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

El Pollo Rico
Ranked #3 of 870 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Potomac, Maryland
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274 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“best rotisserie chicken in the DC metro area”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Woodbridge, Virginia
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andy M
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The ne plus ultra rotisserie chicken”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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975 reviews
800 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,033 helpful votes
“Very satisfying meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

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

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lam N
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