Popular Peruvian Chicken Restaurant El Pollo Rico Opens Fairfax Restaurant | FFXnow

A popular Peruvian chicken spot – one of many in the area – is expanding with a fourth location in the DMV region.

El Pollo Ricoa restaurant that serves pollo a la brasa, or traditional Peruvian chicken, is celebrating its soft opening until September 4. It is located at 10801 Fairfax Blvd.

“We chose this location because the format of the space was ideal and we felt there was an excellent opportunity to serve residents of the Fairfax City area – particularly with a delivery service to the main [George Mason University] campus,” said John Lillis, a company representative.

Lillis noted that the Fairfax location is larger than its Woodbridge location with a smaller kitchen and two identical ovens. The dining room and the parking lot are slightly larger.

Regular hours will begin on Labor Day (September 5), from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. El Pollo Rico has other locations in Arlington, Wheaton and Woodbridge.

The restaurant traces its beginnings to a strip mall in the 1980s on Wilson Blvd in Arlington, where Victor and Nelida Solano hoped to open a Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant.

Opened in 1988, the chain’s freestanding Arlington restaurant on N. Kenmore Street has been presented on the late Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” travel show in 2009 and recently had a visit of the great tennis player Serena Williams, who currently in competition at his last US Open.

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