Address: 300 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA
Opening Hours: Open Monday and Wednesday through Friday noon to 10, Saturday 11 to 10, Sunday 11 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: East Falls Church
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Fried arepas with egg, carne mechada, or served plain; salteñas; corn salad; black-bean soup; sopa de mani (peanut soup); black beans and rice; diputado, (steak sandwich); cuatro leches cake.
Price Details: Starters $2.49 to $8.99, entrées $10.99 to $16.99.
The culinary traditions of Venezuela, Bolivia, and Chile
dominate this down-to-earth restaurant next to a divey motel. The popular
arepas are made with English-muffin-size rounds of cornmeal
bread, fried or grilled and piled high with meats and veggies. We love the
Reina stuffed with chicken salad and avocado and the Sifrina, topped with
A light meal can be made of black-bean soup and a tropical
salad with mango, papaya, and grilled chicken; bigger appetites call for
sandwiches such as the Diputado, with sirloin and a fried egg.
Also good: “JP’s favorite” arepa,
with sirloin, onion, and cilantro; corn salad; avocado salad with grilled