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Peruvian Chicken Joint in Columbia Area?

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cranrob Sep 27, 2006 12:47 PM

Are there any good Peruvian Chicken places around Columbia? I know "Chicken Out" on Dobbin Rd., but was hoping there was a more authentic place around.

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    cranrob Oct 13, 2006 12:08 AM

    I went tonight... just got back. It's more like 20 minutes from Columbia, but definitely worth the drive. Really delicious, moist, nicely spiced chicken. Crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside fried Yuca. Thank you for pointing me here! I will be back.

    The details:

    Polleria Trujillo
    10118 Colesville Rd. (Rt. 29)
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (301) 593-1578

    Open Daily 11:30AM-9:30PM

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      rcooperman Oct 1, 2006 05:31 AM

      Can you drive 10 miles for a truly great Peruvian Chicken joint?

      Head south from Columbia on Rt 29, on your right just before you cross west bound University Blvd (Rt 193) is a small strip mall and in it is a GREAT Peruvian Chicken place. It's called Trujillo - look carefully as it is easy to miss. Next door is Tex-Mex resturant. You park around back. The food is good and inexpensive. They only serve chicken with sides.

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        stacylyn Oct 3, 2006 12:00 PM

        Excellent....I pass this place daily and always wondered about it! I will definitelly try it.

        Thank you!

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          ingramcol Oct 10, 2006 04:37 PM

          How was it? Im dying to try it.

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            stacylyn Oct 11, 2006 01:06 PM

            Strange...I stopped by there, middle of the day on a Tuesday (I think), and it was closed.....

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        dzoey Sep 30, 2006 09:44 PM

        I agree, Mar y Tierra's strength is Savladorean food - try the soups/stews & papusas - The Mexican food isn't bad, but not where they really shine.

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          Warthog Sep 28, 2006 06:04 PM

          I don't know if they have the Peruvian-style chicken (it's been a while, and I don't remember), but there is a hole-in-the-wall Salvadoran place in the King's Contrivance shopping center (toward the back) that *might* have something similar. I'm fairly certain they have a Yuca side/appetizer. There seems to be a certain amount of cuisine overlap among the various Central/South American restaurants in this area, so it's worth checking. As I said, it's been a while since I was last there, and I'm not even sure if the place is still in business, but it might be worth a detour to check on your way to Wheaton, Langely Park, Silver Spring, or other points south.

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            Jason1 Sep 29, 2006 01:28 PM

            Mar y Tierra is the name of the Salvadorean place. Good papusas and tamles, most other things are ok, but of course, avoid the mexican food. They serve fried yucca with chaccarones...I've always thought their yucca to be very dry. However, no roasted/grilled chicken, only stewed/guisado.

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              cranrob Sep 29, 2006 06:38 PM

              Ah yes, I go to this place alot. Great papusas. Love their fried plantains too.

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              Jason1 Sep 27, 2006 02:07 PM

              Unfortunately there are none in Columbia, and as far as I know, none in the surrounding area. There is one in Baltimore, and one in Reisterstown I think. Going south, the closest ones I'm familiar with are in Wheaton.

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                stacylyn Sep 28, 2006 01:01 PM

                So funny, I was going to post a similar question today.....went to Crisp and Juicy in Silver Spring yesterday for the first time. While the chicken was juicy, it was not crisp...but still really yummy! BUT....the "wow factor" were the Fried Yuca. So addictively good with the spicy, garlicky sauce.

                Tell me more about places in Wheaton or Langley Park. Best ones? I think I'm addicted now. Gotta have that Yuca.

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                Chownut Sep 27, 2006 01:19 PM

                Your best bet may be somewhere in Langley Park.

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