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“Great for take-out, too!”
Review of El Pollo Ranchero

El Pollo Ranchero
Ranked #181 of 830 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Dined at a table here a few months back and really liked it. Then began comparing all the rotisserie chicken places along Route 1 and stopped back by here for take-out - a popular choice, it seems! This is one of the top chicken places, with a slightly smoky taste to the chicken (not overpowering, like some) and yet still deliciously moist. Highly recommend the fried yucca and plantain as your two sides. We're a gluten-free household and had no problem with the food (though obviously ask to make sure if you're trying something new). Take-out on a busy Thursday night as 10-15 minutes wait after ordering, but you can call ahead.

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

I fed a family of three adults and two children on delicious chicken, yucca, plantains, and beans and rice for under $25, including tip. Where else in the DMV does that happen? And the staff patiently tended to my little ones despite the place being quite busy. The pollo a la brasa was succulent. And try the spicy "magic green sauce"! Hot and and tasty. There isn't anything about which to complain with this terrific place for a dine-in or takeout treat for the family.

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

The food here is awesome. I love the Rotisserie Chicken. It is FABULOUS, but so are the ENCHILADAS SUPREME! Ample-sized portions, reasonably priced!

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Thank thetwocsmom
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

You can order roasted chicken. They give you a yellow sauce that tastes a little like ketchup but it's really good. Their ensalada de fruta is a tropical juice with minced apple in it, it's refreshing and awesome.

Thank Wendy A
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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant when recently staying in the area. The decor is nothing fancy but clean. The 2 servers we encountered were very good. Food was also very good. The rotisserie chicken was particularly good. We would visit again in the future.

Thank HappyValley1000
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