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Café citron is a lively, two-level, and friendly Latin restaurant, lounge and dance club in the heart of Dupont circle. It is a favorite Happy Hour ("Hora Feliz") spot on Monday through Saturday, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

We bring you the Best Latin International DJs in the city Starting at 10:00 PM. So, join our "I Love Salsa" team for free salsa lessons every Wednesday at 7:30, Friday at 9:00, and Saturday at 8:30 PM...and get ready to swing.

Every Monday night flamenco dancers perform on a small stage, accompanied by live music, and on Thursdays we introduce a taste of Spain for dinner while watching our complimentary Spanish Sevillanas.

Business Hours

  • Monday: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    (Monday -Saturday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM - "Hora Feliz")
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 04:00 PM - 02:00 AM
  • Friday - Saturday: 04:00 PM - 03:00 AM
    (Friday: Happy Hour extended until midnight Free Salsa lesson at 9:00 PM)

Editorial Reviews

Café Citron
Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post | June 1, 2006

A lively two-level Latin lounge that throbs to salsa and international club music on weekends, Cafe Citron is also a top happy hour destination in Dupont Circle. The see-and-be-seen section is in a tiny mezzanine level; the dimly lit basement, where the walls are lined with seats, has more room for dancing. While not as pretentious as some other bars in the neighborhood, it can be just as crowded at prime time -- you may feel like a sardine -- and there can be extended waits at the bar.



  • Attire: Dressy
  • Parking: Street Parking, Valet Service
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): Under $30
  • Family Restaurant: No
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Full Bar, Specialty: Tequila, Specialty: Rum
  • Carry Out: Yes
  • Outside Seating: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Has TV: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club

Restaurant ID: 446

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