Address: 1727 N. Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
South American, Mexican
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 2:30 PM; Dinner Monday through Friday from 5 to 10; Saturday from 5 to 11; Brunch Sunday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rosslyn, Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Fried plantains with sour cream; queso fundido; shrimp ceviche; maritas de puerco; carnitas; grilled-shrimp mexicali; pork tacos; tamales; wine-braised rabbit; chicken mole; mojitos.
Price Details: Small plates $5 to $11; entrées $9 to $18.
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
There are the obligatory enchiladas and quesadillas at this
sunset-hued dining room, but the reasons to come are the regional Mexican
specialties such as black mole, a complex and aromatic sauce that
enlivens a breast of chicken, and masitas de puerco, cubes of
crispy pork shoulder scented with orange.
You could easily fill up on the deliciously smoky salsa. Still,
it’s tough to say no to starters like crusty-fried plantains with sour
cream or a martini glass brimming with shrimp ceviche. Dessert is all
about the sugar-dusted sopapillas.
Also good: Guacamole; queso fundido;
chicken tamales; lamb tacos.