Cheap Eats 2012: Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille
Rotisserie chicken at Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Carbón
Address: 100-F Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-251-1944
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 to 9, Friday and Saturday 11 to 10, Sunday 11 to 7.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Asado de tira, a short-rib steak; anticuchos (marinated, grilled beef hearts); chorizo sandwich with a garlicky chimicurri; chicharrón (twice-fried pork) with one side dish; alfajores (shortbread cookie flavored with anise and filled with caramel); tres l
Price Details: Sandwiches $6.50 to $8.50, entrées $7 to $15.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

The pollo ala brasa is estimable, but it’s what comes after the ampersand in the name of this order-at-the-counter cafe that garners it a spot on our list—and makes it a prime pick for dinner before a movie at Rockville Town Square.

Seafood is king in most Peruvian restaurants, but the emphasis here is on the grill—from a chorizo sandwich to a marinated short-rib steak, asado de tira, that offers the savor of a T-bone. If you leave without an alfajor, a shortbread cookie with dulce de leche, you have extraordinary willpower.

Also good: Chicharron; aguadito de pollo soup; chicken sandwich; black beans and rice.

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