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Don Churro Cafe

13905-B Metrotech Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151

703-378-1211

Neighborhood: Chantilly/Centreville/Clifton

Cuisines: South American, Peruvian, Argentinian

Opening Hours:
Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.donchurrocafe.com/

Best Dishes:
Ceviche mixto; arepas; llapingachos, fried rounds of mashed potato; parillada; churros with dulce de leche.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials

Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Don Churro Cafe

From the cheery logo, you might think this is yet another slick Tex-Mex chain restaurant. You’d be wrong. The dining room is a warm space outfitted with Ecuadorian art, and the cooking could convince you an abuelita was working the stockpots.

The menu is long and probably too sprawling (it attempts to represent the Andean countries and Spain), but what’s good is very good. Choices include a shareable, brightly flavored Peruvian-style ceviche ($13.95), good arepas ($3.50 to $5.95), and a parillada for two ($43.95) that could satisfy four; featuring crusty-edged ribs with chimichurri, a surprisingly tender flank steak, and coarse-ground, chili-stoked Argentinean sausage, it amounts to a gaucho’s night of gluttony.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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