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El Pollo Rico

932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
+1 703-522-3220
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cole slaw” (42 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
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Reviews (383)
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I lived in Arlington, VA, I frequently ate at El Pollo Rico. This popular restaurant attracts a diverse clientele. Delicious food, reasonable prices. The restaurant concentrates on what it does best: mouth-watering roasted chicken. Options include quarter, half, & whole chickens. I always get...More

Thank michelehS2133VO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted chicken for dinner. The chicken was tender, moist, and good. The meat pulled right off the bone. We chose rice and slaw for sides. There were lines but staff is efficient. They process lots of guests. We enjoyed our meal. Restaurant was in...More

Thank jumpa23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Office workers, construction workers, lawyers and law students, dental assistants and dentists: All line up for great Peruvian chicken. Rotisserie, hardwood charcoal, overnight marinade. Your only choices are how much chicken, whether dark or white, and which 2 of 3 sides. Fries are good; cole...More

Thank Birdy509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was nearby El Pollo Rico on a business trip & needed to eat quickly in the evening before returning to my hotel, and found El Pollo Rico via Tripadvisor! I was a little apprehensive at the beginning seeing that it was at the back...More

2  Thank HT0375
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do one thing, and they do it very, very well! Their chicken is always juicy and delicious. The place is packed most days, so parking can be a bit of a pain.

1  Thank oooga
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There are many Peruvian chicken places in Arlington, but El Pollo Rico is the best. A true hole in the wall, between a used car dealer and a new condo building. They can get very busy and parking can be scarce, but turns over quickly....More

1  Thank Z3441MTbrianp
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Incredibly tasty chicken. Not much variety in what they serve, but their chicken is really, really good. Dining area is colorful and clean but mostly this is a take-out place.

Thank rviola61
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is a tasty fixed menu. I think is very practical (nothing fancy or complicated) and quick service without sacrificing the taste or the quality of food. You eat well to keep the day going at a Great price for the area. The place is...More

1  Thank Kareliz R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a no frills no nonsense place. They serve the best Peruvian chicken around. Simple menu - quarter, half or whole chicken, fries or yuca, slaw or no, yellow said or green. Limited choices in beverages, but the Inca cola is sweet. Simple clean...More

1  Thank ReallyMeC
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Amazing chicken and fries really good food the waitresses and waiters were nice and funny. The outside may look sketchy at first, but like the inside is really nice

Thank Cecilia F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-522-3220
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