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“Out of this world chicken”
Review of El Pollo Rico

El Pollo Rico
Ranked #3 of 878 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican, Peruvian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Out of this world chicken”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

My dog is addicted, and so am I. Mouth-wateringly good chicken, good fast service, a go-to restaurant any day of the week.

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English first
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best chicken you'll ever eat”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

El Pollo Rico only serves chicken, fries, cole slaw, and a few other items. They do it the best. This is the best roasted chicken you will ever put in your mouth. You'll eat very well for what you would pay for a fast food meal.

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Northern Virginia
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great rotisseries chicken”
Reviewed 24 December 2011

One of the first. They started a trend. Now you can get this kind of chicken at the Giant, but this is still the best. Juicy, crispy skin and flavorful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Great family night at a great price, great food and service”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Charbroiled chicken seasoned Peruvian style, even the fries are great....it all compliments the dish....mayo side dip and the green sause all make for a great meal at a great price, you could not do it better at home for the time saved and the rice.....overcrowded parking lot because of the popularity..........lines move quickly but be prepared ......there will most certainly be a line whenever you go.....great family running the place and great service too....

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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Chicken!”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Great chicken simple menu. Very popular spot so come early.

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