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Mar 13, 2010 11:08 AM

Victor's Grill in Falls Church. Bolivian/Argentinian.

We went out to Myanmar for lunch today, but apparently we were a bit early at 1130 and it closed. The wife was like we just passed a churrasscaria. So we went back a block and tried Victor's Grill.

We had one each a chicken and a beef saltena, fricase (a weekend special) and the combinacion gaucha. I think in general I don't get saltena's. They were fine. The beef one was a bit overcooked. We both find them way too sweet no matter where we go (Pike, Luzmilla's, etc.), but they are always improved by the jalepeno salsa.

The Fricase is a weekend special and defined as "Pork stuff". The waiter was unable to define it even in Spanish (one of us is fluent). We got "pork" and "white corn" and "sauce". Good enough for us. We ordered it. I ordered a recommended gaucha combination, a grilled sausage, beef short rib, some intestines and a flat steak.

The fricase was outstanding. It was a pork soup with large chunks of fatty pork and pork ribs in it and hominy sprinkled on top. The broth was rich and savory and spicy and I couldn't just take one taste of hers, we ended up sharing it. They brought out a chimichurri sauce for my meat plate and that was really good to dip the pork meat in as well. This outstanding bowl of deliciousness was only 8.95!

She proclaiming herself full could not help but share my also excellent plate of meat. A very tasty sausage, delicious well-charred intestines were rich and earthy, the beef rib was cooked perfectly as was the flat steak. They had very different flavors and textures and were both very good. Both made better by the spicy, herby, garlicky, oily, excellente chimichurri.

Great meal was washed down by the dried peach drink that I can't remember the name of.

Buen provecho!

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  1. I guess you were at the Victor's in the strip mall with El Tio on the East end. The other Victor's, the little place at the intersection of Lee Highway and Hillwood Ave (near Elevation Burger) has a new banner outside, but I didn't catch anything more than the "Open" part. I didn't know that it wasn't open at some point. I think that's the one that Steve raves over, and apparently the two are connected, or at least were at one time.

    4 Replies
    1. re: MikeR

      Yeah. We went to the one on Lee highway in Falls Church.

      1. re: sekelmaan

        They're both on Lee Highway in Falls Church, just one (the one in the stand-alone building at Hillwood Avenue) is closer to the center of Falls Church.

        1. re: MikeR

          I was going to say the same thing. Except, they're not, Remember that the portion of Rte. 29 running through Falls Church proper is officially called Washington St. It becomes Lee Hwy again farther west.

          Used to cause me great confusion when I first moved here, particularly given the proximity of Washington Blvd.

          1. re: Gonzocook

            Then is the one in the strip Lee Highway yet?

            To those of us who have lived here a long time, it's just plain Rt. 29.

            According to their official addresses (which is based on the post office, not the map) Victor's II, the one in the strip, is on Lee Highway, and Victor's, the stand-alone building, is on Washington St. The web site linked to the original post is for both. Is the menu the same in both places? I suspect not given the descriptions from both sekelmaan and Steve.

            Looks like too much food for me so I probably will pass, but I've always been curious about both of these places.

    2. The spiced peach drink is called mocochincho.

      Sounds like a great meal. I imagine it was enough food for an army.