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Al Carbon Chicken

1871 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1129
+1 434-964-1052
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“churros” (17 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1871 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1129
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We frequently get take out or dine in dinner here. It is inexpensive and delicious! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little intimating if you have never been here before, crowded with people who know what they are doing. Menu at counter a bit overwhelming, but staff patient. Wife thought 2 flautes she had were the best she has ever had ($6). I really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ret1re
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The owners has done an amazing job in bringing delicious food to Charlottesville. Everything is fresh and well seasoned to reflect Mexican and Peruvian cuisine.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A rare return visit to Charlottesville and of course we had to stop at Al Carbon Chicken. I wish I could put this restaurant in my hometown! The tacos and churros are a must! I especially like the al pastor and the shrimp tacos. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I have moved to a big city and I still crave for the food in Al Carbon. Definitely a hidden gem ,I used to be a regular customer and saw them grow bigger and brighter! I loved their rotisserie chicken and the cilantro rice.The food...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Debalina B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Charlottesville has an abundance of restaurants where you essentially pick out your food and take it to your table, and this is one of them. The food here is outstanding. The Chicken is prepared well, the plantains, cactii, guacamole are very tasty. I would have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hbs74
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I've tried many of the dishes here, and the pork is right up there with the best. Esquites for the win!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GDubCville
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Two of us shared a whole chicken, 2 kinds of rice, French fries and corn on the cob. Everything was delicious- the corn on the cob was the best I’ve ever eaten. It was very crowded and took about 15 minutes to get our food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KathleenO52
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a MUST eat on your trip to the C’Ville area. Yes, it’s not downtown and off the beaten path, but that’s what makes this place a true gem. It’s authentic Peruvian cuisine, that’s fast, delicious, and inexpensive. I would hands down recommend this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank APisME95
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We ducked off 29 looking for a quick meal , but not the typical fast food . We discovered al carbon . The chicken is delightful - perfectly cooked over charcoal . The sides are good too. We had the guacamole and they prepared it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank makabi08
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27 February 2016|
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Response from Bryan J | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do have fries, but no pizza.
Jamie Y
11 December 2015|
Response from Laura Z | Reviewed this property |
The tacos, flautas, and huaraches are made with corn tortillas instead of flour. They have soup (caldo tlalpeño), fried plantains, green salad, grilled veggies, several rice dishes, yucca fries, and nopal cactus-- these are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1871 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1129
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-964-1052
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