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La Union Restaurant

5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
703-522-0134
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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
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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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
42 helpful votes 42 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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