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

Don Pollo
Ranked #60 of 347 Restaurants in Bethesda
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kensington, MD
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Best Spot for a Quick Lunch Hour in Bethesda”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Deal for Delicious Chicken in Bethesda”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Bernie A
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Maryland
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good Peruvian chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NicolasD
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Kensington, Maryland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wow this place is great”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Elizabeth C
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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quick, cheap, and delicious chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica M
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