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“best rotisserie chicken in the DC metro area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pollo Rico

El Pollo Rico
932 North Kenmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
703 522 3220
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Ranked #3 of 654 restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican, Peruvian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Potomac, Maryland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“best rotisserie chicken in the DC metro area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The chicken was excellent as is always the case. No one spices the birds better or assures more consistent quality in their chicken than this place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Woodbridge, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I tried the chicken on way home from work and was pleasantly surprise how good the chicken was. Great the next day for leftover sandwishes and chicken salad.

Visited June 2012
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Annandale, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are looking for the best Peruvian chicken in the area, look no further. I work in DC, but we go to Ballston every few weeks to get their chicken. Sides include steak fries and cole slaw, both excellent. If I could eat here every day, I probably would.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The ne plus ultra rotisserie chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Absolutely the best Peruvian grilled chicken in the area! It's the standard against which I judge all others - and not many even come close. A lovely complex marinade, perfect rotisserie over charcoal, good fries. Not fancy, just a take-out or eat-in at formica tables, but the flavor!

Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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347 restaurant reviews
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525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
“Very satisfying meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

The Peruvian roast chicken is extremely flavourful and exceptionally good value. This place attracts customers from all walks of life.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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