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What kind of food does Café Atlántico serve? What is Nuevo Latino cuisine?

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Café Atlántico serves contemporary signature cuisine and is inspired by the “Nuevo Latino” style. The kitchen has its roots in the cooking traditions of Latin America but the menu also displays the playfulness and innovation you would expect from the home of minibar. Highlights include tuna and coconut ceviche, scallops with coconut rice and foie gras soup.

Does Café Atlántico accept reservations?

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Café Atlantico is currently closed.

What is the minibar?

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minibar by josé andrés is a six seat restaurant within a restaurant located on the second floor of Café Atlántico. The innovative tasting menu features 26-30 of José‘s most imaginative creations. This is food that owes as much to art and science as it does to gastronomy, food that is as much about the brain and eye as it is about the tongue and stomach, food that forces the diner to rethink food and its presentation.

For a complete FAQ about minibar by josé andrés, please click here.

What is Latino Dim Sum?

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Latino Dim Sum is Café Atlántico’s spin on the Chinese traditional family-style brunch. The small dishes offered have a Latin accent. Highlights from the dim sum menu include cauliflower-quinoa “cous-cous”, huitlacoche and wild mushroom quesadilla, seared cigala with vanilla oil, fried eggs with black beans & pork, potato & vanilla mousse with American caviar and pan dulce with cinnamon syrup. (Options change frequently, so please call to confirm the availability of any specific dish.)

How much is Latino Dim Sum? What if I don’t eat meat? Do I have to get the whole dim sum menu or can I order a la carte?

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You can elect to either do one of our two dim sum tasting menus or order ala carte. The chef’s dim sum tasting menu (14 dishes) is available for $34.95. A vegetarian dim sum tasting menu (12 dishes) is priced at $24.95 per person. Individual items may be ordered a la carte and are priced between $2.00-$8.00.

When are you open? What are your hours?

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CAFÉ ATLANTICO IS NOW CLOSED

What is the nearest metro?

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Café Atlántico is located one block North of the Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter stop on the Green/Yellow lines, and two blocks South of the Gallery Place stop on the Red line.

Could you give me directions?

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Café Atlántico is located on 8th and D Streets NW, in DC’s Penn Quarter.

From the North, take 9th Street NW heading south, and take a left on D Street NW, and then your first left onto 8th Street NW. We are the second doorway on your right.

From the South, take 7th Street NW heading north, and take a right on D Street NW. 8th Street with be your first right, and we’re on your immediate right.

For a map of the area, visit our contact page by clicking here, and click on the map.

What is Café Atlántico’s dress code?

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Café Atlántico does not have an official dress code. Dress tends to be upscale casual.

Does Café Atlántico offer gift cards?

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Gift cards are available at the restaurant or by fax. You can download the gift card order form by clicking here, then complete it and fax it back to us at (202) 393-0555.

ThinkFoodGroup gift cards are available online and can be redeemed at Café Atlántico, minibar by josé andrés or any ThinkFoodGroup restaurant in the DC area, including Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya. Minimum of $25. Click here to buy online!

Please note: a gift card does not guarantee a reservation at minibar by josé andrés. Reservations for gift card holders are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For details on making a minbar reservation, click here.

How do I check my gift card balance?

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You can check the balance of your gift card by clicking here.

Can I purchase a gift (dinner, a bottle of wine, dessert, etc…) for someone dining at the restaurant using a credit card over the phone?

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Yes, that is possible by using an acceptance of payment form, which you can download by clicking here. Please include the guests’ reservation information and any special instructions, then fax it to the restaurant at 202-393-0555 in advance of their reservation. We do not accept credit card purchases over the phone.

Does Café Atlántico have parking?

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Yes, we offer valet parking for $11, after 5 PM Tuesday through Sunday evenings, and 11:30-3 PM on Sundays for dim sum brunch.

Can I bring my own wine? Does Café Atlántico have a corkage fee?

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Café Atlántico offers an award winning wine list that is sure to accommodate all tastes and wallets. Our sommelier would be glad to help you with selecting the perfect wine from our list to accompany your meal. If, however, you do have a special bottle of wine you want to enjoy with your meal and do prefer to bring your own, you are welcome to do so. Please note we will assess a corkage fee of $20.

Can I bring a birthday cake?

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We offer an excellent selection of house made desserts that can all be served with a birthday candle. If you prefer, much like bringing your own wine, you are welcome to bring your own cake for a special occasion. Please be advised that there is a $2.50 cake plating fee per person.

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