Editors' pick

El Pollo Rico

Chicken, South American
$$$$ ($14 and under)
El Pollo Rico photo
Elinor Hitt/For The Post
Don't let the long lines here scare you -- the staff works like a well-oiled machine when it comes to chopping the juicy Peruvian-style chickens.
Daily 11 am-10 pm
(Ballston)
Virginia Square-GMU (Orange Line)
703-522-3220

Reader Reviews

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Great chicken

I love this chicken! The chicken is so flavorful and the sauce that they give you (I like the white sauce, because the green pepper sauce is too hot for me, though I've been told that it is not very hot by others) really enhances the flavor even more. I typically get rice and coleslaw on the side, but many people rave about the steak fries. It gets very crowded, especially at lunch time, but the service is fast. My only problem is the lack of parking. There is a parking lot, but there is hardly ever any parking at lunch time and it is complete chaos.