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El Pollo Rico

2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
+1 301-942-4419
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rum cake” (3 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Peruvian, Fast food, Spanish, South American
2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
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Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been a frequent customer of this restaurant for years and the food has always been consistently good and plentiful . However when my husband and I went a few weeks ago I was a little bothered when I asked for my fries to...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The chicken is out of this world. The seasoning is amazing and the chicken is just so moist and tender. The people preparing the food are obviously masters at their craft. I strongly recommend getting a lot of the yellow sauce. The flan is also...More

Thank eightwednesday
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken is always delicious with fries or rice and beans. Their flan and rum cake is very good too. For a family of four is approx $30.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for many years & no other place can compete with them. This IS the best Peruvian chicken around. Their sides are also delicious as well.

Thank Yvette P
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Every single time I visit Silver Spring in MD, I always, and I mean ALWAYS, make sure I pass by this place for the Chicken and Yucca. Absolutely the best. You will NEVER EVER regret it. Sure the line is long but once you get...More

Thank Khairoon A
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The family deal for chicken is great because it comes with chicken and 2-3 sides as well as sauces. I highly recommend the fries for one of your sides. The mild sauce compliments the juicy chicken so well. The lines may be long, but it...More

Thank Marylandf00die
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

As I was standing in line to order, I could easily smell the well seasoned charcoal broiled chicken and see the generous portions being given out for those in front of me. The menu is very basic, chicken. If you came to order something else,...More

Thank paddler4x
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place delivers exactly what they promise - good food at a good price. Parking at this location is a bit of a challenge/

1  Thank MissTaxCat
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The charcoal broiled chicken is supposed to be iconic. It's definitely healthier fare than the fast food fried chicken places. My piece of breast meat was on the dry side, although the well-spiced skin tasted good. I had cole slaw and the salad for sides....More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

El pollo Rico does it every single time- delivers moist, flavorful chicken that is inexpensive and perfectly paired with red beans and fries. A friend of ours just recently recommended we get the yucca fried next time, which we plan to do. The sauces are...More

Thank KatieK23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-942-4419
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