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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak fries” (32 reviews)
“cole slaw” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:30All hours
Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in based upon other TA reviews. Of the beaten path in Arlington, but it does have it's own small parking lot. Lots of tables inside. The line literally went out the door. Don't dismay, it moved quickly. The chicken really was excellent...messy, but so...More

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

you can smell this wonderful chicken for blocks. when you walk in the front door- get in line then turn the corner and see all of these chicken on a spit- they cut it right in front of you - the Cole slaw is great-...More

Thank rpfh1331
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most perfect piece of chicken you will ever taste. I would love to see an improvement on side offerings including a healthy option. Cole slaw, rice, and fries makes this impossible to eat as a daily meal.

Thank goodfella40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is some of the best but the sides leave much to be desired. The coleslaw is inedible. The sauce is so-so.

Thank EllieC1987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Pollo Rico is for people who like chicken that is tender and falls off the bone. Forget the side dishes in terms of the main attraction. The chicken is the thing!

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by El Pollo Rico based on a co workers referral and we hit gold. The rotisserie chicken was cooked perfect and just enough spice. The cole slaw and French Fries where outstanding as well. I ordered the Half Chicken and couldn't finish my...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live and work in Arlington, I enjoy eating here and have never been disappointed. The line at lunch can get pretty long, but it moves fast and worth the wait.

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

to the point. good chicken and fries with yummy cole slaw. you get a whole, half or quarter piping hot chicken. always a line but worth it.

Thank cynthia c
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have eaten continuously and regularly at El Pollo Rico since they opened over thirty years ago. Best rotisserie chicken in the DC/Arlington area, great fries. Only their coleslaw leaves something to be desired. It is self-service, very quick. If you eat in, it's on...More

Thank Karin R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Reasonably priced, full chicken meals with two sides. The chicken was tender, flavorful, and cooked to perfection! The line goes fast, regardless of how long it seems.

Thank D M
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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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