El Pollo Rico - Arlington
932 N. Kenmore Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Open daily 11 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Virginia Square-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Peruvian chicken; French fries; rum cake; alfajores; mayo-yellow mustard sauce and cilantro-lime sauce.
Quarter chicken with sides $3.90; half chicken with sides $6.30; whole chicken with sides $11.70.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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.