1727 N. Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: South American, Mexican
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rosslyn, Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
Small plates $5 to $11; entrées $9 to $18.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: You’ll find the usual pileup of Americanized chimichangas and burritos in this colorful dining room, but the more traditional Mexican specials are the reason to grab a table. Not to mention a bottomless supply of freshly fried chips and dark-roasted salsa.
What to get: Fried sweet plantains with sour cream; shrimp ceviche; chicken-stuffed tamales; carnitas, caramelized hunks of pork with garlic and onion; pork tacos; chicken in rich mole sauce.
Best for: A pick-me-up meal. If the sunny vibe doesn’t do it, the margaritas will.
Insider tip: At lunch, two tacos—or a taco and an enchilada—plus beans and rice are $5.50.
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner.
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