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Jan 14, 2008 07:12 AM

Colombian Rotisserie Chicken

So recently a friend and I were visiting someone in NYC and he took us to a Colombian restaurant where we got a pollo entero (a whole rotisserie chicken) with some yellow rice. It was one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted. And the price was unbelievable.

Anyway, the place we went to was in Queens and was called Pollos a la Brasa Mario. My friend and I hit up two local Colombian restaurants last night (Camino Real and El Cafetal) and neither one did chicken this way. Doing some research, I found Pollos A La Brasa El Chalan in East Boston (and Chelsea), which is a Peruvian restaurant that seems to do a similar (same?) thing.

Can anyone confirm that Peruvian would be the same or at least close enough to the Colombian chicken we had? If so, does anyone know if there is a place like that closer to Brookline than Pollos A La Brasa El Chalan? We are reeeeeeeeally hoping to find a convenient place to where we live.


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    1. re: trufflehound

      The chicken rotisseries in Jamaica Plain are Dominican and very good. I would recommend Yely's Coffee Shop (which doesn;t serve coffee as far as i can tell) and Alex's Chimis both on Centre Street.

    2. Pollos Mr Mario in East Boston is Columbian Rotisserie, plus in addition to El Chalan there is Betos and Victor's which are other peruvian offerings. El Chalan has a charcoal-based rotisserie if that matters to you and really tasty aji (spicy sauce). Betos is also good, but I haven't tried Victor's (and at one point their rotisserie was down).

      I don't think you are going to get South American style roast chicken closer to Brookline (which is not too bad ride to East Boston as long as the blue line is running). There is a rotisserie place on Rt 9 which has gotten good reviews, but not latino. Hopefully Waltham will get it eventually, but has more Guatemalan and Salvadoran oriented restaurants (guatemalan fried chicken is another item).

      1. Alex Chimi's in Hyde Square JP may be pretty close to what you are seeking.