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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

Cheap Eats 2010: Don Churro Café

100 great places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: The energy of vibrant blue walls and cheery artwork is echoed in the food, a mash-up of Hispanic cuisine’s greatest hits—from the Peruvian beef strips called lomo saltado to Colombian arepas to gambas al ajillo, a popular tapa in Spain.

What to get: Ceviche mixto, a colorful tangle of lime-soaked white fish, squid, and red onion; beef empanadas; llapingachos, fried rounds of mashed potato stuffed with cheese and avocado; parrillada, an homage to Argentina with spicy sausage, short ribs, and an herby chimichurri sauce that can feed four; churros, the skinny, ridged tubes of dough that are best with dulce de leche.

Best for: A lively alternative to the area’s ubiquitous Salvadoran/Mexican hybrids.

Insider tip: On Friday and Saturday nights, live music adds energy but makes it hard to hear your tablemates.

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