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El Charrito Caminante

Latin, Central American, Mexican, South American
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2710 Washington Blvd, "# A", Arlington, VA 22201-1939
+1 703-351-1177
10:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Consistently good quality Salvadoran-Mexican menu items. Good pupusas. The cheese steak sandwich is arguably one of the best values in Arlington. Delicious and only around 5-6 bucks.

Thank zoomfish
Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I've been visiting this place for years and will continue for many years to come. It's a neighborhood/Arlington place but one that the out of towner should visit for its authenticity. Inexpensive and delicious. All meals.

Thank Jack D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I love this place and it is rapidly becoming my favorite get away lunch spot. Let's be honest it!s a dive. But the food ricks and you can't beat the prices. Tacos are half the price of the mainstream district taco but five times as good. The yuca con chicharon comes with four or five meaty not fatty pork bits.... More 

Thank PacoFlp
Fairfax, Virginia
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Made while you wait, the pupusas are a great deal and good if you need to grab a snack to go. They are served with tangy slaw and sauce in aluminum foil hot off the griddle so they are steaming hot! There are a few bar stools at the counter, so if you like very casual dining this is the... More 

Thank Marcia2424
Sterling, Virginia
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

So I took some student to El Charrito today for a lunch adventure and was very happy with our decision to dine here. Just picked this place randomly and decided to check it out. So its 90% takeout food but there are about 10 stools to sit on at the bar area where the food is served. It got faily... More 

Stony Point, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

So good..so cheap..Had a few things Tamales..goat pupusas and more mmmm REALLY really delicious The older ladies pounding the flat bread was a real treat..GO there!

Thank kristlkrost
Arlington, VA, USA
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Probably the best pupusas I've had and for $1.50 each. The tamales are nothing to write home about and the maduros are mediocre. The tacos (one beef and one chorizo) are good. Overall, you can't beat the price.

Thank Francisco M
Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

To me, there is almost nothing better than the steak sandwich at El Charrito! I could eat one every day of my life. Pupusas and carne asada plates are excellent choices as well. Strayed one time when I ordered the chicharones with yuca fries, and it was not so good. So if you stick to the steak dishes, you'll love... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We order from here at least once a week. Great food at fantastic prices! Dinner for 3 people under $20!

Thank kgpena
Arlington, Virginia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

My wife and I have been to El Charrito Caminante a couple times, and we're hooked! We love the goat tacos and chorizo tacos. They're big, authentic and taste great! The burritos are great too. Haven't tried the nachos yet, but if they're anything like the picture they will not disappoint! Straight up, try this place! You will not be... More 

Thank Chris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Central American, Mexican, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2710 Washington Blvd, "# A", Arlington, VA 22201-1939
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-351-1177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?