El Pollo Rico

932 N Kenmore St (at Fairfax Dr)
Arlington, VA 22201
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm



  • Considered the king of the areas Peruvian-chicken houses. A tip to up your chances of a getting a great chicken: Prime time might mean waiting in line, but the birds wont sit in a warmer.
  • In a strip mall off a main street in Arlington, VA, El Pollo Rico serves Peruvian chicken in 3 sizes quarter, half and whole. Customers wait in long lines for their bird.
  • Why no Yuca?!?
  • Balance the the cumin-scented Peruvian chicken with a quick dip into the shop's popular green sauce, known as aji, made with a blend of chilies, cilantro and garlic.
  • Cash only line on the right, Credit line on the left!
  • the alfajores are so delicious! now my mouth is watering...
  • Fanta shipped in from central america, yum!
  • Mix the green sauce with the white sauce
  • The chicken is great, as are the fries...get tour order to go because they fill the plate up, then eat it there, and take home the leftovers!
  • The char-broiled chicken is the best Peruvian fare around- you can't go wrong with either fries or white rice for your side!
  • Such a good deal! Super busy during lunch time but once you get up to the counter you get your food right away. The sauces are tasty, too.
  • Best Peruvian chicken ever!
  • Simply superb.
  • No longer cash only, but you can save a lot of time if you have the cash by using the cash only line on the right.
  • The alfajores aren't that good. I'd skip. Chicken is amazing.
  • Now accepting credit cards!
  • Peruvian Chicken + Fries + Cole Slaw + Inca Cola = Bliss
  • Intern Sarah wrote of EPR, "The chicken itself has been rubbed in a fantastic blend of spices, but what makes it super spicy are the green and yellow sauces on the side, which work best when mixed. "
  • Always have it "To-Go" for more fries.
  • Get the FLAN. It's delicious.

Nearby places

3211 Wilson Blvd (at Washington Blvd)
1200 S Fern St (btwn 12th & 15th St S)
3322 Wilson Blvd (at N Kenmore St)