Cheap Eats 2012: Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille
Rotisserie chicken at Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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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
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating
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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