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Pollo Campero

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496 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4513
703-904-7500
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Surprise in the Mayberry of the North

The service was quick and friendly with no arguments on using a coupon. (Unlike the nearby Popeye's) The fried chicken pieces were nicely sized with a very good and unique flavor which was not spicy. The only downer was the selection of sides is quite limited with the website listing some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2014
Robert F B
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Wiehle, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went there with my family and after being short changed a few cents by the cashier we proceeded to sit down and eat but after my young son noticed a roach we just decided to take the good to go. Honestly you can't throw a rock in Herndon without hitting a Peruvian chicken restaurant and should your rock hit this... More 

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Wiehle, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The service was quick and friendly with no arguments on using a coupon. (Unlike the nearby Popeye's) The fried chicken pieces were nicely sized with a very good and unique flavor which was not spicy. The only downer was the selection of sides is quite limited with the website listing some nice ones not sold here. One thing I'm sure... More 

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VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

So I mostly get take out. They have two kinds of chicken a fried and a roasted- I prefer the roasted or whatever they call it (baked etc.)- the sides are good- the staff is efficient and the manager will help you if you have a problem- it all has a south of the border taste which I like- mostly... More 

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Bowie,MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Pollo Campero serves Peruvian fried chicken. It's crispy, juicy, and comes with your choice of side. The food was pretty good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had dinner here Tuesday after my liquid fast. I was so hungry but the food did not bring back my appetite. After previous experience eating at Super Chicken this place made me sad. Chicken did not have any taste, the tortilla was nasty. Popeye chicken taste better. Extremely disappointed and will not come back.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

you tired of KFC or Popeye's...? this is the best alternative chicken place you'll find. In fact, I only rank Chick-Fil-A as a better tasting fast food chicken... Awesome place... excellent for large take-out parties...

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

Things must have improved since the previous reviews were written. We were in the area and had read about this small chain of central American chicken places, which the manager said that for now was only around DC. It was an interesting experience--most of the patrons were Hispanic , the majority of whom were getting take out. The staff was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

Central American KFC! got boring fast.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

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Sterling, VA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2006

We were curious about Pollo Campero especially after reading how popular it is among people of Central American descent. When they opened restaurants in the US, the lines would literally be out the door all day long. So, we assumed it would be really great chicken---wrong! Our daughter went in there one day to get takeout food for the family.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 496 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4513
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: 703-904-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Guatemalan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?