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El Pollo Rico

2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
+1 301-942-4419
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Peruvian, Fast Food, Spanish, South American
2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

El Pollo Rico is my go-to restaurant when I have friends coming in and not enough time to cook. Everyone loves their food. For a very reasonable price they sell a family meal with a whole chicken, three sides, and hot and mild sauce. The...More

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We have lived in the Wheaton area for about 10 years and have come to love El Pollo Rico. I like to affectionately call it "crack chicken" because it is so addicting. You have your choice of 1/4, 1/2, and whole chicken, along with sides....More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

el pollo rico lives up to its name. i ve never had such a great chicken at a cheap price people work hard and quickly. the take out is excellent.

Thank rclaude2011
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...More

Thank Linda B
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...More

Thank eightwednesday
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
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
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...More

Thank Khairoon A
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...More

Thank Marylandf00die
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,...More

Thank paddler4x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2517 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-942-4419
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