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El Chalan - 1 Reviews - 1924 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC - Other Reviews - Phone (202) 293-2765

El Chalan

1924 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 293-2765
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El Chalan - Washington, DC


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Delicious South American cuisine! 5/2/2010

The food was hot and delicious, came out fast. There was a gentleman playing classical guitar in the corner, adding to the ambiance. All in all an awesome find in the basement of a nondescript I Street building. more

2006 Fall Dining Guide 10/14/2006

By Tom Sietsema Washington Post Magazine Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 Can't get to Lima? Your best alternative is a meal at the cramped, noisy, engaging El Chalan. The underground restaurant with the low ceilings and religious art has been pouring pisco sours and peeling potatoes -- which go into seemingly every other dish -- for a quarter-century, a small miracle in the here-today-gone-tomorrow restaurant business. An address near the World Bank helps explain all the Spanish in the air, while the kitchen, rather than the matter-of-fact service, is responsible for the many occupied tables. An appetizer of seviche -- tender shrimp and squid made colorful with sweet potatoes and corn -- is big enough to qualify as a whole meal; among entrees, sauteed beef in a jumble of potatoes, onions and tomatoes (lomo saltado) and shredded chicken in a faintly sweet peanut sauce compete for a diner's attention. more
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Northwest Washington, Northwest, Connecticut Ave/ K Street