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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%
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Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend has me hooked on this place, love the Peruvian chicken (although I was skeptical at first). I usually go for the breast/wing combo. Once you try, you are going to love it! They can get very busy, so the parking will be interesting...More

Thank bgwalton7
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I have never been disappointed when I dine here. After a long absence from the area, I finally made it back and nothing has changed. The chicken was good, fries were good and I pleasantly surprised that they had Pepsi in a glass bottle. I'll...More

Thank ponch510
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The menu is chicken, 1/4 of a chicken, 1/2 of a chicken or a whole chicken! Add a couple sides and that is your meal. However, simplicity of the menu is not to be overlooked, because this is the best chicken anywhere!!! They excel with...More

Thank Shelby B
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have been a fan of el pollo Rico since 1988 when they were is a tiny strip mall. I followed them through expansion and the move. This is my never fail go to chicken place when guests visit and i need an awesome dinner...More

1  Thank nbc638190
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visit El Pollo Rico whenever we feel like Peruvian chicken, even though we have to drive from Alexandria (weekends) or DC (weekdays). The chicken is excellent and the sides are yummy. My only complaint it that they don’t have plantains. Luckily, the fries are...More

Thank eurochick_DC
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very good rotisserie chicken. Quick service - eat in or take out. Great way to have a inexpensive, no work meal.

1  Thank Linda O
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Once you have had the chicken and sauces at El Pollo Rico, you won’t want to go anywhere else! More than finger licking good! Mix the two sauces together and order plantains....yum!!

1  Thank trvel4fun
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Be prepared for a line here as everybody seems to know about this great chicken. The parking can also be tricky so be patient. Once you sample the special chicken and sides (slaw and French fries) you will surely become a fan. They now have...More

1  Thank Tom and Anne D
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

First time here with a long time friend who suggested it. The chicken was outstanding. It’s rotisserie style chicken. I just mixed the sauces they give you because one is real spicy. And it tasted good on the white rice and chicken. They have authentic...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve been going back to this restaurant for over ten years. It is counter service, the décor is like a huge, neon-lit school hall. But the chicken is moist and succulent, the sauces addictive, and prices are low. On some evenings, the lines can be...More

1  Thank Lam N
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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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