El Chalan Restaurant was founded in 1975 by Pedro and Elsa Espinoza. The Espinoza’s immigrated from their native land, Peru, in the late 1960’s with a dream to provide a better life for themselves and their family. They quickly acculturated to the customs and traditions of their new land but missed very much their native cuisine. After, a few years in the DC metropolitan area they opened a carry-out in Arlington, Virginia.
1924 I St, NW Washington, DC 20006
We are located a few blocks away from Farragut West (orange line)
and Farragut North (red line) metro stations.