El Charrito Caminante

This takeout counter serves Salvadoran pupusas and really good tacos.

From April 2006 Dirt Cheap Eats

Find a stool and spread out your lunch on this popular carryout’s narrow counter. You’ll barely have room to eat, but it’s better than trying—and failing—to snack while you drive. As we learned the hard way, the excellent overstuffed tacos ($2 each), loaded with lettuce, salsa, and a choice of meats, including beef, beef tongue, chorizo, chicken, and goat, require all your attention and dexterity to eat without making a mess. For eating behind the wheel, we recommend a pupusa ($1.50) stuffed with loroco, a fragrant, edible bud from a Salvadoran flower.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.