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Hi, everyone!

Been back to eat at a few places recently and I thought I would share my experiences.

Los Chorros

Los Chorros is still one of my favorite restaurants in Wheaton. My original review can be found here. This was only my second time eating in the restaurant. We went on a Friday night and it was pretty busy but there was no wait for a table. They brought out complimentary chips and salsa while we decided what to order. I decided on the Tacos al Carbon, which is three corn tortillas filled with steak and served with rice, beans, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Really good tacos, and a great portion for $11.95. I never leave this place hungry. My friends were very happy with their dishes as well. My buddy got the Especial Doña Reina, which came with steak, sausage, an egg, avocado, rice and beans. It was a huge portion and according to him, also delicious. My girlfriend got the Chef’s Taco’s, which is three corn tortillas filled with steak, chicken, and beef tongue. it comes with cilantro, pico de gallo, avocado, and rice and beans. I can personally testify that this dish is also delicious. For those who are hesitant about the tongue, give it a try. The meat is very tender and flavorful. This place remains one of my go to restaurants in Wheaton for the good food, good prices, and comfortable atmosphere. They also have great service.

Nava Thai

Nava Thai is still the most frequented restaurant by my family in Wheaton ever since Suporn closed. My original review of Nava Thai can be found here. I’ve been trying to order some different things. I usually go for the Duck Kaprow or Panang Curry, but I decided to try the Pineapple Curry with chicken. I liked this dish because of the sweet mixed with the savory. If the sauce is good enough to drink at the end, I’d say it’s a thumbs up. We also ordered the spring rolls which are consistently good here.

Silver Diner

Silver Diner is like a reliable friend that you don’t need to visit all the time to know that things are good. My original review was here. I ordered the chicken tenders (my food of choice as a kid) and a Tupper’s Hop Pocket Ale. The chicken tenders were pretty good but the beer was amazing. This beer is actually from Bethesda, MD. It’s an American Pale Ale with a 6% ABV. I can’t recommend this beer enough.

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Located behind the Wheaton Laundromat on Georgia Avenue is a nameless taco truck serving up the best tacos that I have ever had.

I was really starving and it was a beautiful day, so I took the short walk to the taco truck. It’s located in the parking lot behind Wheaton Laundromat and directly across from Legends.

The truck does not have a name, just the menu items on the side of it. You will be able to smell the delicious food cooking once you approach.

Wheaton Patch got some great photos of the truck and the food.

According to Wheaton Patch, the truck is owned by Ulizes who used to work at Jaleo and Austin Grill. I was quickly greeted at the window and pointed to the picture of the steak/chicken/pork taco combination. The three tacos will set you back $6.

The woman working in the truck told me it would be about ten minutes so I took a seat at a table they set up out front. After about five minutes or so, she called me over to pick up my tacos. I also grabbed a mandarin Jarrito.

When I opened up my styrofoam container, I realized she had made me three chicken tacos by mistake. However, I was hungry and was still really excited to try these tacos. They come wrapped in two soft corn tortillas. The chicken was perfectly cooked and seasoned just right. They are also served with onions, cilantro, green salsa, and a lime.

I don’t have a picture of my meal, but Wheaton Patch posted one of the three taco combination:

If that doesn’t make you hungry, nothing will.

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Los Chorros

One of my new favorite discoveries in Wheaton is Los Chorros, a Mexican and Salvadorean restaurant located on Blueridge Avenue. It is easy to miss from the street. There is only a small sign out front, and then you have to go downstairs to get to the restaurant.

On my first visit, I walked in and was given a warm greeting by their staff. In fact, my server gave me a hearty handshake and introduced himself. The place was hosting what looked to be a wedding party, and there were tons of families inside. Everyone was very friendly.

They will bring you delicious chips and salsa while you decide what to eat. I went with the Combinación Salvadoreña, which had a chicken tamale, a pupusa, plantains, rice, and beans. I was starving, and I still could not finish the huge portion they provided. The food was extremely delicious. I also ordered a Regia, a Salvadorean beer.

The food was so good that I decided to eat it again a few weeks later. This time, I ordered Especial Intipucá. I will be craving this dish for years to come. This dish includes grilled beef steak, chicken breast, and spanish sausage with pico de gallo, rice and beans. This dish could feed an army.

My girlfriend ordered the Chef’s Tacos. This dish includes three corn tortillas with beef, grilled chicken, and beef tongue. The tacos come with cilantro, pico de gallo, avocado, and rice and beans. This portion was also huge, and we loved the different flavors in the tacos. This time we had ordered it for carry out. The food didn’t take too long, and when we arrived to pick it up, it was right there waiting for us.

They even offer free delivery!

I will be coming back again and again. I can not recommend this place enough.
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