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Jan 15, 2011 06:57 PM

Peruvian chicken

Hi! I have been in San Diego about a year, moved here from Maryland. We had some amazing Peruvian Chicken take out places. It is a rotisserie-style chicken served with a green spicy cilantro or mayo type sauce. Seriously the most amazing chicken I have had. Is there anything similar here in San DIego? Thanks Chowhounds!

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  1. oof, that's a tough one. you'd have much better luck up here in LA!

    try Nazca Grill...

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      agree on Nazca, maybe Latin Chef in PB as well.

      Latin Chef
      1142 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I've been to nazca, it was ok, nothing great, service was really slow though, maybe a latin thing? But yeah, best peruvian chicken I've had is up in l.a. at el pollo inca.

      2. The best Peruvian-style chicken I've had around here was served at December Nights (2009) by the House of Peru. I think it was a riff on the Peruvian dish arroz con pato; I recall it having green (cilantro-laden) rice and deliciously spiced grilled chicken thigh on top.

        1. Thanks! I will try Nazca and see how it compares and report back. Will definately try LA when I get up there!

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          1. re: master815k

            The Peruvian Chicken at Nazca grill is pretty good, flavorful and juicy. Not sure how it compares to other Peruvian places since I've never had it anywhere else, but overall I would say it was good chicken. As far as their other dishes though they weren't that great, I'd stick to just the chicken if I went there again.

          2. Laughing . . . I also just moved from MD to San Diego, Googled for Peruvian chicken and got this thread. I had no idea it was a local thing. I miss you already, Chicken Rico!!

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            1. re: jvanderh

              Seriously, that stuff is awesome. Still haven't found a replacement for Super Chicken in Maryland.

              1. re: master815k

                There is Panca Peruvian Rotisserie
                In Oceanside. Good chicken though like said you will find a lot more selection of places in LA or Norwalk

                Chowhound thread here

                1. re: chris2269

                  You wanna know the only thing worse than driving 45 minutes each way to Oceanside to buy a portable air conditioner that turns out to be broken? Getting dinner at the world's worst In N Out and then coming home and seeing this post!!! AAAAAAAAHHH!!!!

                  1. re: jvanderh

                    Maybe you can check it out when you return the air conditioner? :)

                    1. re: chris2269

                      It was an as-is Craigslist thing, unfortunately :-(

            2. This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but Urban Chicken in Golden Hill has the rotisserie chicken/dipping sauce/beans and rice menu. It is really good, and they source locally at that. Worth checking out. Also, there is a deal here today:

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              1. re: loghia

                I've been meaning to stop by there. I will get there in the next week or so and report back! Thanks Loghia.