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El Pollo Ranchero

6324 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-6408
+1 703-721-2000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (3 reviews)
“pupusas” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
6324 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-6408
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This place is always a good meal. The menu is extensive and the staff are very nice. We actually stopped in twice this trip to DC and we never do that. The guy remembered us from the night before. If you like authentic Spanish food...More

Thank Urban1026
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the best chicken and their sauces are so good! I've tried a few different entrees there and have always enjoyed them. Fajita Salad, and a half Chicken with sides are my favorites!

Thank jordieg86
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here looking for a good meal and found good salsa but not much else. Combo fajita that was just plain. And my service was not so good. My drink went dry and they didn't come back to check on me. Ill go down the...More

Thank Kevprichard
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We love this place! It is a good alternative to home cooking on a busy day, and a family of 4 can eat for under $30. We stop by at least once a month. Our favorites? The Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken, the pupusas, the plantains, the...More

Thank Bougeotte18
Reviewed 24 June 2016

First night in town after a long travel day. We tried a local restaurant not a chain for dinner. We were pleased with the service and the food. We had the rotisserie chicken. It was moist, tender and tasty. The sides were well portioned and...More

Thank sportsjunkie66
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,...More

Thank Wile-E-One
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank psullivan904
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!

Thank thetwocsmom
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6324 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306-6408
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-721-2000
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