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Sep 27, 2006 12:47 PM

Peruvian Chicken Joint in Columbia Area?

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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  1. Your best bet may be somewhere in Langley Park.

    1. 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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      1. re: Jason1

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: Warthog

          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.

          1. re: Warthog

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

          2. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: rcooperman

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

                Thank you!

                  1. re: ingramcol

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