El Pollo Rico (932 N. Kenmore St., Arlington; 703-522-3220; $13.75 whole, $7.34 half) sets the area standard for Peruvian-style chicken—its tangy, tender birds with yellow-mustard and spicy jalapeño sauces have a devoted following. But there are plenty of other contenders, many of them very good.
Great Takeout: El Pollo Rico
Comments () | Published December 10, 2008
El Pollo Rico - Arlington
Address: 932 N. Kenmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Opening Hours: Open daily 11 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Peruvian chicken; French fries; rum cake; alfajores; mayo-yellow mustard sauce and cilantro-lime sauce.
Price Details: Quarter chicken with sides $3.90; half chicken with sides $6.30; whole chicken with sides $11.70.