656 Elden Street
Credit Cards: Yes
Pollo Inka specializes in Peruvian and Central American cuisine. It is a small, casual restaurant that opened in 1992. The decor would not win any design awards, but they seem to make an honest attempt to create atmosphere with Peruvian crafted art on the walls, Hispanic music and Hispanic television. The menu is mostly in Spanish with English descriptions, and most of the staff speaks some English. The service is friendly, but not always efficient.
The lunch special is a quarter rotisserie chicken, fries and a soda for $6.25. Entrees range from $9-$15 and come with salad, beans, rice, and french fries or yuca fries. The salad and rice are very basic, but the beans and yuca fries are very interesting and tasty. Peruvian rotisserie chicken (pollo a la brasa) is "marinated in special sauce and broiled over a natural hardwood charcoal fire" and tastes like your standard rotisserie chicken. More interesting are the entrees which include a variety of beef, pork and seafood dishes. Try the Chuleta a la Plancha, which is a wonderfully seasoned pork chop complemented well by the rice and beans. They also serve burgers and hot dogs for the less adventurous. There are a variety of ethnic desserts and beverages to choose from as well, including beer.
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Great food at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is casual and it's never
too crowded when I've been. I like the authenticity of the food and the
very friendly as well. It is not something that you'd notice driving down
Street as a particularly good place to eat but I'd recommend checking
it out, we
always enjoy the food.
Crystal Singleton, Reston
Likes: Rio Grande
Dislikes: Mon Ami Gabi
Reviewed: November 2010
I've eaten in and had take-out from this restaurant many times over the
years. The rotisserie chicken is great. It is very flavorful, with a distinct
flavor but not as strong as some of the other Peruvian chicken places
in Arlington. I usually also get a Pupusa Revuelta and a Peruvian tamale.
Both have great flavor. The salad that comes with the order is pretty
perfunctory, but the rice is tasty. Make sure you get some of each of
the sauces to try them out.
Likes: Chao Phra Ya
Always a pleasure to dine at pollo inca....prices are very reasonable,
friendly faces, and the roasted chicken specials can't be beat.......too
bad more people haven't discovered this place..
tom davidson, herndon
Likes: old sylana's
Excellent food, great prices, great value...very
good service unless very, very busy.
Darrell Hill, Ashburn
Likes: tortilla factory, market street grill, minerva's