Alegria, web site, 111 Church Street Northwest, Vienna, VA, 703-261-6575, their hours seem to be in flux but don’t count on them being open at lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot]
Run by a Turk, with an oddly yuppie feel, extremely noisy, but still some of the very best Mexican food in Virginia. The chile relleno is the real thing. High standards of quality. Recommended, especially if you get there early. It tastes truly fresh, though the prices are not so cheap. Currently they seem to be opening at 4:30 and not taking reservations, we’ll see if that policy persists.