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“Authentic but not for everyone” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Chocita Grill

La Chocita Grill
210 Loudoun St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175-3108
703-443-2319
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Ranked #43 of 168 restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Authentic but not for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

This place is a tiny hole-in-the wall cottage where you can get very tasty Salvadorean food and rotisserie chicken (and sides like yucca) in an elbow to elbow setting. Seriously, the food is darn good but if you have claustrophobia or need order and calm, this may not be the place for you. People waiting for take-out can block the front door completely and if it gets hectic orders may come out slowly or get scrambled. But whatever you get served you'll probably like it. Just smile and say gracias!

Visited November 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Northern Virginnie
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Like dining in a friend's comfy kitchen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We have been to La Chocita Grill a few times, and recently went there with friends. My friend's first comment upon entering the restaurant was, "This is just like eating in someone's kitchen!" and she is totally right - comfy chairs, colorful throws on the table, and the warm colors of the dining room make it feel like a home.
Their menu is extensive, and food is freshly prepared and cooked to order. They have no bar, and that adds to the cozy kitchen-y atmosphere. The specialty seems to be their delicious chicken and although they have food from Mexico, Latin, and South America on the menu, everything looks and smells delicious! I am especially fond of their cheese and pork pupusa, served with its wonderful cabbage slaw! Their combo plate has a bit of everything and seemed to be very popular the night we were there. But the next time, I will be ordering their amazing seafood soup/stew, especially after inhaling its aroma as it was served to a fellow diner. It will be just perfect, now that winter's arrived!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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“Won't be back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

We went with high hopes. How can you mess up chips and salsa? Stale/hard chips, watery salsa. Combo platter was fair at best. Shared with companion, and was his assessment as well. He had chicken as part of his meal, and that was good. We skipped the planned fried ice cream as we were so unimpressed. Huge disappointment.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, VA
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Go to La Chocita”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

After eating there many times, I can say everything is delicious! Prices are excellent and the portions are generous. One good clue: Many of the customers are Latino.

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great food and friendly staff1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

My family loves La Chocita Grill. The food is fantastic--Peruvian chicken and other specialties, plus things we'd think of as more Mexican, like tacos. The servers remembered us even though it had been several months since our last visit. They are always very friendly and love talking with my toddler. One waitress was even teaching her to count in Spanish. The restaurant is small and has a bit of outdoor seating in the back. The food is moderately priced, and you get lots of it, so it's a great value.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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