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Luzmary, Bolivian in Falls Church - Report

Steve | Jan 6, 201703:27 PM

The best Bolivian food in the DC area was never available for dinner. Longtime stalwart Luzmilla's was only open for breakfast and lunch.

But now that the family sold Luzmilla's and has opened up Luzmary, you can eat like a king now for dinner too.

The saltenas here are the best in the area. Still sweet like most, but here they are also savory and spicy and have a great mix of ingredients. Sky high quality. And if you'd like to try a golden arepa in the shape of a tamale, try the humintas here. It is crusty and oh so good.

The star of this menu, and maybe any menu, is the 'molcajete', a dish that I've never seen before. Served in a vary large molcajete, sizzling hot strips of sausage, chicken, beef, shrimp, green and red pepper, spring onion, are mixed with avocado sections, radish slices, and lime. Served with tortillas, this is like their version of fajitas, except for one major difference. In the molcajete is a potent marinade/soup/sauce (I'm not sure what to call it) that packs a walllop. It is sour and spicy and gets stronger and stronger the longer it sits. This is a big order ($25) and enough food for three or four to share. It is outrageously good.

There are quite a few specials for the weekend as well as Monday specials, for some reason. Go for the molcajete, add a saltena, and have a glorious meal.

Luzmary Bolivian Restaurant
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