Pollo Campero- Lanley Park
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 18, 2006
Pollo Campero - Langley Park
Address: 1355 E. University Blvd., Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 301-408-0555
Neighborhood: Langley Park
Cuisines: South American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 to 10. On Fridays and Saturdays, the drive-through is open until 3 AM.
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 , 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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