South American
Cuisine in the Heart
of Washington D.C.

Our menu features dishes from multiple countries across this beautiful continent, from Uruguay and Argentina to Peru and Colombia. Located only a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Buen provecho!

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Business Hours:
Lunch: Thursday-Saturday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm



Join us on Sunday, September 10 for a special event.

Musicians and finalists of La Voz (The Voice) Uruguay Raul Lemos and Gabriel Morgade of Los de tu tierra are coming to Del Sur Cafe for one night only. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see them play in an intimate setting. Tickets are $25 and limited! Call 202-758-0228 to purchase.

A nuestros queridos clientes y amigos

We understand that this pandemic has affected all of us in many ways and much of our lives have changed. Food that is familiar and connected to positive memories has the ability to evoke a feeling of well-being. It is our hope that our food can provide some sense of normalcy during these uncertain times.  

The use of a mask is now optional throughout D.C. We ask all patrons to continue to stay home if they feel sick and to follow quarantine guidelines if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. We appreciate your partnership in keeping us all safe as we continue to navigate this new world.


Our Signature Dishes

Check out some of the most popular dishes from our menu below.


From ceviche to empanadas, our appetizers are perfect to share and offer a variety of options to fit any taste.

Main Dishes

Our entrees are the heart of our menu and feature many beloved dishes from Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru.


Leave Room for our homemade assortment of South American desserts.

Join us for happy hour at Del Sur Cafe!

Our happy hour is from Tuesday - Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Check out the menu for pricing and details.

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Our Signature Dishes

Our signature dishes include the chivito sandwich and the parrillada.
The chivito is the national dish of Uruguay. It was created in 1944 at the Punta Del Este restaurant called El Mejillón. The story goes that a tourist came to the restaurant asking for goat meat (chivo). The owner of the restaurant did not have goat meat, but instead of turning the customer away he decided to serve them a sandwich with thin flank steak and added ham, cheese, egg, and other items from the kitchen hoping that they wouldn’t notice. The customer loved the sandwich so much that it was added to the menu and has become a quintessentially Uruguayan dish.

The parrillada consists of a platter of grilled meats including flank steak, short ribs, Argentinian sausage, sweetbread, and blood sausage. It is served with chimichurri sauce and is typically shared and enjoyed at social gatherings, among friends and family.


We only accept reservations of 4 or more. To make a reservation you can call us directly at 202-758-0228 during business hours or contact us via e-mail at

Taking the metro is recommended as there is limited street parking available. We are located two blocks from the Dupont Circle metro stop on the red line. If you are driving, there is a parking lot located next to the PNC Bank at 1919 Massachusetts Avenue NW. 

We look forward to seeing you at Del Sur Cafe!