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Su Pollo

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8741 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten here en route to the northeast. The restaurant is right on route 1, in a slightly odd location. From the outside it is a very nicely painted, country style old house, small, with small parking lot. Inside, one orders at a small counter. Most of the customers were ordering takeout, we chose... More 

Thank Richarda384
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this and decided to give it a try. Some of the best chicken we've had! Cole slaw and fried plantations were also good.

Thank Kim C
Palm Springs, California
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find. This tasty place has a counter where you order and then they call your name when you order is ready. The portions are huge! My friend and I split the Chicken Arroz Chaufa and a couple of empanadas as a side. I would definitely go back.

Thank Randall W
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Was wisiting family and all five of us had missed lunch, so when they closed the plantation we had a suger drop so this was the closest open restaurant. We didn't regret it. It was full of Spanish speaking people so we got in. Very basic unpretentious place with disposable utensils but the blackend chicken is on par with the... More 

Thank octapack
Streetsboro, Ohio
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I'm just a Midwestern guy from Ohio. I didn't even know what Peruvian chicken was. I know now! Boy am I glad I tried this. This was actually my second time visiting this restaurant. The first time I went, I was overwhelmed by the menu and was too intimidated to order. This time, we were feeding 5 adults and a... More 

Thank OhioDarkrider
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is definately good Peruvian chicken, but I'm not sure that it's better than the others I have sampled in the northern Virginia area. There seems to be a formula and Su Pollo has followed it. If there is one better thing, it's the drink called Aloe Vera drink. Very refreshing.

Thank Mike B
Metairie, LA
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491 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The restaurant is next door to our hotel and we were able to walk over. My husband had the grilled half of chicken and I had a meat dish made with onions and served over fries. Both were very good. You order at the counter and then bring a tray to the table. Very reasonably priced. Large portions. Helpful and... More 

Thank NewOrleansfirstgal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The kids and I loved the chicken, empanadas, and yucca. This is a simple but clean place where you order at the counter and either eat-in or take-out. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank emilyjcw2016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I've only done carry-out but the Peruvian chicken is always delicious and the prices can't be beat. One of my favorite places to eat in the area.

Thank Kimberly C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I've been here several times now, and the quality of the food is consistently good, service is always helpful and friendly and prompt, and the atmosphere is one of a kind -- TVs with soccer, Latino music wafting in the air that makes you want to move your feet to the beat while eating, very friendly and efficient staff. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Peruvian, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8741 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-799-6577

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