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7007 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815-6106
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

-chicken is the best. -side orders: best is the fried rice. -location: great. -parking: a bit difficult. -size: okay. -staff: friendly (almost all Peruvians). -overall cost: okay (whole chicken with two sides $18). The food smells amazing 😉

Thank Flan b
Silver Spring, Maryland
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920 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Our 8:00pm dinner plans failed due to a miscue, and we needed a rapid solution to save the evening. Don Pollo TOTALLY filled the bill. We got chicken with five or six sides and had a perfectly satisfying, tasty and unpretentious meal in just 15 minutes flat.

Thank jaseaton
Beachwood, Ohio, Usa
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Eat in or carry out, but get the Peruvian Chicken. You will never want to return to Kentucky Fried or even Costco. The plantains are a joy to taste. The prices are reasonable. Try it. You will like it!

Thank Sheldon E
Homer, Alaska
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

If you are looking for a fast food restaurant with fresh ingredients, I would recommend Don Pollo. A good choice for dining in or taking out.

1 Thank Todd_in_AK
Kensington, MD
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The biggest challenge in Bethesda is a lunch that doesn't kill the pocketbook that's quality food, enough to fill you up, and a pleasant place to eat. Don Pollo really fits the bill when you're hungry but don't want to break the bank on Wisconsin Avenue. To be truthful, Don Pollo had fallen out of the handful of lunch spots... More 

2 Thank Beverly F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Peruvian chicken. Properly seasoned and roasted on a spit over real wood. Generally very good to decent sides, with the mashed potatoes being excellent. Really a carry out place, but you can eat in if you don't care much about atmosphere. By the way, the steak and vegetables was surprisingly good as well.

1 Thank papafleisch
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Really tasty take-out chicken. A good sized whole chicken with two generous side dishes (rice with black beans and fried green beans) for less than $20 is excellent value. Service was friendly and efficient. There are a few tables for eating in, but most customers, like me, were opting for take-out. It tastes good too!

1 Thank FoodieScotland
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Go to for lunch or takeout for dinner. Best chicken in Bethesda at a good price. We take out for a party or a picnic at Wolf Trap. I like this place a lot, so should you.

2 Thank john l
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Always good food at reasonable pricesWe take out from here at least once a month. Never had a bad meal.The chicken is cooked to perfection. The sides are numerous and tasty.

1 Thank Rob Z
Buffalo, New York
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a quick dinner and was surprised by the quality at this price point. Outstanding entrees and sides. Chicken and rice reminded us of grandmas's house! Excellent!

2 Thank Michele M

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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
South American, Peruvian, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7007 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815-6106
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?