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  • Total Posts: 325
  • Joined: 7/23/2004
  • Location: Washington, DC
Peruvian chicken Wed, 10/10/07 11:53 PM (permalink)
They call it "Pollo a la brasa," and it's cooked on spits rotating around like a carousel, about 30 chickens at a time. The smoke perfumes the air for blocks around (probably not so great for global warming; oh well). There are several such restaurants/chains in the DC area; the best is El Pollo Rico, in Wheaton (I heard the Arlington one closed). Servings are huge and cheap, the meals completely proletarian: your choices are a quarter chicken or a half, dark (pierna) or light (pecho); and three choices of sides (you get two) - steak fries, coleslaw, and not-so-great tortillas. They give you two sauces, one a fiery green one (too hot to be jalapeƱo) and a mayonnaise-y one.

Anyone else have Peruvian chicken in their area?

    • Total Posts: 397
    • Joined: 9/24/2003
    • Location: Georgetown, DE
    RE: Peruvian chicken Thu, 10/11/07 1:46 AM (permalink)
    Yes,check out

    I havent been there yet,I talked to the owner just before they opened and he said he would bring us some coupons but that didnt happen.

      • Total Posts: 810
      • Joined: 7/17/2004
      • Location: Fredericksburg, VA
      RE: Peruvian chicken Thu, 10/11/07 7:34 AM (permalink)
      According to my son, there is one in Pittsburgh down on the strip. He and his wife like it.

        • Total Posts: 11
        • Joined: 9/11/2007
        • Location: Frederick, MD
        RE: Peruvian chicken Thu, 10/11/07 11:09 AM (permalink)
        I'm living down in the NOVA area, so I'm surrounded by them. The Pollo Factory in Sterling, VA is amazing.

          • Total Posts: 1671
          • Joined: 3/23/2007
          • Location: washington, DC
          RE: Peruvian chicken Thu, 10/11/07 11:35 AM (permalink)
          I have taken advantage of some of the places in VA. Love the sauces.
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