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Al Carbon Chicken

Mexican, Peruvian
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1871 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901
+1 434-964-1052
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Oh my there are not enough words!!!!

Had the guacamole which is FABULOUS!!!! Also had the tacos both the chicken and the carne asada. Both were delicious. Will definitely be back!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Cheryl S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had the guacamole which is FABULOUS!!!! Also had the tacos both the chicken and the carne asada. Both were delicious. Will definitely be back!!!!

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Charlottesville
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Al Carbon Chicken is a take-out or eat in type of place. It was busy. They have this huge oven with large wood or coal chucks cooking the rotisserie chicken. We chose the flautas and the cactus. It was delicious and fun.

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The service is a little slow, but when the food comes out, I forget about it. I absolutely love the rotisserie chicken with poblano rice. If I take my coworkers, we split the fresh guacamole with chips. Everything tastes so fresh and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband was introduced to this restaurant by a friend. He begged me to go there with him one evening and it has quickly become our favorite restaurant! Being avid travelers, this cuisine is reminiscent of our adventures in South America. It has an authentic feel and the food is made fresh daily. The charcoal is even imported from Peru.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I visited this restaurant with friends back in February and it was an overall great experience. The day we visited the place was not very busy so we headed to the cash register immediately. We ordered a whole chicken, different tacos, different sides and churros. As there was no one else waiting, food was ready for us very quickly. And... More 

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Excellent food - especially the chicken and the yuca fries. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this place. I used to make the drive for the food at least once a week. The last three of four times I did, I had to leave without any food because they either did not have any chicken cooked or the service was so slow,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you are looking for a mexican twist on chicken this is the place to go. They are known for their whole or half chickens cooked on charcoal. They have plenty of other items on the menu and great sides. I got the 4 tacos with chirizo and chicken and was just enough to fill me up without feeling full... More 

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Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Today I ordered El Nino with plantains for takeout...every bite was heavenly. The sauces that came with my order made it even better! I ordered the sweet plantain sauce which had a cinnamon flavor. I'll definitely be back in the near future.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

This is an odd little restaurant that serves really good food. Their core offering is whole chickens cooked over hot coals. From there, you sort of venture into uncharted territory. Is it a chicken place or a Mexican place? We ended up splitting a whole chicken with sides of rice, beans and tortilla shells. We basically made our own tacos... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ordered Chicken Flautas and Huraches with Carne Asada - excellent, well-prepared entrées. But why do "Myriam & Claudio" have to serve such good food to their appreciative patrons on paper with plastic knives & forks, and charge 50-cents for a styrofoam cup of water? Recommend carry-out for the best experience, if eating in you retrieve your own utensils, napkins, clear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1871 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-964-1052

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?