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“Perfect Chicken!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pollo Rico

El Pollo Rico
Ranked #4 of 836 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect Chicken!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The quarter chicken with two sides and two sauces is the way to go. The chicken is seasoned just right and cooked just right. I ended up giving up on the plastic fork and using my hands. Fries and rice were both delicious, too. Can't wait to try the cole slaw and the desserts! And try an Inca Kola, which is sweet like cream soda.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Munster, Indiana
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283 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“the chicken is sooo good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am addicted to Pollo Rico. We always carry out, but stop and eat the fries before you hit the road while they're hot. The chicken, roasted on spits, is seasoned just so...

Visited July 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“All-around Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After weeks of noticing the huge lunchtime crowds, my husband and I went to this hole in the wall to try it out. So glad we did. Only grilled chicken (1/4, 1/2 or whole), sides (steak fries, white rice and cole slaw), canned and bottled non-alcoholic drinks and home made Peruvian desserts are on the menu. Super reasonable prices and DELICIOUS char-grilled chicken. The chicken is juicy and flavorful, the skin is crispy and coated in a fantastic spice mixture and its perfectly cooked. Yum. The steak fries are some of the best I've ever had but I'm not sure why - perfectly fried, not greasy, just barely salted. Beware, this is a basic, no frills kind of place, all food comes on plastic plates with plastic utensils, there's lots of square tables and chairs scattered about.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best chicken in the DC area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There are not too many options here -- a full chicken, a half chicken, or a quarter chicken -- but every bite of their perfectly seasoned Peruvian chicken is delicious. Better than any chicken I had in Peru. The lines can be long in prime periods, but it's worth the wait.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ragtimeji
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent chicken, decent prices and fast service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Love this place! My children ask for every time we are near Arlington. Its been featured on the food channel too. Its a must stop location. Best Rotessorie chicken around.. They started the rotessotie chicken gas.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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