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El Pollo Rico
Posted by Johnny Mack on 09/23/2008
Well, folks, get in line and shuffle on through for chicken, fries, and cole slaw, plus some sauces (red and green). The chicken is great (a Peruvian recipe that a friend, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was able to duplicate with one tasting no, don't send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope), the two sauces are rated mild and hot (there's another that looks suspiciously like mayo), the fries superior but not spectacular, and the cole slaw commercial-style at best. Value? Best if you buy a whole chicken. Remember, this is a fast-food carryout with long lines, so be patient, but the bird's worth it. Do not get the Inca Kola, whatever you do. Forget the desserts. And if you speak Spanish and understand the quips the staff are making at your expense, feel free to tell them to go to hell and ask 'may I see your green card?'
Posted by awesome on 04/05/2008
kickin' service, great food, good parking. If my reccomendation doesn't get you moving, just go and look at the line of folks at the door every day. This is hands down, the best chicken out there.
Posted by MoneyJoda on 06/21/2006
I'm a foodie. I can't help it. I love expensive, elaborate meals. Guess what, you don't get that at this place. And guess what, I don't care. This place is nothing to look at, but the food is spectacular. The chicken is moist and perfectly seasoned, not to mention their french fries are some of the best I've ever had - no joke. The dipping sauces are special too. Not sure about dessert, never tried it, but I do eat the chicken once a week. What a real gem - and the whole dinner costs you $9.