    CarlyC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was outstanding - service was very slow. Tables are very close together, and the outside is under construction.

  2. ED

    EricD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing taste!! Super great service! Very kind and very quality flavors

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Dleña was an okay experience. The drinks were good and the corn empanadas were excellent. We ordered the tomahawk for two which included two sides. The mezcal flambé at the table is exciting. However, for the price I was expecting more flavor. Most of the steak’s flavor came from the finishing salt. The broccolini was not cooked enough - I like my vegetables crisp, but it was hard to cut and tough to eat. The baked potato did not have enough sauce, so I mostly ate a plain potato. Also, the table was incredibly small. The plate for the steak took up half of it. Dessert was also very good and they wrote happy anniversary on the plate which was unexpected. Overall, my husband and I had a nice time, but I would not rush to come back here.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love dlena.

    dLeñaResponded 4 days ago

    You made our day...Thank you for your 5 star review! We're so glad to see that dLeña is a favorite of yours. We take pride in providing you with an experience that you'll remember - from the food, to the service, and so much more. Looking forward to your next visit with us!

  5. C

    Chelsea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Service is normally great but Saturday is was horrible. We paid for bottomless but did not feel our orders or drinks were coming out at a timely matter. We asked our waiter several times for menu items and never received some of them.

  6. L

    Lperez

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and food preparation for bottomless brunch was seamless.

  7. TL

    TiffanyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing! The ambiance is pure perfection. Can’t wait to return.

  8. BB

    BrettB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Atmosphere is incredible. Service was very good. Highly recommend to everyone.

    dLeñaResponded on May 12, 2022

    Hello Brett! Wow thank you for the amazing feedback We are so thrilled you enjoyed the absolutely phenomenal service, amazing food and incredible ambience at dLeña! Our team truly appreciates the high recommendation.

  9. d

    dawng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat and downstairs great for lounging with friends and drinks

    dLeñaResponded on May 12, 2022

    Thank you, Dawn for the 5 star rating for dLeña! Your feedback is spot-on! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your recent visit. We're always happy when our guests have a great time with us!

  10. KW

    KelleyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a great restaurant! The ambience, food, value, etc is all on point. I am already trying to figure out when I can go back!

    dLeñaResponded on May 12, 2022

    Hello Kelley! Thank you for your feedback~ it's spot on! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at dLeña. Thank you again for the 5 star recommendation!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    I wish I could give 5 star because the food was delicious! But our waiter was rude so he ruined the whole experience. He didn't understand English too much and messed up our order and gave us attitude when we brought it to his attention. He wasn't friendly so he didn't explain any of the dishes or featured drinks. I'm disappointed because I wanted the entire experience and I just didn't get that.

    dLeñaResponded on May 11, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear the food was delicious! We are disappointed to hear that you had a less than favorable experience with our service and that your server did not meet expectations. We always strive for excellence and try to provide exceptional customer service. We apologize for the experience and we hope you'll reconsider as we truly are committed to providing a 5 star experience for all of our guests.

  12. JK

    JennyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Brunch is average at best. I have heard great things about dinner, waiting to try that but now I’m skeptical.

    dLeñaResponded on May 12, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit with us! Our bottomless brunch is truly a favorite, fun experience for all of our guests. We take the quality of our food very seriously, and our team loves to show off the care, passion and expertise that goes into every dish you sampled! We're surprised we did not meet your expectations and we hope you give us another opportunity to serve you.

  13. A

    Anon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Very poor service downstairs in the lounge. Seems like there was a lack of management. Everything was very disorganized and it was very difficult to order drinks and food. My party was there for about half an hour before we were able to order initially and it was difficult to get more orders in to the point of waiting 45 min for a dessert that never made it into the system despite checking on it several times. The waiter ultimately took the dessert off the menu but it was not a great experience ordering.

    dLeñaResponded on May 12, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re disappointed to hear that our servers did not give a better impression of dLeña. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as it helps us improve going forward. Our goal is always to provide an exceptional dining experience for all of our guests and we hope you reconsider and give us another opportunity to serve you.

