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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” (46 reviews)
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11:30 - 20:30All hours
Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the real deal. No frills. Clean and ample seating area but we generally take out. Perfectly done chicken. Good slaw. Good fries. And an Inca Cola for good measure. Done right.

Thank ReallyMeC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried numerous Peruvian chicken restaurants and El Pollo Rico is by far the best. Quick, no nonsense service. We have eaten there and gone in for take-out and you cannot go wrong either way. This week we had guests from California visiting and...More

Thank murdocksw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the original Peruvian chicken places in DC (although moved from original location). Basic menu, fast service, GREAT CHICKEN. One of those places that can be viewed as a "dive", but when you see the line, you know you are waiting for...More

Thank ISC7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have enjoyed this Peruvian chicken place for many years. Self-service, informal seating, but always good.

Thank Chiriqui1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten there several times. Often for a solo lunch. The special sauce is awesome . You will want to purchase extra tubs to lather on the roasted chicken and for dunking the yucca fries.

Thank namaskar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is great. The spices definitively make it different and better than a standard Costco chicken. The sides are not worth it. But the meal value is very high. Fries ok & hot, slaw out of a box. Made dinner and lunch the next...More

Thank mikeylikesit2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 8 August 2017 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 30 July 2017 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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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