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Don Churro Cafe

Don Churro Café is a unique South American restaurant offering a perfect combination of traditional dishes, authentic flavors and Latin hospitality for the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Our menu is truly a blend of ethnic traditions that come from our mixture of culinary heritages from South America and Spain. Mainly, our menu celebrates artisanal cooking from the countries in the Andean region and reflects its amazingly rich and diverse cuisine such as Peruvian ceviche, Bolivian salteñas, Chilean empanadas, Spanish gambas al ajillo, Ecuadorian hornado, Colombian bandeja paisa and Venezuelan arepas to name a few. Our namesake churros (CHUR-OS), a delicious pastry filled with dulce de leche, nutella or served plain are one of the best in the world.
These unique and delicious dishes await you in a colorful and cozy environment decorated with Latin art. Buen Provecho!
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45 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(45 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 45 reviews
5 stars
(14)
4 stars
(23)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(21)
  • kid-friendly(19)
  • fit for foodies(17)
  • good for groups(15)
  • great for lunch(11)
  • special occasion(5)
Don Churro Cafe Reviews List
Review 1 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

It's good.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"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."
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2008
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Review 2 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Enjoyed Don Churros!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"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!"
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/20/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 5 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was great, and so was the service."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"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."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
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Review 7 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Latin American Food!!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"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!!"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2005
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Review 9 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2010
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Review 10 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is a terrific restaurant with a lot of South American cuisine options. Our group enjoyed lunch thoroughly. We plan to go back soon."
Dined on 11/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 11 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The food was delicious!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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"Arepas with amazing pork for apps, Arroz con Pollo. Excellent, we will go back."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Service was excellent, the food is ok

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice presentation of the food, they need to work on the flavor and texture, specially of Arepas and patacones."
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2012
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/12/2015
 2004
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food - service ok

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2012
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Review 17 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Last minute party for 20+ and they handled it well

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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 :-)"
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 18 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/14/2015
 2010
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/14/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 21 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/29/2015
 2011
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 23 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2014
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Review 24 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/10/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Mother's Day Supper

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/05/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, late-night find
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Review 29 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food is really good!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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!"
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Food Wonderful Food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always excellent and authentic

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This is our second visit for a family group and we all enjoyed their cuisine to the max. We tried many different dishes that I can't remember by name. We kept ordering refills for their Sangria which was just great!!!! We plan to go back."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Don Churro Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great for weekday lunch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"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."
Dined on 12/10/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Don Churro Cafe
Based on the average of (12) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
7 out of 9 recommend this product
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate