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“Best Spot for a Quick Lunch Hour in Bethesda” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Don Pollo

Don Pollo
7007 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
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Ranked #33 of 278 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Kensington, MD
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125 reviews 125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Best Spot for a Quick Lunch Hour in Bethesda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I can't tell you the number of times I've been to Don Pollo in the past few years. It's just a short ride from my work in downtown Bethesda and I probably go there about 40% of the time I go out for lunch. What's not to like? The food is fresh, the service is friendly and prompt, there's always seating and the best part is that you can get lunch for about $6. And it's a filling, fresh hot lunch. What's not to like! My favorite there is the Chop Chop - chicken off the bone with rice, beans and salad. Also I keep an eye out for whenever they have chicken tamales as a lunch special. And for those days when you need a helping of extra comfort, there is mac n' cheese. It's the best!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Deal for Delicious Chicken in Bethesda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We go to Don Pollo primarily for take out. The chicken and the cole slaw are fantastic and the price is unbeatable.

Visited June 2013
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Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good Peruvian chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Good Peruvian chicken rotisserie in the heart of Bethesda. In our opinion this place comes in a close second to the best Pollo Rico in the area - the Leisure World Crisp'n'Juicy. Prices are typical for Peruvian Chicken: $20 for a whole chicken with sides and a soda.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kensington, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wow this place is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great fast service and excellent quality and tasty food! Try the green sauce (spicy but worth it). The price and value is unbeatable and this place is always consistently great. Kid friendly too!

Visited October 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Quick, cheap, and delicious chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is my absolute favorite place to eat in Bethesda. I get takeout at least once a week. It's pretty simple inside but the food is outstanding. The chicken portion is large, perfectly cooked (crispy skin outside and juicy inside), and you get generous portions of the sides. My favorites are the yucca, plantains, and side salad. The food is ready within minutes of your order. The price is about $7 a plate, so it's a perfect weeknight meal if you don't feel like cooking or spending a lot of money on eating out.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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