After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disc with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine at Los Chorros Restaurant. The family-owned-and-operated eatery in Wheaton prides itself on dependable corn-and-bean-conceived cuisine served in a cozy, friendly environment.
Perch on high-backed chairs to peruse the exhaustive menu of Latin-American flavors and start with a beefy app such as the taquitos ($8.95) or the Mexican pizza with melted cheese, guacamole, and shredded beef and chicken ($8.95). Vegetarians can advance directly to platanos con crema y frijoles, an order of deep-fried sliced plantains sided with sour cream and beans for dipping ($6.95). For heartier appetites, try an order of fajitas for two. The combo platter includes marinated steak, shrimp, chicken, and pork ribs, served with grilled veggies (tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers) and south-of-the-border toppers (guacamole and ranchera sauce), all for $31.95. For an authentic mouthful of El Salvador, stick your fork into a few pupusas, cheese-stuffed corn tortillas with a choice of six fillings, served with pickled cabbage and carrots ($1.75 each). Diners will also find a variety of burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, and egg-centric entrees.
Los Chorros’ combo platters, served with beans and rice and your choice of beef or chicken, appease appetites with attention deficits. Try the enchilada and taco ($9.95), pair of crispy tacos ($9.25), or small burrito and taco ($9.25). For dessert, save room for Kahlua-flavored flan ($2.95) or pastel de tres leches, a rich cake dripping in a trifecta of sweetness (evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream; $3.95). View Los Chorros' menu in all of its exhaustive entirety here.
Los Chorros has grabbed praise from The Washington Post and The Washingtonian magazine. Nine Yelpers give it 3.5 stars, and three Insider Pagers give it four stars. Seventy-six percent of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Margaritas are strong and salsa fiery. Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Salvadoran plates share space on the menu. The beer list, with picks from El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico, ventures just as far. – Cynthia Hacinli, The Washingtonian
- Really good pupusas are a great way to start. We had the refried bean and cheese pupusa along with the cheese and jalapeno pupusa. Both were exquisite, ultra fresh and hot, and made even better with the house made curtido. – Patrick H., Yelp