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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New hours! We are open Tuesday through Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

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.  

We would also like to be able to provide some assistance to our employees who have worked tirelessly alongside us to make Del Sur Cafe a reality. We have set up a GoFundMe page in their honor and 100% of tips will go to this relief fund. If you would like to make a donation beyond this you are more than welcome to do so. You can find the link here

Now that our doors are open once more, we invite you to join us for a socially-distanced dining experience. We appreciate your partnership in keeping us all safe as we continue to navigate this new world.

Commitment to Health and Safety

Beyond our normal sanitation procedures, our workers will be wearing masks at all times while working inside the restaurant as well as during deliveries. We will not be accepting cash during this time due to the risk of contamination.We will continue to clean and disinfect throughout the restaurant with particular attention to high touch areas such as doorhandles, tables, chairs and our restrooms.


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 or stay at home and get your drinks delivered

Our happy hour is from Tuesday-Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Check out the menu for pricing and details. Don’t feel like venturing out? Not to worry, we are still offering many of our most popular drinks to go.

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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.


In order to maintain appropriate social distance for our customers, we cannot take reservations for parties of more than 6 people. Please call us directly (202.758.0228) for all reservations.

We look forward to seeing you at Del Sur Cafe!