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El Pollo Rico

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932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
+1 703-522-3220
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good quality for a low price. One of my new favorite places in Arlington. Chicken is so tasty, fries are awesome and we tried all deserts and liked them all, recommend not to miss their alfajores and cake.

Thank Rorangelephant
North Potomac, Maryland
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to El Pollo Rico to get me and my husband up dinner. The menu prices have increased with the same amount of food. The seasoning appeared to be a little more than my taste buds could absorb, however the yellow sauce toned things down. I love their steaks fries they're delicious. If you like Peruvian food, this is... More 

Thank MizzNYC
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their chicken! I just wish they had yucca too. I have come here on multiple occasions, some with family and often with friends.

Thank Bea Valentine R
Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to El Pollo Rico since 1986 and followed its multiple expansions and moves. It is our go-to never fail restaurant. When we have friends/family in town we can relay on El Pollo Rico as a safe meal that everyone will like.

Thank Nicole C
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't get expectations on decor -- you come for the food since it is some of the best rotisserie chicken you can get in metro DC -- definitely best in Arlington. menu is simple, chicken and sides (rice, fries, or coleslaw). no wait service -- best for take home. very affordable

Thank Chief22206
Herndon, Virginia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peruvian Chicken is fantastic. El Pollo Rico is the best Peruvian Chicken around. the place does not look like much on the inside but the smell reminds me of the Pied Piper. You are drawn in from the smells of seasoning from the rotisserie. You literally float to the business and just lick your fingers. Sizing is very simple and... More 

Thank Richard T
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good, an Arlington tradition from a Peruvian family. Chicken is always solid, and while I'm not usually big on fries, can't resist them here!

Thank CynthiaGill
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've gone to El Pollo RICO over 25 years and their chicken sets the standard for scrumptious chicken. The work staff are so enthusisdtic - always with a smile as they ask customers in Spanish or English how much chicken you want (2:4,2/3,whole chicken), which sides (steak fries, rice, Cole slaw), how many of two sauces (the best), something to... More 

Thank Karen D
Vancouver, Washington
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356 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted chicken for dinner. The chicken was tender, moist, and good. The meat pulled right off the bone. We chose rice and slaw for sides. There were lines but staff is efficient. They process lots of guests. We enjoyed our meal. Restaurant was in good shape especially when you look at their volume. We got plenty of food. It... More 

Thank jumpa23
Flyover Country, United States
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy here, just great chicken. The menu is basically roasted chicken with a choice among side dishes (fries, slaw, rice, etc). The sides are nothing special. You order at the counter from a guy splitting the chickens. The sides are added by the next person, and you pay at the end of the counter. The service is quick and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-522-3220

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