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La Union Restaurant

Mexican, Sushi, Salvadoran
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5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
703-522-0134
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm, friendly, good.

We come here somewhat regularly, when in Northern Virginia. The food is good without being unnecessarily complicated or expensive. The staff is flexible, and willing to change things to fit what you want. I usually get a papusa and a tamal, with beans and rice, and always enjoy them. My wife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We come here somewhat regularly, when in Northern Virginia. The food is good without being unnecessarily complicated or expensive. The staff is flexible, and willing to change things to fit what you want. I usually get a papusa and a tamal, with beans and rice, and always enjoy them. My wife likes their burritos. If you are looking for Mexican,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

From the moment I entered the restaurant I knew I had made a mistake. The first red flag was that it was post-apocalyptic empty. The second red flag was the cheap and boring interior. I brushed off these warning signs and proceeded to dine here. The waitress was friendly, but that didn't compensate for the dull food. I have been... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

La Union is a neighborhood gem. Great Salvadoran and Mexican food at affordable prices. Go for the Salvadoarwn food for a authentic treat. Pupusas are stuffed with filling and cheese and accompanied with a tasty slaw. Try the loroco and cheese for a real treat. El tipico, fried whole fish and brochettes ((porh, beef, chicken) are the best bets. And... More 

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Washington, DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It has been a while since my wife and I went to a Salvadoran restaurant, and after the Fiesta DC Latino festival in DC this September, I decided we would seek some out. Salvadoran restaurants are not hard to find around here, because Salvadorans make up 32% of the Hispanic population in DC, Virginia, and Maryland (262,000, to be more... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We've always enjoyed this restaurant. Great service, the food is consistently good, and the atmosphere is warm. Highly recommended

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Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-522-0134

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Sushi, Salvadoran
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?