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Abi Azteca Restaurant

Mexican, Latin, Central American
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3005 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4338
+1 703-979-3679
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Go to this place for the lunch specials. Pupusas are great. Food is overpriced otherwise. And avoid the margaritas.

Thank JPB_36
Arlington, Virginia
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Behind the 7-11 just off the Columbia Pike, this is another great little stop for pupusas in Arlington. Inexpensive platters for lunch with quick service, I always enjoy eating here. Some of the best tamales I've tasted, very smooth almost like a sweet corn soufflé. Colorful interior with friendly, attentive wait staff.

Thank zoomfish
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Abi's for 20+ years and love the restaurant. They have a fantastic weekday happy hour til 7:00pm with discounted margaritas which are fantastic. They don't taste like they are made with a mix and very generous sized glasses. The pupusas are delicious and they have a special crab pupusa but I prefer the mixed pork and... More 

1 Thank emchokie
Chisinau, Moldova
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Ate here for the first time in several years (prior visits 2009-2010) and it was just as good as I remembered. I pretty much always get the combination with a tamal (I get chicken) and pupusa. It is always great and the waitresses are friendly. Good spot for lunch. Give it a try!

1 Thank platypustheking
Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Situated next to a 7/11 and blocked from view by a McDonald's, I was a little apprehensive about this place, but SO pleasantly surprised! This is exactly what I hope for when I look for authentic "hole in the wall" restaurants. I ordered the Pollo Entomatado and was brought a massive plate of which I could only finish half. I... More 

1 Thank Ashley H
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

First, let me say that we went during the FIFA cup USA game. The restaurant was packed with people watching the game, which significantly slowed our food delivery. However, the service was very attentive, the atmosphere was family friendly and the food was good. The place looks like a hole in the wall...and it was! that being said, we were... More 

Thank MLA23
Annandale, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

For latino food, this is the place to go. Had the steak/shrimp(2)/scallop(2) meal. Came with an assortment of peppers/tomato/onion cooked with the scallop/shrimp. I think the pepper was soaked in a salsa (or some other spice) that was very tasty. Waiter service was excellent. Only complaint was that this restaurant had a group of tables (12?) that was right next... More 

Thank gordonstorr
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2013

First, this place is a dive -- a hole in the wall kinda place. That said, its one of my favorite places to eat. Great authentic mexican and el salvadorian at dirt cheap prices. Great happy hour too. Staff are wonderful although a few struggle with their English. Been eating here for at least once a week for almost ten... More 

Thank Bryan D
Springfield, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I just have to say that this is a low-key kinda place that serves well prepared authentic food, if you feel the need to dress up fancy and spend large amounts of cash to impress your date just pass by this. If you really want to have a memorable date then come here! The point at Abi is to enjoy... More 

Thank Mark H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Abi's has been our favorite local spot for the last few years. The place is certainly no frills, but welcoming and authentic. My husband is Salvadorean and definitely picky when it comes to pupusas (no one makes them better then his mom). He loves this place! He says they are the second best he has had. They are not greasy-... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3005 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-979-3679

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