Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Rotisserie chicken at Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

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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