Cheap Eats 2009: El Pike (Pike Pizza)
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 19, 2009
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El Pike (Pike Pizza)
Address: 4111 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703-521-3010
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: South American
Opening Hours: Monday through Wednesday 8:30 to 11, Thursday through Sunday 8:30 to 2.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Chicken or beef saltenas; huminitas; sopa de mani; lomo.
Price Details: Appetizers $1.35 to $6.95; entrées $5.15 to $11.50

Why go: Plates are as generous and hearty as the welcome at this bright refuge for Bolivians. Comfort food doesn’t get much more comforting.

What to get: Chicken or beef salteñas (weekends only); huminitas, a sweet, steamed corn cake; lomo (steak and eggs); sopa de mani, a wonderful beef-and-peanut soup.

Best for: A savory alternative to brunch; anyone who complains of still being hungry after eating at daintier places.

Insider tip: If you want to try salteñas but have eaten too much steak, do what many Bolivians do: Take some home. Fifteen minutes in a 350-degree oven and you’ve got a satisfying dinner.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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