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Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 18, 2013
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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 11:30 to 9, Friday 11:30 - 10 and Saturday 12:30 to 10, Sunday 12:30 to 8.
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:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating

Pollo a la brasa might be the lure, but the lip-smacking doesn’t end with the juicy, spit-roasted birds. The star of this order-at-the-counter operation in Rockville Town Square is asado de tira, a thin, grilled short-rib steak with more flavor than some porterhouses. It’s backed by an unusually strong supporting cast, from the soups and sides (a great tamale) to the sandwiches and house-made desserts.

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