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El Pollo Rico

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932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
+1 703-522-3220
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11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh, delicious chicken! We loved this place -- perfect for a family stop after church. The line moves quickly and there are plenty of seats. Even when it looked full, people eat and go. The sides are just okay: coleslaw, rice, or steak fries. They have an interesting selection of drinks such as carrot & mango juice, coconut juice, etc.... More 

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Thank Cavi
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best rotisserie style chicken I have ever had! If you want juicy chicken rotisserie over chunk charcoal this is the best you will get. With it's unique Peruvian spices, steak fries and Cole slaw you can't go wrong. Don't forget the Inca Cola and the yellow and green sauces!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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237 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place does chicken right. It's a simple menu but that speeds up serving you. There's always a line or two, but like I said it moves fast. There's plenty of seating. Find this little gem off the beaten trail and indulge. Prices are great also.

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1 Thank sgtsbud
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite simply the best and most delicious bang for your buck in the DMV. Absolutely addicting and for less than 7 dollars a meal, outstanding.

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Thank Charles D
Utica, New York
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick lunch room style service and good food. The portions are huge. The place has to be good with so many native Hispanic patrons coming there.

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Thank RunForristRun
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Peruvian Chicken in America! Busy. Don't wait until close - You may miss out on the goodness!!!

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Thank dcdps5911
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Pollo Rico is our go to for casual and delicious takeout dining. The chicken is amazing! There is always a line but it moves quickly. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank lkgfoster
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

You know a restaurant is good when the locals eat at it. Pollo Rico has an entire cross section of customers: Families with young kids, office workers, laborers and everyone in between. Prices are low, and the food is great. Recommend.

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Thank Cristie C
Northern Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Tried them all. This place has the best Peruvian style rotisserie chicken. PERIOD! Not much ambience. We do carryout.

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Arlington, Virginia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was visiting a friend, it was dinner time, no time to cook. At her suggestion, we went to Pollo Rico and bought a whole chicken and coleslaw to go. Just the aroma in the shop set the salivary glands going! We were not disappointed!! Juicy, the, so very flavourful! The sauces were fabulous, too. The coleslaw was to sweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?