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“A hidden gem!” 5 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 #48 of 160 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: Peruvian, South American
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Leesburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I go to La Chocita frequently for lunch or dinner. Though they have a lot of items on the menu I have not made it past the rotisserie chicken. It's amazing! It comes with your choice of two sides. It also comes with a mustard sauce on the side that I crave. The service is always fast and friendly. I am not sure but I believe it is family run and operated.

La Chocita does not serve alcohol of any type. It's great place for lunch, dinner or take-out. I enjoy sitting outside on their patio when the weather is nice.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Best Deal in Town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

In these hard economic times, where else can you feed a family of four a solid meal for less than $30?Excellent rotisserie chicken, with the owner's super-secret spice marinade that he buys in the old country (El Salvador?). Great place for sit down lunch in town, if you're really hungry get the Campesino Alegre--it's a huge platter of stuff with eggs on top. For sides, always get the fried Yucca - you can never go wrong. Pupusas (kinda like quesdillas) are made to order and excellent. Really good chicken soup, too. Everything tastes fresh and homemade. Attention my fellow celiacs: the tortillas used here are corn flour only-including for the pupusas (and no noodles in the soups). They have a kids menu too, this is a very informal place. We do lots of takeout from here, I swear it's cheaper to buy a family size chicken dinner here than it is to buy all the stuff and cook it myself. Waitstaff are very friendly and efficient too.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Northern Virginnie
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47 restaurant reviews
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“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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