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2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
+1 301-942-4419
10:30 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been a frequent customer of this restaurant for years and the food has always been consistently good and plentiful . However when my husband and I went a few weeks ago I was a little bothered when I asked for my fries to be placed in a separate bag (which I always do with no problem) and the... More 

Thank Linda B
Morgantown, West Virginia
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286 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The chicken is out of this world. The seasoning is amazing and the chicken is just so moist and tender. The people preparing the food are obviously masters at their craft. I strongly recommend getting a lot of the yellow sauce. The flan is also to die for (look, I tried getting the rum cake but by 2pm they'd already... More 

Thank eightwednesday
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken is always delicious with fries or rice and beans. Their flan and rum cake is very good too. For a family of four is approx $30.

Thank Linda M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for many years & no other place can compete with them. This IS the best Peruvian chicken around. Their sides are also delicious as well.

Thank Yvette P
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Every single time I visit Silver Spring in MD, I always, and I mean ALWAYS, make sure I pass by this place for the Chicken and Yucca. Absolutely the best. You will NEVER EVER regret it. Sure the line is long but once you get your food, you will be happy!

Thank Khairoon A
Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The family deal for chicken is great because it comes with chicken and 2-3 sides as well as sauces. I highly recommend the fries for one of your sides. The mild sauce compliments the juicy chicken so well. The lines may be long, but it moves quickly because the owners have a very efficient system to get in and out.... More 

Thank Marylandf00die
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

As I was standing in line to order, I could easily smell the well seasoned charcoal broiled chicken and see the generous portions being given out for those in front of me. The menu is very basic, chicken. If you came to order something else, you will need to go elsewhere. Choice of 1/4, 1/2, or whole chicken, all white... More 

Thank paddler4x
Silver Spring, Maryland
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place delivers exactly what they promise - good food at a good price. Parking at this location is a bit of a challenge/

1 Thank MissTaxCat
Bethesda, Maryland
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483 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

The charcoal broiled chicken is supposed to be iconic. It's definitely healthier fare than the fast food fried chicken places. My piece of breast meat was on the dry side, although the well-spiced skin tasted good. I had cole slaw and the salad for sides. The lettuce looked rather wilted.

Thank Margaret C
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

El pollo Rico does it every single time- delivers moist, flavorful chicken that is inexpensive and perfectly paired with red beans and fries. A friend of ours just recently recommended we get the yucca fried next time, which we plan to do. The sauces are great, but honestly, the chicken can be eaten as is it is flavored so well.... More 

Thank KatieK23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Fast food, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-942-4419

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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?