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El Pollo Rico

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932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
+1 703-522-3220
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You know a restaurant is good when the locals eat at it. Pollo Rico has an entire cross section of customers: Families with young kids, office workers, laborers and everyone in between. Prices are low, and the food is great. Recommend.

Thank Cristie C
Northern Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried them all. This place has the best Peruvian style rotisserie chicken. PERIOD! Not much ambience. We do carryout.

Thank othellobel
Arlington, Virginia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was visiting a friend, it was dinner time, no time to cook. At her suggestion, we went to Pollo Rico and bought a whole chicken and coleslaw to go. Just the aroma in the shop set the salivary glands going! We were not disappointed!! Juicy, the, so very flavourful! The sauces were fabulous, too. The coleslaw was to sweet... More 

Thank Shelley W
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after seeing so many reviews. The line was out the door. All they serve is Rotisserie Chicken ,french fries, rice and cole slaw. They also have a few desserts. Simple and super. Tasty seasoned rotisserie chicken cooked to perfection. We were six in our party and all ate with leftovers for $40. Great place

1 Thank Idreamov
Arlington, Virginia
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167 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Pollo Rico (the Rich Chicken--as in tasty, not wealthy) is not a place where high-end business deals are shaped in fancy settings. This is a place to go if you are looking for comfort food (chicken and fries) and a simple setting that allows you to get down to the business of eating! Simple, to the point, and a... More 

Thank DrChipB
Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat there almost every month. It's a regular in our "what's for dinner" routine. We live in Arlington and this is the best - most consistent Peruvian chicken in town. Only one other compares, but El Pollo Rico wins out because is closer (& a slightly better price). The menu is simple. Whole, Half or Quarter chicken. That's it... More 

Thank DCJim40
Vicksburg, Mississippi
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went there or lunch and it was a fantastic experience. Chicken was out of this word and the line and service was super fast! They only do one thing, but they do it super well.

Thank Emailrobert
Keswick, Virginia
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not complaining but if you read a review that mentions these- they are reviewing the wrong restaurant! Really good chicken with a choice of steak fries, rice or Cole slaw - that's it. A few desserts and a selection of beverages. Very popular!

Thank Peter R
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

if you are in the mood for excellent Rotisserie Chicken, this is your place. This is a cafeteria style place, far from fancy, so plan on doing takeout on less you want to eat at cafeteria style tables and chairs (assuming you can find a seat).

1 Thank Jonathan S
Bend, Oregon
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We checked into our hotel late, and needed to grab a bite. Saw this had good reviews, and chicken sounded good. We got there 30 minutes before they closed, so the line was short and there was parking outside. You just order chicken - light meat, dark meat, or whole chicken - and then your sides are a choice of... More 

2 Thank Cruisers58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?