  14. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal. The dessert crepes are an absolute must. Will definitely go back.

    dLeñaResponded on May 11, 2022

    Hello William! Wow thank you for your 5 star rating. So delighted you enjoyed the absolutely phenomenal service, great food and ambience at dLeña! We can't wait to have you back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Great vibe! Great service!

    dLeñaResponded on May 11, 2022

    Thank you for your 5 star review, we're so delighted we were able to provide a great experience for you. We always want our guests to feel excited and enjoy themselves when they visit dLeña! We're thrilled you enjoyed our excellent food, cocktails and great vibe.

  16. BR

    BellaR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One word, amazing!! The food, the service, the ambiance, AMAZING! I didn’t care too much for my drink or the mango lemonade but literally everything else was so very good! I cannot wait to go back!

    dLeñaResponded on May 4, 2022

    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review dLeña ! Your feedback is very important and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your amazing experience from start to finish! Thank you for sharing.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere,food was amazing. And the server Montana if im not mistaken was beyond helpful definitely a must to visit if in the area.

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We always want our guests to feel excited and enjoy themselves when they visit dLeña! Our team is grateful for the kind words for your server and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  18. B

    Bukks

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ambiance, food and mimosas were everything! The best part of our experience was our waiter Jeff!! He is incredible and was very relatable. He knew about everything on the menu and was very accommodating with a couple of allergies/preferences from the table! He is the reason why we enjoyed our experience so much here! We can’t wait to come back!!

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    Hi Bukks! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're thrilled to hear you look forward to coming back to dLeña! We're always happy when our guests have an amazing time with us. Our servers are always striving to give an exceptional experience so we're excited that your server Jeff made it extra special!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere and really good drinks.

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    So delighted you enjoyed the absolutely phenomenal atmosphere and really good drinks at dLeña! Everything we do is with you in mind and we truly appreciate your positive rating!

  20. HK

    HelloKitty

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was very good! Worth the hype!

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    Yes indeed! We are serving innovative, fresh, savory & authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine at dLeña! We're excited your visit with us was an unforgettable experience. We truly appreciate your 5 star rating,

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal! My friend told our server about her fish allergy and he made sure nothing brought to her contained fish by asking about each ingredient. Such care and service. Thanks Francisco!

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    We're so thrilled you enjoyed the delicious food, a true dLena dining experience! We welcome the shoutout for Francisco; we'll be sure to pass it on. Our team appreciates the 5 star rating and we look forward to your next visit with us!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food and drinks was very good as was our server. However the hostess was very rude to our party. Made us wait 30 min for our table when we showed up within the 15min window. I don’t understand why we had to wait either since there were many opens tables and we had an early reservation. We sat at the bar to wait for the table and got drinks. Our drinks happen to be taking a while which was fine, but the hostess got irritated at us that we weren’t moving to the table while we were waiting. This was not our fault since she made us wait originally and then the bar ran slightly behind and because we had to pay for the drinks before moving. Overall the experience was good but her attitude and treatment towards us made dinner less enjoyable.

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit. We're delighted you enjoyed your overall experience at dLeña and look forward to making your next visit with us just perfect! We are grateful for your feedback concerning our hostess and we will look into the matter internally. Our goal is always to provide excellent hospitality and make people feel comfortable and welcome at dLeña.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It was okay. Not worth the hype!

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. Our authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared with expertise and care so we're disappointed to hear you weren't wowed, it is not typical feedback we hear from our guests. Our team takes great effort in sourcing the best quality ingredients and providing an innovative modern dining experience for all of our guests. We hope we can win you back to give us another try!

