Sister Restaurants, Lauriol Plaza and Cactus Cantina Now Takes Reservations

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Lauriol Plaza, voted Washington, DC's best Mexican restaurant and Cactus Cantina known for their high quality food and incredibly affordable prices are pleased to announce the launch of their online reservation system and call ahead seating.

Lauriol Plaza featuring Mexican and Latin American cuisine and Cactus Cantina offering the best in Tex-Mex have been popular restaurants in the Washington, DC metro area for nearly 30 years. In addition to offering delicious and authentic dishes, both restaurants will now accept call ahead and online reservations.

Raul Sanchez, the owner of both Lauriol Plaza and Cactus Cantina, grew up in Cuba and has a long history in the restaurant business. Co-Owner Louis Reyes, is a native of El Salvador and worked his way through the ranks of the restaurant world from the ground up. Sanchez and Reyes have always strived to have their restaurants provide the best service to guests so, offering the option of accepting reservations seemed like the obvious next step. “Our goal has always been to make our guests happy and feel welcome, all while offering exceptional food. We hope that by accepting reservations we can add efficiency and convenience to our guest's dining experience,” says Cindy Sanchez, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations.

Reservations can easily be made online at each of the restaurant websites and through the reservation widget "Reserve Now." Party size, date, and time can all be selected with a few easy clicks of the mouse. Guests can also make reservations by calling the restaurant and speaking with a host or hostess. For those guests who like to go out to dinner on a whim, both Lauriol Plaza and Cactus Cantina will continue to accept walk-ins as well. Lauriol Plaza is located at 1835 18th Street NW in Washington DC’s DuPont Circle neighborhood, directly West of the U Street Corridor. Cactus Cantina is located at 3300 Wisconsin Avenue NW in the Cleveland Park neighborhood. Both restaurants are open for brunch Sundays, lunch Monday through Saturday, and dinner Sunday through Saturday.

For additional restaurant information visit their websites and or contact Traci Allen at 202.216.0660 or at tallen(at)traciallen(dot)com.


Lauriol Plaza features authentic and high quality Mexican and Latin American food. The restaurant is known for sophisticated meals, full of flavor and elegantly presented within an urban atmosphere. It is set in the perfect Washington, DC neighborhood location between DuPont Circle and the U Street Corridor; Lauriol Plaza shines as the perfect setting for a fantastic time out and hosting outstanding celebrations. Guests may dine for brunch, lunch, and dinner Sunday through Saturday. Make reservations for Lauriol Plaza online at or by calling the restaurant at 202-387-0035. Walk-ins are also welcomed.


At Cactus Cantina only the freshest ingredients are used and a large menu guarantees that there is a dish for everyone. The restaurant offers Tex-Mex cuisine in an enjoyable, casual, high-energy environment. Cactus Cantina is uniquely known for their five star level of service and affordably priced options. Located in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, between Glover Park and Tenley Town, Cactus Cantina guests have an opportunity to dine for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests may choose to dine inside the restaurant where it is a cultural experience thorough a Mexican exposition of artwork and décor or dine outside on the large seasonal wrap around patio. Make reservations for Cactus Cantina online at or by calling the restaurant at 202-686-7222. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

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