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El Charrito Caminante

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2710 Washington Blvd, "# A", Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 351-1177
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cheap Eats: authentic Mexican/Salvadoran food

I love this place and it is rapidly becoming my favorite get away lunch spot. Let's be honest it!s a dive. But the food ricks and you can't beat the prices. Tacos are half the price of the mainstream district taco but five times as good. The yuca con chicharon comes with four or five meaty not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love this place and it is rapidly becoming my favorite get away lunch spot. Let's be honest it!s a dive. But the food ricks and you can't beat the prices. Tacos are half the price of the mainstream district taco but five times as good. The yuca con chicharon comes with four or five meaty not fatty pork bits.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Made while you wait, the pupusas are a great deal and good if you need to grab a snack to go. They are served with tangy slaw and sauce in aluminum foil hot off the griddle so they are steaming hot! There are a few bar stools at the counter, so if you like very casual dining this is the... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

So I took some student to El Charrito today for a lunch adventure and was very happy with our decision to dine here. Just picked this place randomly and decided to check it out. So its 90% takeout food but there are about 10 stools to sit on at the bar area where the food is served. It got faily... More 

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Stony Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

So good..so cheap..Had a few things Tamales..goat pupusas and more mmmm REALLY really delicious The older ladies pounding the flat bread was a real treat..GO there!

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Arlington, VA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Probably the best pupusas I've had and for $1.50 each. The tamales are nothing to write home about and the maduros are mediocre. The tacos (one beef and one chorizo) are good. Overall, you can't beat the price.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

To me, there is almost nothing better than the steak sandwich at El Charrito! I could eat one every day of my life. Pupusas and carne asada plates are excellent choices as well. Strayed one time when I ordered the chicharones with yuca fries, and it was not so good. So if you stick to the steak dishes, you'll love... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We order from here at least once a week. Great food at fantastic prices! Dinner for 3 people under $20!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I have been to El Charrito Caminante a couple times, and we're hooked! We love the goat tacos and chorizo tacos. They're big, authentic and taste great! The burritos are great too. Haven't tried the nachos yet, but if they're anything like the picture they will not disappoint! Straight up, try this place! You will not be... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I love coming by to visit Jose and the family. (No, not mine, his!) But anyway, their no-nonsense demeanor always cracks a smile when i walk in & he knows what I want... taco (or if I'm really hungry, a burrito) de lengua, herb papusa, with a strawberry-banana Jumex. Basic, quick, awesome food.

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Arlington VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I have traveled for tacos, and I keep coming back to TECC for the best there is in this area. Try the lengua for flavor that is out of this world! The cabrito is delicious as well, but if you want a little smokey flavor, try the barbacoa. The chorizo is a bit of a disappointment for me, but my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2710 Washington Blvd, "# A", Arlington, VA 22201
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 351-1177
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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