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El Pollo Rico

932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
+1 703-522-3220
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak fries” (32 reviews)
“cole slaw” (43 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Fast food
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201-2227
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by El Pollo Rico based on a co workers referral and we hit gold. The rotisserie chicken was cooked perfect and just enough spice. The cole slaw and French Fries where outstanding as well. I ordered the Half Chicken and couldn't finish my...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I live and work in Arlington, I enjoy eating here and have never been disappointed. The line at lunch can get pretty long, but it moves fast and worth the wait.

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

to the point. good chicken and fries with yummy cole slaw. you get a whole, half or quarter piping hot chicken. always a line but worth it.

Thank cynthia c
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten continuously and regularly at El Pollo Rico since they opened over thirty years ago. Best rotisserie chicken in the DC/Arlington area, great fries. Only their coleslaw leaves something to be desired. It is self-service, very quick. If you eat in, it's on...More

Thank Karin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced, full chicken meals with two sides. The chicken was tender, flavorful, and cooked to perfection! The line goes fast, regardless of how long it seems.

Thank D M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restuarant not knowing what to expect, and you still don't even when looking at it! but when you step inside and get that delicious smell of fresh roasting chicken!...YUM! You'll find people from all walks of life here which is great! they...More

Thank phatdaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in not expecting much. Limited menu. But this place has lines to the door and the things they do they do it well. Chicken cooked over coals. A couple of sides. I wish I lived near here because I would be visiting a lot....More

Thank Jaybird6676
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I lived in Arlington, VA, I frequently ate at El Pollo Rico. This popular restaurant attracts a diverse clientele. Delicious food, reasonable prices. The restaurant concentrates on what it does best: mouth-watering roasted chicken. Options include quarter, half, & whole chickens. I always get...More

Thank michelehS2133VO
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We wanted chicken for dinner. The chicken was tender, moist, and good. The meat pulled right off the bone. We chose rice and slaw for sides. There were lines but staff is efficient. They process lots of guests. We enjoyed our meal. Restaurant was in...More

Thank jumpa23
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Office workers, construction workers, lawyers and law students, dental assistants and dentists: All line up for great Peruvian chicken. Rotisserie, hardwood charcoal, overnight marinade. Your only choices are how much chicken, whether dark or white, and which 2 of 3 sides. Fries are good; cole...More

Thank Birdy509
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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