Washington, DC


919 U Street, NW

From an email:

“Writing to let you know that D.C.’s favorite taqueria and beer garden is expanding this fall with the launch of El Rey Ballston. Hospitality entrepreneurs and brothers Eric and Ian Hilton are opening the second El Rey in the heart of Arlington, VA at the rapidly-expanding Ballston Exchange development (4201 Wilson Blvd) near other culinary favorites like Shake Shack, Cava, Philz Coffee, DIRT and We, the Pizza.

In addition to its signature selection of mouthwatering tacos — like al pastor, Thai shrimp, and adobo chicken — cocktails, margaritas and sangria, the new 5,000-square-foot El Rey will feature plenty of beers on draft.

“Heading into Virginia is something that’s been on our radar for a while,” says Ian, “and we’re thrilled to be in Ballston, one of Arlington’s busiest areas. The new El Rey will, of course, have plenty of the flavor of our original on U Street, but will also definitely take on its own vibe in VA.”

Situated in the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, Ballston Exchange is one of Arlington, VA’s newest mixed-use projects, reimagining the area’s streetscape by introducing a variety of retail, commercial, and public open spaces to support the thriving neighborhood. Offering over 776,000 square feet of new storefronts, restaurants, office space, and amenities, Ballston Exchange boasts access to the Metro and attractive features including full-service conference facilities, concierge services and outdoor spaces. El Rey Ballston marks the latest in an influx of new lifestyle offerings being introduced to the quickly evolving Arlington neighborhood.

El Rey Ballston is scheduled to open this fall.”

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