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Cerrito's Pupuseria

Salvadoran, South American
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43137 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly, VA
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
A true hole in the wall

After passing this place 2x a day for years we stopped in for takeout during yesterday snow storm. Great food, huge portions, and very affordable. Fed 4 people with leftovers for $21. Will go back for more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
maribeth b
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Aldie, Virginia
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Aldie, Virginia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After passing this place 2x a day for years we stopped in for takeout during yesterday snow storm. Great food, huge portions, and very affordable. Fed 4 people with leftovers for $21. Will go back for more.

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great Food. Nice People. Big portions. Rich flavors. Good prices. Friendly atmosphere, and everything is fresh, fresh, fresh....The food here is much better than most places in Fairfax and Loudoun, especially the shrimp. BUT, it's dirty. Really pretty dirty. They need to take everything out and scrub this place down. The parking lot is the parking lot. If you don't... More 

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Maryland
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped for some takeout to bring back to our hotel. The place is tiny but the staff was friendly. We ordered papusas and tacos and were shocked at how big the servings were for the low price. Later when we opened the container up for dinner, the flavors were shockingly fresh and complex, so satisfying and flavorful. If you... More 

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South Riding, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ok, the place doesn't look like much, and most of the clientel are day laborers, and no one that works there speaks much English, but the food is AMAZING! We usually order it to go, because the place is tiny and usually packed. My husband's family is from California, and my mother-in-law loves this place. She has to go every... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you aren't wearing work boots, paint-splattered or grass stained clothes, you are overdressed for this establishment, but be prepared to enjoy some delicious pupusas, tender chicken and appetizing soup. If the atmosphere isn't in your comfort zone, the waitresses speak English and will prepare anything to go for you. The pupusas and tart slaw are really good and I... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

O M G. My family was starving, looking for a reasonable place to eat in the Dulles Airport area and I came across this place while filling up gas nearby. Let's just say that my mom is still talking about the restaurant to this day. It is a dive, it is located off the highway, and the parking lot becomes... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The food here is absolutely amazing. The tacos are brimming with well seasoned meat (I get steak, and they're fantastic!), and served with the freshest crema and flavorful salsa. Their beef soup is the best in the area, and while pupusas aren't my thing, I have friends who say they are authentic, and delicious. My co-workers and I visit probably... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Heard good things about this little place, but it's not my kind of food. It caters mostly to day laborers, at least during lunch, and they are a friendly bunch - but the place gets packed. Little English spoken, but we managed to get good service. Big portions, wide variety - everything was quite good, but too much corn for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43137 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Salvadoran, South American

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