El Pike (Pike Pizza)

4111 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22044


Neighborhood: Arlington

Cuisines: South American

Opening Hours:
Monday through Wednesday 9 AM to 11 PM, Thursday through Sunday 9 AM to 2 AM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Breakfast

Scene: Food Specials

Cheap Eats 2009: El Pike (Pike Pizza)

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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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