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“The smell sells it...”

Pollo Peru Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 150 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Peruvian
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: Pollo Peru is an authentic Peruvian charbroiled chicken restaurant in the heart of Reston, Virginia that brings together a distinctive blend of spices, Peruvian culture, and a hint of family tradition.
Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The smell sells it...”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place, tucked in beside the Home Depot, is kind of a hidden gem.

The simple menu and layout of the place probably helps keep the prices down... but they're still on the high side for our family of four.

That being said, everything wonderfully fresh, nicely spiced and served in an efficient manner. There's no waitstaff - but everything you need is clearly available and, in the end, you're really just here for chicken, right?

Well, the chicken... as well as the beans, coleslaw, potatoes, yucca fries, and everything else is just TERRIFIC!

The Andean and Peruvian music and art finish the deal.

It's worth it.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Great Falls, Virginia
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great Value, Healthy, Tasty, Fresh”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

This Peruvian Rotisserie chicken restaurant is a simple affair. But it does beat fast food places hands down, both for freshness, taste and value. Don't let the location next to Home Depot, interior simplicity and low prices fool you. The chicken served is indeed an excellent meal that is served hot off the grill. The additional sides, which includes the classic black beans (excellent) and sweet potato fries (excellent) and some other peruvian standard offerings make for a great meal. I just tried this place yesterday and felt I had just found a great restaurant for regular weekdays family eat-in or take-outs, when cooking home is not possible. Remember they only serves chicken meals. The Peruvian chicken has a its own unique taste with strong vinegar, crushed black pepper, salt making up the seasoning

  • Visited January 2014
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Reston, Virginia
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent rotisserie chicken”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We frequently choose Pollo Peru for carryout, although the seating area is roomy, clean, and attractive in a bare-bones sort of way. The chicken is superb any time of day--hot with crispy skin and juicy flavorful meat. The sides are very good. We especially like the cole slaw, black beans, and rice. You can buy a whole chicken or a quarter, alone or as part of a dinner platter. The chicken freezes very well, so we usually opt for a whole chicken in order to enjoy the leftovers.

  • Visited November 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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42 reviews
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“A Weekly Staple”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I live alone and so I make a weekly trip to Pollo Peru for a whole chicken and two large sides. That's 4 full, healthy meals during the week taken care of - and mighty tasty too.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
“Awesome food”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good food which would not break your wallet. I tried multiple items from the menu, with quarter chicken a common item.

Visited July 2013
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Thank anikiup
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