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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'd give this little Mexican/Salvadoran spot 3.5 stars. This is a hole in the wall, to be sure - warped linoleum, old tables and chairs, sticky menus. But the food was good and the price can't be beat. I wasn't a fan of the (free) chips & salsa - chips were a little stale and the salsa was a weird... More

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This restaurant seems to be Mexican restaurant for my opinion. I am not sure about it. By the way, there are many menus coming with weird names for me. I really didn't know what kind of food in the menu. So, I just ordered one dish with my common sense coming from hungry. It is steamed rice and chicken burrito.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

La Union is a comfortable homey restaurant in a mostly residential area of Arlington Co. In the 1970s I remember this used to be a High's convenience store. Nice service, the burritos, tacos, guacamole, chicken/sour cream dish, all very good. Reasonable prices. The menu is pretty big, and no loud music, yay! Family recommended this place, and the El Tipico... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I vacationed in El Salvador many years ago. So when I started looking for a restaurant that had home cooked Salvadorean food it was a long journey until we found this delightful little restaurant very close to the Ballston area in Arlington, VA. This is a family run restaurant. The whole family is involved cooking, serving, being fine hosts. This... More

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McLean, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went to the restaurant by a recommendation of a friend. The food was simply amazing and the server was great. Always with a smile and the food was serve super fast even when the day was so busy. I are the pupusas with chicken and cheese and there were super delicious.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We ate at La Union on a busy Saturday night. The restaurant was packed and we grabbed the last open table. The waiter brought us the obligatory chips and salsa to start as he took our drink order. The chips and salsa were just OK. The salsa was very liquidy and hot. The chips were run of the mill. I... More

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Arlington, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We love coming here to meet up with friends. Simple atmosphere but good food and selection. Waitstaff always friendly and welcoming. Very home-y. The soups on the weekends are interesting and delicious! My favorite dish are the sour cream chicken enchiladas!

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

La Union, is definitely one of the top three Mexican restaurants in Arlington. I wouldn't rate it as high if I was comparing it to Mexican restaurants in Texas, but for the DC metro it's hard to beat. The small restaurant was filled when we dined on a Friday night and the servers work as a team so you are... More

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Boston, MA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I never would have found this place were it not for previous TA reviews, and I'm glad I looked. Not really near anything in Arlington, but not too hard to get to if you have a car. The service was very good, the food was wonderful (enchilada trio and beef nachos), and the atmosphere was appropriately casual. Dinner for 2... More

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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

La Union is one of my favorite restaurants. The staff is always very friendly as they welcome you into the restaurant and take close care of you until you leave. The pork and cheese papusas are my favorite and I really enjoy the enchiladas too. During my last visit, I tried the sour cream chicken enchiladas for the first time... More

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