  24. p

    pamela

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best drinks ever

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    My husband and I were visiting Washington and was recommended to visit this restaurant. The food was excellent and as per usual when we dine out, we ordered both the entrees and the main menue at the same time. Our fist entree came quit quickly and that was nice, but when we were finished we got the next entree and our main at the same time. Our main was entrecôte and we ordered it medium rare. However, it came on a iron plate and kept on cooking so when we were ready to eat it, it was over cooked. We asked the waiter why he served the missing entree and the main at the same time and he could not answer. This is not okay and very disappointing. The food is good but the service need to be better trained and be able to stand up to the kitchen when they mess up. Therefore, my recommendation is to start by ordering starters and once they have been eaten then order the mains.

    dLeñaResponded on May 12, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. We're disappointed to hear that you weren't satisfied with some of your selections. We take pride in the quality of our ingredients and we're always working hard to make sure that everything is served up fresh and flavorful. It's rare when we hear this type of feedback regarding our servers as well, but we appreciate you sharing as it helps us improve going forward.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The vibe was great, food was awesome and environment was beautiful!

    dLeñaResponded on April 29, 2022

    Wow, we're so delighted you enjoyed the great food and beautiful ambience at dLeña! We truly appreciate the 5 star rating and look forward to serving you again soon!

  27. N

    Ninni

    Naples

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    We loved the place but unfortunetely the receptionist was not professional!

    dLeñaResponded on April 29, 2022

    Hello Ninni, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy to hear you love dLeña! Our goal is always to provide excellent hospitality and make people feel welcome in our restaurant, though we may have fallen short on that goal during your encounter with our receptionist. We appreciate you sharing as it helps us improve going forward.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything tasted excellent. Will be back to try more

    dLeñaResponded on April 29, 2022

    We take pride in our team's ability to provide excellent service, and delicious authentic Mexican cuisine so we want to thank you for sharing with us. We love hearing back from our guests, as it helps us recommend the dLeña experience to everyone! Looking forward to your next visit.

  29. C

    Ceee

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Food was very good. We ordered ceviche, corn empanadas, and birria barbacoa tacos as starters, and every single dish was delicious. Enchiladas were amazing as well. The burger patty was slightly dry and lack of juice though, even if it was cooked to medium rare. Service would be my only complaint about this place. There seemed to be just one person who could take orders during lunchtime. The server even forgot we have ordered our entrees already half an hour ago and asked us again if we were ready to order after we've finished all our starters. Even the order of coke came after a reminder and after we'd finished the starters. It's a shame because the dishes here are worth the visit, but the service needs a lot of improvement.

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    Hello Ceee! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with dLeña! We are so thrilled to hear that you loved our Jerk Chicken. We take pride in making food that is flavorful, fresh, and healthy. We always strive for excellence in our restaurant so it's unusual when our servers do not meet your expectations. We are grateful for your patience as we work to provide a better experience for your future visits with us.

  30. C

    Cherry

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks were great and the Tomahawk was to die for!

    dLeñaResponded on May 2, 2022

    Hi Cherry! We're so grateful to hear you enjoyed your time at dlena. We try our best to make sure that we're not only providing an exceptional experience, but also a memorable one. We agree ~ our tomahawk steak is an exquisite dish!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing except for the tomahawk I expected more flavor for the price the show was pretty cool but lacks flavor

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    We appreciate your feedback! Our tomahawk steak is a true favorite, fun, highlight at dLeña so we're disappointed to hear about your less than stellar experience. Please know it is not typical of what we hear from our many guests. We're thrilled to hear all everything else was amazing and we hope you give us another opportunity to serve you!

  32. KY

    KylaY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Service and ambience of the restaurant was welcoming and nice. The food was great, highly recommend the queso fundido and beef empanadas (specialty item that isn't served all the time)!

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    Wow! We're so grateful to hear you enjoyed your time at dlena. We try our best to make sure that we're not only providing an exceptional experience, but also a memorable one. We agree ~ our queso fundido and beef empanadas are top notch! We appreciate the 5 star recommendation.

  33. IP

    ImaniP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I absolutely loveee D’Lena I’ve been for brunch twice and once for dinner. The food is always amazing, and service is even better. Our server Troy is amazingggg he hands down has made my experience there even better!

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    Hello Imani! We're thrilled you enjoyed your brunch, and dinner experience with us! We always want our guests to feel excited and enjoy themselves when they visit dLeña! Our team is grateful for the kind words for your server Troy! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  34. TE

    TamE

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The food was good. The server spoke English but was not very helpful when asking questions about the menu.

