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Feb 10, 2010 08:33 PM

arroz con pollo

who has legit arroz con pollo in DC/Va?

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  1. I never found it hard to find, but I've probably never set out specifically to get some.

    For the areas you're speaking of, I'd bet that Caribbean Grill would have it - it would be my first stop to investigate, definitely.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      I was at the Caribbean Grill the other day and I don't think arroz con pollo was on the menu. Other than the grilled chicken, most ot the entrees are pork and beef.

    2. Good luck. There used to be a Cuban place, La Cantinita, in Arlington that warned people it was going to take 45 minutes. It closed down. I think if you want the real thing you'd have to call the restaurant in advance and special order it. I would recommend Churreria de Madrid in Adams Morgan.

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      1. re: Steve

        You are the second person who mentions Churreria de Madrid, I may have to go all the way there to try their Arroz con Pollo and the Churros.. I'm used to making mine a certain way but can't wait to see what Madrid has to offer.

        Do you know if they serve it with Fried Sweet Plantains... Now I'm hungry.

        1. re: helenahimm

          I think that, if you just go without calling, the arroz con pollo there may be about the same as everywhere else. I think the place has gone downhill ever since they renovated. But if you warn them you are serious, then maybe they can make a proper one. Same for paella.

          There is also Rincon Espanol in Adams Morgan. Very good platanos rellenos and tortilla espanol, and a Galician soup which is thick with sausage and potato. The perfect cold weather meal.

          1. re: Steve

            Rincon is surprisingly good. Plenty of friends get their Paella and serve it to guests.