Pollo Campero- Falls Church
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 18, 2006
Pollo Campero - Falls Church
Address: 5852 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-820-8400
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: South American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 10 to 10, Friday and Saturday 10 to 11.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Fried chicken; stewed beans; Spanish rice; horchata; Tamarindo.

November 2005

At the Guatemalan fried-chicken chain Pollo Campero (11420 Georgia Ave.; 301-942-6868), the drumsticks, wings, thighs, and breasts are deep-fried a gorgeous saffron color. This, according to Pollo Campero brass, is achieved by dusting them with a seasoned flour flown in from Guatemala every few weeks (Campero employees sign a confidentiality agreement requiring them to keep the more than a dozen ingredients and methods secret) and flash-frying them at high temperatures. Thin-cut frozen fries and Spanish-style rice are fine accompaniments, but the lightly spicy beans, thick with pintos, sausage, and peppers, are the sleeper on the menu--good enough to make you forget about chicken altogether.
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