100-F Gibbs St.
Rockville, MD 20850


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

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

Cheap Eats 2012: Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille

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.