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El Pollo Rico

932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
+1 703-522-3220
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak fries” (32 reviews)
“cole slaw” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
PRICE
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LOCATION
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
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1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!

Thank trvel4fun
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food is excellent, they are fast with orders and it's just a great place. It's a place to go and sit and eat or take out. Alot of food at a reasonable price.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We ordered one whole chicken with side dishes of rice, French fries and coleslaw. For dessert we shared a couple of alfajores. What a wonderful meal of juicy and well seasoned grilled chicken. With the typical green and yellow dips for the chicken, it’s tough...More

Thank Camila120428
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The chicken is always tasty & well-cooked. We love the french fries, too. We have gone there frequently for about 10 years since a friend recommended it. We always carry out are food - so no comment on the service.

Thank treehugger1875
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Service great Food fabulous ! Parking is a plus for a restaurant . Great for lunch and dinner or take out .

Thank patriciafairman
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Deliciously moist flavorful chicken (not for the diet conscious) that comes with wonderful sauces that pair perfectly with the fries! A great, cheap, fast dinner when you just can't cook anther meal. Also a must try is a drink they have, Chica Lamena, a purple...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been getting rotisserie chicken (& fries & coleslaw) from this modest little place for 20 years, following them as they moved locations in Arlington. The only changes: now they take credit cards and their prices have increased a bit, but their food is...More

Thank KOLret
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
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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