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    We're sorry to hear that your server did not properly communicate some of your menu dishes. Our team always strives for excellence so it's unusual when we do not meet expectations. We want all of our guests to enjoy their visit from start to finish and we thank you for bringing this to our attention as it helps us make improvements going forward

  35. ME

    MisEve

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Was finally able to book a table and arrived without knowing the kitchen closed at 3pm (booking was 2:15) but that was on us for not catching this info. However the seating staff weren’t particularly inviting, nor pleasant. Once seated our server assumed we are informed about the time limit - nope - so they cottoned on quickly and actually were the primary reason we a) knew about the time limit, b) were able to get our orders in on time, and c) caught the other servers messing up our order before letting it get worse. Big props!. Food was good, chicken was a tad dry with the “chicken and waffles” but great portion sizing. Drinks were sub-par and overall service was borderline rude (they were over the place, as if there were too many staff causing them to walk over one another, and clear miss communication) but mostly heavy handed/and hovered. Building is beautiful (bathrooms weren’t obvious and staff were having a meeting and blocking the entrance) TL;DR Atmosphere is definitely there, food is a positive but service/drinks needs work. I wouldn’t go back.

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit with us! Our bottomless brunch is truly a favorite, fun experience for all of our guests. We take great care in crafting our drinks and menu options to be perfect for a variety of tastes and we always strive to provide an exceptional dining experience at dLeña. We apologize that our efforts did not meet your expectations.

  36. JU

    JustinU

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and cocktails. This is a great place.

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    Hello Justin! Delighted to hear you thought our food and cocktails were amazing! We take pride in our team's ability to provide excellent service, so we want to thank you for sharing with us. We love hearing back from our guests, as it helps us recommend the dLeña experience to everyone!

  37. B

    Bryanna

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, tasty food, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, they will not disappoint

    dLeñaResponded on April 23, 2022

    Hi Bryanna! Thank you for your positive review. We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tasty food, great atmosphere and excellent, friendly service! Our team appreciates the 5 star recommendation!

  38. s

    soulgood

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wr had a Wonderful Experience! Arrived 40 min early than reservation, so We enjoyed Happy Hour at the Bar! The Mercado Margaritas were Delicious!!Also yummy Tacos & tostados! And loved the great Happy Hour Prices! Yay! Such a lovely & warm Restaurant! Our Server for dinner was Superb! Friendly & Helpful withbour dining Choices. Loved Guacamole, Shortribs, Waygu beef, & enchiladas! Even managed to have Delicious Desserts! Gelato& Crepes cake. Staff were efficient & Friendly!! When I'm back in DC I'm going to try the wonderful Brunch!

    dLeñaResponded on April 28, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Tamayo! We're delighted to hear that you were able to take advantage of our happy hour specials! We take great care in crafting our drinks to be perfect and we agree our Mercado Margaritas are delicious! Our guacamole, short ribs, Waygu beef, & enchiladas are some of our favorites. We appreciate the 5 star rating and the shoutout for our efficient and friendly staff!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing! And my server was great! Will be back for sure.

    dLeñaResponded on April 23, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we're so glad to hear that your server was able to make your visit memorable and amazing. We love hearing back from our guests, as it helps us recommend the dLena experience for everyone!

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    CLChang

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved everything, the food was delicious with flavors well balanced, the presentation was fantastic, the presentation of drinks was delightful. The only thing I could possibly wish for was a sharper knife for my pork belly.

    dLeñaResponded on April 23, 2022

    Thank you for your 5 star review. We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your food! We take the quality of our food very seriously, and we’re so pleased you enjoyed the presentation, and delicious dishes you sampled! Our pork belly is uniquely fresh and exceptional in flavor and one of our most popular menu options.

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from dLeña using the Order Online button. dLeña also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 560-5999.

dLeña is rated 4.8 stars by 606 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 110 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for dLeña

476 K St NW Washington, DC 20001-2531

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    K Street & 5th Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Gallery Place / Chinatown

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Richard Sandoval

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 560-5999

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@dlenadc.com for more details

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