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Don Churro Cafe

127 reviews
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$30 and under
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South American
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Don Churro Cafe is a fun and colorful restaurant in Chantilly, Washington, D.C. It received the Diner's Choice Award in 2013 and 2015 for fantastic food in a friendly atmosphere. The brightly painted walls, authentic South American artwork and traditional Latino menu create an appealing environment for a casual lunch or dinner. At Don Churro Cafe, different South American cultures are celebrated throughout the year during significant holidays.

Each dish from Don Churro Cafe is inspired by Latin American or Spanish cuisine. Some dishes are a mix of traditional foods from these areas, while others have a modern take on old-fashioned favorites. The namesake foods offered at the restaurant are the classic churros, cooked with dulce de leche or served plain. The main menu has hot and cold tapas, soups, salads and sandwiches along with a variety of rice, bean, tortilla and cheese dishes with steak or chicken.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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South American, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:30 - 8:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 378-1211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Esteban Garces
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Private party facilities
Celebrate your next social or corporate event with us. Our contemporary and colorful dining area combined with our friendly and professional team will make sure to make your event memorable. We'll work with you to create the perfect menu for the occasion and take care of all the details.
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Private party contact
Fausto Garces: (844) 849-4873
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We offer delivery of catering for off-premise events, offering Latin America's best culinary creations, prepared for your home or office. Our Sales Staff can assist you with arranging all of your details for any event.
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Cross street
Route 50
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Parking details
Plenty of parking spaces are available at the shopping center's public lot.
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Live music on special occasions, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and other events throughout the year. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive information about specials, discounts, events and much more.

Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Malby (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

This was my 2nd time eating at Don Churro's. I really enjoy the diversity of menu items and have enjoyed my entree's and apps every time. Love their empanada selection and their main dishes. Great place -- can't wait to go back & take more friends!

vipMEB1 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

For latin fare that isn't always easy to find on the menu, this is a fun place. The quality isn't great, the steak was tough, the pupusas a bit soggy ... but the pisco sour was good, the avocados are always ripe, and the plantains are divine. It's not a fancy place, but it is priced appropriately.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2016

The food was great, and so was the service.

Jose (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

Food was very good. I am not from the area, but have been to this place several times in the past when visiting. I had looked forward to the music that they used to have as well as the unusual menu choices. In addition, and perhaps because of the music, there had been a much more vibrant feel to the place when I had been there previously. There were few diners, but the server was very friendly, as was the (I assume) owner.

unhappy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

I was happily surprised that the food was delicious. The restaurant is small but the service is great. It is very hard to find a restaurant that offers Latin American food that is good. Trust me I have had my share of bad experiences. I will definitely come back to eat at this restaurante specially for their desserts. Yummy!!

vipvivalavida (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

This is a terrific restaurant with a lot of South American cuisine options. Our group enjoyed lunch thoroughly. We plan to go back soon.

GatorFan (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

Arepas with amazing pork for apps, Arroz con Pollo. Excellent, we will go back.

anakarerina (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Nice presentation of the food, they need to work on the flavor and texture, specially of Arepas and patacones.

Mark (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Food was very good. Waiters had a hard time understanding English, but got orders right. Smallish place that wasn't busy on Saturday night. Let us sit there for a while after we finished our meals.

vipQuickNap (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

Due to some last minute changes in our plans, we had to find a restaurant for the Baptismal party for our grandson. We had over 20 people coming but the staff at Don Churro's rose to the occasion and made the whole event a pleasant one. The food was good and the service was great and they made it all look efffortless. A very welcoming place, all in all, and a very accommodating staff, given our size, age range, and noise level :-)

MealwithYolanda (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

Very friendly staff. Since some in my group spoke spanish as a first language the staff was accomidating to them in conversation but spoke English to those in party who did not speak Spanish. They did this smoothly and so no one felt uncomfortable. On top of that the food was excellent and the service very timely.

vipMari (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

It is a small place , and I am happy I found it! The churros are fantastic, it makes me want to go back just for dessert!

MealwithYolanda (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was great and we loved the music. We will defitnitly return. The staff was very friendly and helped give it a homey comfortable atmosphere.

Dougnval (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2015

we love Don Churro's. This place is a hidden gem in the Kmart shopping center on Rt 50 in Chantilly. Tapas restaurants are hard to find,,especially good ones. This place is authentic, the staff is attentive, and it appears to be owned and staffed by south american transplanted folks. I always say, if the local population from a particular region in the world is eating at a local joint from that region,,,,it must be the good stuff. And this is definitely the case here. Of note: their desserts are spectacular, especially the churros. I am craving them now.

vipmrfixit0025 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2014

I really like the new lunch menu at Don Churro's and highly recommend it. You get good-sized portions at a decent price and the servers are usually attentive.