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La Union Restaurant

5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
703-522-0134
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Ranked #37 of 676 restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican, Salvadoran
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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
1 review
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I ordered two kinds of pupusa, a taco plate, and a Pilesner and couldn't finish. They don't do things small at La Union, and the service is amazing; casual but attentive.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went to lunch at La Union with four co-workers. We had a fantastic lunch, it was enjoyed by all and rated highly by all. The menu was comprehensive; and the food was very good with generous portions. Most entrees in the $9-$12 range. The staff are fantastic.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

You can't beat La Union for Mexican and Salvadorean within the city of Arlington. There are several places around, but nothing else even comes close. Nothing fancy here, but the staff is very friendly and accommodating, the food is fresh, authentic, and delicious, and it's inexpensive (by DC standards). Great service, highly recommended!

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