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La Union Restaurant

5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
+1 703-522-0134
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pupusas” (11 reviews)
“carne asada” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
€€ - €€€
5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love La Union -- El Salvadoran food is delicious, easy place to bring a loud family group -- good service. We'll keep coming back!

Thank Ojindiskwe
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I just shared this is Yelp... But for the no-yelpers, I also wish to share my opinion... :-) It reads: Tired of same no flavor food??? Well, this is is the place to try something different, top notch, one of a kind, "where locals eat"...More

Thank Guillermos99
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very tasty food. I tried the red snapper. It was fresh and perfectly cooking. I tried horchata, yummy! My husband have a ensalada drink, which is a mixed of natural fruits. We started with nachos carne asada and chicken, they were tasty and fresh.

Thank Caro2122
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Ate here on recommendation of friend who is from Texas and she said it's the best she has found in the D.C. area. I had my usual Carne Asada. Could very easily been perfect. First, service, waitperson and cleanliness was great. Restaurant even had Aloe...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A small, family-owned gem that has a wide variety of Central American entrees. Margaritas are reasonably priced, although a little too sweet (for my taste); parking is very limited; and you may arrive only to learn there is a huge event going on or that...More

Thank Dabarton
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a fantastic place for Tex-mex and Salvadorean food. Try the pork and cheese papusas! The fajitas and lomo saltado are also excellent, as is everything else I've tried. Friendly and fast service, reasonable prices -- all the locals go here, for good reason....More

1  Thank robertbY9454NT
Reviewed 14 November 2016

What a surprise! Pupusas to start, exceptional marinated ribeye tex-mex style, and coconut-crusted fried ice cream to finish, with margaritas, of course... MUST save room for their unique fried ice cream. One of those special combinations of just great food and great staff makes it...More

1  Thank MarkInArlington
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food is great. Their guacamole is fresh with a little tomato & onion & comes in several sizes with chips that are very good, thin, crispy, fresh & not greasy. Their salsa is good served gratis with chips with lunch & dinner. Our favorite...More

Thank viaggiareconpoco
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Had a great lunch at this place, the food was fresh and authentic and the service very friendly. It's located in a bit of a divey looking shopping strip, but it has great food. I had the carne asada and it was tender and cooked...More

Thank tropicalfan
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I eat here three or four times a month. For El Salvadorian food, order off the appetizer menu. Excellent tamales, enchilada El Salvadorian, and pupusas. Staff is friendly and attentive. The tacos al carbon are quite good as well.

Thank Alan S
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15 April 2017|
Response from MarkInArlington | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Full bar, great margaritas. Thanks for asking...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-522-0134
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