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“SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sardi's Pollo a la Brasa

Sardi's Pollo a la Brasa
430 N. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD
301-977-3222
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Ranked #16 of 318 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Have had Sardi's catering for two years at UMD - always yummy, always a favorite. However, it doesn't even comipare to going in person [note - catering comes from Beltsville, I went to Gburg for dinner] to the fabulous food here! It's a cafeteria style line to order, which I normally dread. However, the sides are hot and fresh, chicken right off the rotisserie. I ordered steak with plantains and a fried egg on top - yum! everything fantastic there - my only [tiny] complaint is that the steak is hard to cut with plastic. hey, if that's all you can complain about, right?

good prices, great food,fast, friendly efficient service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Frederick, MD
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234 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Huge portions! Tasty Peruvian Charbroiled Chicken.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This review is for the location in FREDERICK, MARYLAND, (McCain Plaza, 50 N. McCain Drive, #102, Frederick, MD, 21702; 301-620-7717.


I've eaten here a few times in the last couple of year and it's always good. I don't know why I never think of this place for lunch or dinner and I should. The portions are huge and prices very reasonable!

Today (29 Jan 13) my friend and I had lunch. I ordered the 1/4 chicken (white meat) along with the Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian fried rice) and black beans, and fried plantains. The young woman behind the counter piled on the food. Of the three sauces served with my lunch, I like the Aji de Huacatay (green chili) the best.

My friend ordered the 1/4 chicken (dark meat) along with the same rice and green beans. She enjoyed her meal too.

Lunch was certainly the bargain of the week at $7.35 (plus tax). And yes, I have leftovers for lunch.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First time, LOVED it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great food, great price! Tried the 1/4 chicken white meat with Beans and Potatoes - it was a great meal!

Visited January 2013
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Nice place for good tasty chicken and other dinners. Freshly made, lotsa flavor, good sides, nice casual atmosphere, helpful staff. Good prices.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jemi D
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Laytonsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Self-serve Brasserie”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We visited this very casual cafeteria last night based upon travelers' reviews. Are all the reviewers related to the owner? The chicken is good, but not fabulous and the sides are typical of most Latin American places. Very good prices and lots of Latin families everywhere. It is a great place for the kids since nobody seems to mind if they zip around from table to table.

The noise level is such that conversation is impossible, bright lights but friendly, smiling people. The service behind the cafeteria bar is hit or miss and the manager finally helped us place our order.

This is not a place for a warm, intimate dinner. But if you want decent food and don't mind serving yourself, this could be your favorite diner in Gaithersburg. Especially if you can overlook the suggestive card advertising a very "hot" bar located downstairs.

Maybe you should add this one to your carry-out list.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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