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“Great Food!!!”
Review of King Pollo

King Pollo
Ranked #73 of 249 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had parked in the parking lot so we could ride our bikes on the W & OD Trail. When we got back I spotted the name and thought, "it's chicken so let's try it". So glad that we did. Peruvian Chicken! Absolutely wonderful meal to go! We got a 1/4 of a roasted chicken, curried rice, and steamed vegetables. All of it so flavorful and inexpensive!

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Stopped here only because it was close to my hotel, and I didn't want typical hotel restaurant food. I am glad I did.

Hands down, one of the best inexpensive meals I have had in a long time. I can't comment if the food is "authentic" for it's cuisine type. But, it was really tasty, not greasy and plentiful.

Plus, it was not expensive.

The place won't win any awards for it's decor. But, if you're looking for some great food at a great price, this is worth a stop.

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

I have to say this was a very tasty meal. I have eaten at the one in Chantilly, but this one is the best tasting by far. The chicken was seasoned to the bone, everything was fresh. the skin on that chicken was deliciousssss, for 6.25 and thats tax included.

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Thank ricshundo
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

The growth of "Peruvian" restaurants is occurring faster than the immigration of actual Peruanos, so unsuspecting Americans don't realize that many of these places are actually "Fauxruvian" and not the real deal. King Pollo serves good food, big portions (as other reviews have indicated) with fair prices, but is it Peruvian? Well... no. The Sterling VA location has a uniquely Mexican menu, with tacos and burritos, neither of which are eaten by Peruvians. The side dishes are equally south-of-the-border-but-north-of-the-equator, such as traditional Mexican rice and beans, mac and cheese and steamed vegetables. A "polla con crema" (chicken and cream sauce) dish features a cream sauce that no one in the restaurant could identify, and when I asked them if it was traditional Peruvian huancayina, no one there even knew what that meant... a clear signal the restaurant isn't Peruvian. (A Peruvian not knowing huancayina is like a Texan who never heard of the word "barbecue.") Which brings us to the pollo a la brasa, the rotisserie chicken dish which King Pollo claims is made in the famous Peruvian style. To be honest, this dish DID taste like Peruvian pollo a la brasa, which made the accompanying not-at-all-Peruvian side dishes seem even more lame. But for the chicken, well, they nailed the seasoning and the cooking method (spun on a spit over charcoal) and the resulting flavor was spot on. Not the BEST pollo a la brasa, mind you, but Americans who haven't had the real thing won't know the difference. So all in all, a nice restaurant, with friendly and fast service and good prices, but anyone seeking the authentic Peruvian experience would be advised to find a less-Mexican restaurant.

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The amount of food you get for the price is way above average. They have a constant flow of customers, so this should speak for itself. The chicken is full of flavor. I don't know what they put in their mac and cheese but it is addictive!

Thank J T
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