El Charrito Caminante
This takeout counter serves Salvadoran pupusas and really good tacos.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Matt McMillian
Comments () | Published October 13, 2006

El Charrito Caminante
Address: 2710-A N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 703-351-1177
Neighborhood: Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican, Salvadoran
Opening Hours: Monday; Wednesday through Sunday 10 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Tacos with chorizo, beef, beef tongue, or goat; loroco-stuffed pupusas; fried plantains; tamarind juice; mango juice.
Price Details: Pupusas, $1.50 each; Tacos, $2 each.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Cash Only

From April 2006 Dirt Cheap Eats

Find a stool and spread out your lunch on this popular carryout’s narrow counter. You’ll barely have room to eat, but it’s better than trying—and failing—to snack while you drive. As we learned the hard way, the excellent overstuffed tacos ($2 each), loaded with lettuce, salsa, and a choice of meats, including beef, beef tongue, chorizo, chicken, and goat, require all your attention and dexterity to eat without making a mess. For eating behind the wheel, we recommend a pupusa ($1.50) stuffed with loroco, a fragrant, edible bud from a Salvadoran flower.
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