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Al Carbon Chicken

1871 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-964-1052
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Ranked #11 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Mexican, Peruvian
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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MidAtlantic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had a chicken sandwich. It was big, covered with oaxacan cheese and it was nicely spiced. The chickens are roasted in a real charcoal powered rotisserie setup. They looked and smelled great. The guy next to me was eating chori-papas which are french fries topped with chorizo.

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Denver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been here twice and everything I've had is delicious and the staff is very friendly. I highly recommend the charcoal rotisserie chicken and the bavarian cream filled churros. Yucca fries, green poblano rice, and plantains are excellent sides and they include dipping sauces as well. Hands down one of the best places to eat in C'ville.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Thanks to Trip Advisor, I was able to grab dinner at Al Carbon Chicken. This is a family owned/family run Peruvian/Mexican Restaurants. The signature food is Rotisserie Chicken Cooked Over Charcoal. They also offer Mexican Sandwiches with Avocado scooped fresh out of the skin. Sides include Green and Fried Plantains (excellent), Saffron Rice, Mexican Corn (covered in Mayonnaise with Lime... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here for lunch and ordered the half chicken with 2 sides- we got the arroz verde and fried plantains. Everything turned out to be flavorful! We also got the yummy freshly made churros for dessert. The ambience is laid back, and the servers are accommodating. I'll definitely go back here next time.

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Reston, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The family (wife, mom, baby) were travelling from Roanoake back to MD and the wife had a craving for Peruvian chicken right as we were approaching Charlottesville. I checked my phone and pulled up Al Carbon. One of the best uses for TripAdvisor I've ever had. The food was really good, but what EASILY pushes this place to a 5... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I ordered a piece of chicken, my friend ordered the sandwich. We both got the corn with cheese and mayonnaise. We got an order of choripapas to share with cheese. (Clearly we are both on a diet), and an order of plain churros to share. EVERYTHING was cooked very well. The chicken was juicy, the skin was delicious. The corn... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did not even know this little place existed until a co-worker told us about it and we have been twice in the last week! Great food and prices, quick family meal for $20! Chicken is cooked perfect, enjoyed the cactus, plantains, yucca and don't forget the cream filled Churros- made fresh! The first time we went in there was... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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238 reviews 238 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We are huge fans of pollo but usually don't get to have it unless we're in the DC suburbs. No longer! We've got pollo in the 'Ville! For about $18 you get a whole roast chicken (over real charcoal) and three sides. We chose the platanos maduros (ripe fried plantains) and the yucca frita (fried yucca pieces) and the corn... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Go here and get the choripapas. You will not be sorry. Heaven! The Fijoles Charros are excellent, too. Chicken is moist and delicious. Really, really yum!!

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Charlottesville, VA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our family of four has had dinner at Al Carbon twice since it opened and enjoyed both visits. The first time we had the family meal of chicken that comes with three sides. We loved the chicken, it was very juicy and flavorful, and the sides are equally good. We got the fried yucca, tortillas, and poblano rice. So much... More

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