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Las Placitas was founded in 1990 by Isidoro, Ramon and Jose Amaya. The three brothers were born in San Miguel, El Salvador. It specializes in Salvadorian & Mexican cuisine. Las Placitas means little plaza, a place which is located near an active volcano called El Chaparrastique.

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday - Friday: 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 04:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Editorial Reviews

Savory Salvadoran in Southeast
Moira E. McLaughlin, The Washington Post | August 8, 2008

At first glance: A perk to checking out restaurants is exploring different neighborhoods, ones I've never been to or ones I haven't seen since taking a wrong turn off Interstate 295 in high school. Las Placitas, a little Mexican/Salvadoran restaurant on Capitol Hill, is among a strip of restaurants and shops in Southeast Washington, in a neighborhood that has changed a lot since that wrong turn in high school. The restaurant is nothing fancy. You might even walk by, not noticing it.



  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): Under $10
  • Family Restaurant: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Full Bar
  • Carry Out: Yes
  • Outside Seating: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Has TV: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Salvadorean
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Restaurant ID: 452

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