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Chicken Fight: Super Pollo (Ballston) vs. El Pollo Rico (VA Square)

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Chicken Fight: Super Pollo (Ballston) vs. El Pollo Rico (VA Square)

scrambledeggs | Feb 21, 2009 12:02 PM

Super Pollo, next to Ballston Commons, the mall. Peruvian style chicken, rottisserie over coals. Whatever they do, it is so good, and the spices and equipment, and technique used to cook the chicken and the Yucca on the side is beyond my home kitchen's fantasies. I wanted to post something positive on here: Super Pollo is simply the best chicken I've ever had, of all time.

The green salsa is also divine -- whatever it's name is -- and the fried Yucca sides are as good, the best Yucca i've ever had as well. The chickpeas were good but very spicy; the patrons here seem to be mostly hispanophones.

It's good folks, good. As good as it gets. You can't do it at home.

El Pollo Rico: The word on the street is that EPR has better chicken by far, but has terrible sides. As far as the chicken, they are similar, but Super Pollo seemed just as good, if not better. The sides here suck pretty bad -- french fries? GRINGOS! The restaurant building itself was almost empty, cramped, dark, the opposite of the fiesta - like Super pollo. Skip it.

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