Details

Guajillo

1727 N. Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

703-807-0840

Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse

Cuisines: 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

Nearby Metro Stops: Rosslyn, Court House

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.guajillogrill.com/

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.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating

Cheap Eats 2009: Guajillo

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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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