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“Super impressed with this Bolivian restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sibarita

Sibarita
2716 Washington Blvd, 22201, Arlington, VA
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Ranked #117 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: South American
Description: Bolivian restaurant. New. Instead of Don Arthuro.
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Description: Bolivian restaurant. New. Instead of Don Arthuro.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Super impressed with this Bolivian restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My adult daughter and I went here today for lunch and were blown away. The restaurant looks tiny and the configuration is a bit unconventional but don't let that dissuade you from eating here. Started with an order of K'allu con pan which is a delicious roll slathered in spicy chimichurri and served with a lovely tomato, red onion, and queso salad. Then we had a Masaco of yuca and queso that was fluffy and perfectly cooked. We shared two entrees one was Silpancho de Cordero which is an herb seasoned, pounded lamb loin that is fried and served with delicious white rice and surprisingly delicious "fat fries" of potato. The second entree was Churrasco Bramador - a perfectly seasoned beef, grilled [I believe it was skirt] steak that was tender and delicious served with Bolivian "cheesy rice," fried yuca, and a tomato, onion and beet relish. The starches on both plates looked plain and we expected them to be bland but were so glad to be wrong! The Bolivian "cheesy rice" was confusing in a good way. The aroma didn't match the flavor at all and the texture was so unusual! My daughter thinks that the appetizer roll with chimichurri would be incredible served with the beef. There was also plantain chips served with a delicious spicy salsa on the table. We will be back and have already told people how good the food is here. Definitely worth trying and very reasonably priced.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Scary on the outside, delightful on the inside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is really freaky outside, but once you get in the tiny building you will be shocked at both the cozy atmosphere and amazing food. I went there after work with some fellow interns and when we pulled in we almost turned around. However, being adventurous foodies, we walked in and were led to an adorable seating area in the back. The decor was modest but authentic and the menu is reasonably priced. The food is SO good! Very generous portions and very tasty. The service was a bit slow and our waitress seemed cold and unfriendly, but otherwise this was a great experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colbert, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What a treat!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We happened into this restaurant last week while in town for our brother's burial at Arlington. And what a great discovery it was!! The prices were reasonable and the food was GREAT!!! The servers couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. It was truly the highlight of our couple of days in Arlington. DO try it and do yourself a favor!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food and service is GREAT here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Sibarita restaurant serves authentic Bolivian food that is YUMMY! The prices are reasonable and service is always friendly.
The atmosphere is welcoming, clean and there is a variety of food to choose from.
5 stars all around!!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Generous portions and hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We were looking for a place for a quick bite without the parking hassles in Clarendon. This is a little gem. The dining room is in the rear and we had a wonderful host named Jorge who helped us make our selections. Good food, tasty Bolivian beers and generous portions. The fresh tomato salad was really yummy. We really liked the lively music - a real blast from the past!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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