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“Good Food and Great Service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Union Restaurant

La Union Restaurant
Ranked #158 of 850 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Washington, DC
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We come here all teh time and really enjoy the simple fare. The Carne Asada is especially good- ask for it "Medium Rare" and it comes our perfect! Also great is the fried ice cream and fresh salsa.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Good food, fast service, and accommodated 12 of us quickly. Not much parking.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank shnicholas
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1 review
“Locals who love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

I often use trip advisor when I am on the road traveling for work and when I look at a review I always kinda wonder who writes the reviews. Well in this case I'm a local who has been going to La Union with my wife for the past couple of years since moving into the neighborhood. We love it. Sure it may not look like much from the outside but the food is great and the family that runs it are the friendliest. If you happen to be in Arlington and are feeling Mexican, skip the chains and go here. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank AS22205
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Arlington VA
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

We've been going to La Union since it opened years ago and we do take-out all the time. Super- friendly service and tasty food. My 10 year old son loves the sweet corn tamales and I love the sour cream enchiladas. Excellent carne asada and shrimp dishes too. Have a Regia and the flan!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KDUNNE
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Redmond, Washington
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent and Atypical Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We selected this restaurant based on family feedback, and the fact that they offer Central American food as opposed to Mexican fare. What a find!

Typical neighborhood restaurant, meaning that there is no pretense or "ambiance" to judge. None. But if you are looking for Central American food, this is the place. In La Union's case that means from El Salvador; and it matched what I expected in terms of choices.

Had a couple of tamales, which were as delicious as the Christmas tamales that little old ladies give you during the holidays in Central America (in my case that means Costa Rica). I am a snob about these, and very rarely order them in restaurants for that reason.

We never got to the Bistec main menu offering, because a light dinner and El Salvadoran beer on a Friday eve were all we had time for prior to a concert that we were headed to. Our waiter was none other than the owner, and he was as engaging as he was genuine. Our conversation with him darted in and out of both languages, and so often happens: it all depends on the topic.

Looking for Mexican? No idea, because we didn't try any. You can eat Mexican anywhere.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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