Chirilagua, a neighborhood in Alexandria/Arlandria, at Mount Vernon Avenue and West Glebe Road.
Did you know that 350,000 Salvadoreans live in this area? I’ve decided that when it comes to El Salvadorean restaurants, there is no point in simply listing more of them. The key is to find out which dishes you like, not which restaurants you like.
Restaurants in this area include RT’s and Po Siam. Also located here is the Birchmere music hall.
A little further south are Bombay Curry Company and Los Tios. A little futher north are the taco trucks at Gunston.
- “The Changing Face Of Arlandria,” by Krissah Williams, The Washington Post, June 7, 2004
- “Chirilagua: 100% Salvadoreño! Washington DC Invites You Their Little El Salvador,” by Phalana Tiller, Urban Mozaik
Try the mussel appetizer.