Got really good saltenas this weekend- but I can't remember exactly where. I think the place was called “Pan-American Bakery” and it was at or close to the intersection of George Mason and Four Mile Run. Anyone know this place?
Also, who has the best saltenas in town?
Yep, that's it. Thanks! Are they the best in town?
Yep, that’s it. Thanks! Are they the best in town?
I like their salteñas, but am partial to the ones at Tutto Bene in the Ballston area. Yes, it’s an Italian restaurant, but with Bolivian owners, they have a page in their menu dedicated to delicious Bolivian cuisine!
Also, for reference, there was a thread on salteñas last year: Saltenas
Everyone raves about Tutto Bene; I think they do the Bolivian menu only on weekends and for lunch – anyone who knows specifically, please clarify.
Luzmilas in Falls Church is the best by far. See link to Yelp reviews below. I heard Tutu Bene is about to close down.
Tutu Bene is the best in Arlington in my opinion. They do the saltenas every day during lunch and go full-bolivian on weekends. I think they stop saltenas at 3:30-4.
Luzmila's has the best saltenas for sure. That said, I have a nostalgic soft spot for Tutto Bene's, as I used to always get them as a kid. I now have grown to feel that their dough is too sweet. Pike Pizza's saltenas are my least favorite, however that is beside the point: if you go to Pike Pizza, you have to get the Silpancho. Their Bolivian menu (saltenas aside) is unstoppable, and Silpancho is king. Breaded beef steak (likely sirloin pounded thin), rice, fried potatoes, runny fried egg, and chili/tomato/onion/cilantro salsa. Enough food for two (and then some).
FYI- That bakery next to Pike Pizza has saltenas as well (pan american), but they are no good. They do, however, have a sandwich called “sandwich de chola/cholita” on saturdays that has roast pork and is un-fucking-believable.
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