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7007 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815-6106
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lombard, Illinois
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1,707 reviews
733 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the chicken and rice combo. It was really good. I could have used a little more chicken but there was a real lot of rice.

Thank LostALot22
New York
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401 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while passing through the area. Seems like a popular spot with the local work crowd. Menu is small. We all got chicken with two side dishes. You order at the counter and grab a seat. Order was filled in about 5 minutes. Food was very good and plentiful, although more pricey than the typical fast food lunch... More 

1 Thank skgbos
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

-chicken is the best. -side orders: best is the fried rice. -location: great. -parking: a bit difficult. -size: okay. -staff: friendly (almost all Peruvians). -overall cost: okay (whole chicken with two sides $18). The food smells amazing 😉

1 Thank Flan b
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,047 reviews
685 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our 8:00pm dinner plans failed due to a miscue, and we needed a rapid solution to save the evening. Don Pollo TOTALLY filled the bill. We got chicken with five or six sides and had a perfectly satisfying, tasty and unpretentious meal in just 15 minutes flat.

1 Thank jaseaton
Beachwood, Ohio, Usa
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Eat in or carry out, but get the Peruvian Chicken. You will never want to return to Kentucky Fried or even Costco. The plantains are a joy to taste. The prices are reasonable. Try it. You will like it!

1 Thank Sheldon E
Homer, Alaska
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you are looking for a fast food restaurant with fresh ingredients, I would recommend Don Pollo. A good choice for dining in or taking out.

2 Thank Todd_in_AK
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363 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The biggest challenge in Bethesda is a lunch that doesn't kill the pocketbook that's quality food, enough to fill you up, and a pleasant place to eat. Don Pollo really fits the bill when you're hungry but don't want to break the bank on Wisconsin Avenue. To be truthful, Don Pollo had fallen out of the handful of lunch spots... More 

2 Thank HistoryLover2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Peruvian chicken. Properly seasoned and roasted on a spit over real wood. Generally very good to decent sides, with the mashed potatoes being excellent. Really a carry out place, but you can eat in if you don't care much about atmosphere. By the way, the steak and vegetables was surprisingly good as well.

1 Thank papafleisch
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Really tasty take-out chicken. A good sized whole chicken with two generous side dishes (rice with black beans and fried green beans) for less than $20 is excellent value. Service was friendly and efficient. There are a few tables for eating in, but most customers, like me, were opting for take-out. It tastes good too!

1 Thank FoodieScotland
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Go to for lunch or takeout for dinner. Best chicken in Bethesda at a good price. We take out for a party or a picnic at Wolf Trap. I like this place a lot, so should you.

2 Thank john l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7007 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815-6106
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?