Coco Rico serves Brazilian specialties such as Pollo ala Brasa, Peruvian Style Rotisserie Chicken, Yucca, Fries, and sandwiches. They also serve hummus, babaganous, and tabbouleh. Added on October 9, 2009 and last updated 7 years ago
Partial halal menu
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(703) 822-0125 fax
A halal sign is clearly visible on the premises of this restaurant. Only the chicken is halal.
★★★★★ Love the Peruvian chicken here. It is my favorite go to meal when I need to pick up something for dinner fast. It is very affordable compared to other fast food options. They have tasty steak and cheese sandwiches. According to management you have to request halal steak if you want that. I have used them for party catering and both times it has turned out well. The chicken is loved by all my guests. Posted on May 12, 2015
★★★★ The chicken and fries are great. Side dishes suck, as does the dining area. It may seemed overpriced (esp given that u will need to order a half chicken per person), but where else can you find halal south american-style chicken? Posted on October 20, 2014
★★★★★ Great food for people looking for different options. Just wish that staff is trained better to explain that steak is not halal. They have clearly indicated with signs that chicken is halal so even asking was a mistake at our part. Rotassiere chicken and burrito were delicious. Posted on April 3, 2014
★★★★★ We were vacationing in the DC area this past weekend and heard about this place from friends so we decided to check it out. The food was excellent! We ordered the Rotisserie Chicken along with the Pollo (chicken) Saltado and Lomo (Lamb) Saltado, which were also very tasty. The rotisserie chicken was cooked to perfection and was so tender that it literally just melted in your mouth! It came along with 2 sides, Yucca and Plantains (which were pretty good, except that the Yucca was a little too dry for my taste). I would HIGHLY recommend this place if you are in the area! Also, try out their drinks, Purple Corn and Tamarind. Posted on November 26, 2012
★★★★★ I have never been disappointed when eating here. Food is delicious and it's great to have a halal option that goes beyond kabobs and rice. Thanks to the owners for providing delicious food to us halal seekers! Posted on November 21, 2012
★★★★ First off Peruvian and not Brazilian. I visited Cocorico during ramadhan and we shared a quarter chicken with yucca and fries along with the pollo saltado. We also had an Inka Cola. The chicken was extremely moist and the portions were a good size for my appetite. I am sure others would probably prefer the half chicken, but the 1/4 was fine for me. The chicken was served with a yellow and green sauce of which I much preferred the green. Still, something was missing. I felt like some good american hot sauce would have been nice but overall it was a good value and pretty good food.
The restaurant is fast casual with self seating and pickup. The ambiance is very basic and feels very ethnic/family owned. Posted on August 2, 2012
★★★★★ I'm addicted to this place. When I first discovered it I literally ate here everyday for like 2 weeks straight. The chicken is just amazingly good. Very tender and flavorful.
Get the mashed potatoes! Best side on the menu. They've added a bunch of other halal options recently, but the regular charcoal chicken is still the best thing they have. The staff is pretty good, very friendly. You get your food very, very fast normally and it's pretty affordable. Can't really beat it. Posted on June 19, 2012
★★★★ I had the quarter white meat. Yes delicious, but the upcharge made the bill over my budget of $5. I'll definitely be back for a whole chicken with cassava. Delish, just bring some money. Posted on January 20, 2011
★★★★ I saw the reviews and checked this place out. It's kinda small but a nice quaint place, and the staff is friendly. I've had the half chicken, which is decent, and the burrito, which is by far the best thing they have on the menu. Posted on August 26, 2010
★★★★★ This place is AMAZING! We had the whole rotisserie chicken. The green chili sauce packs a punch. The chicken is moist and delicioso. For dessert, try the 3 leches if you like trifle pudding. Posted on April 27, 2010
★★★★★ We had the rotissirie style chicken, it was wonderful, so moist and well seasoned. A whole chicken with cassava chips & side salad was around $15. We will definately be back! Posted on March 23, 2010
★★★★ Good tasty food. This place serves rotisserie style chicken. It is very flavorful snd juicy. Comes in 1/4, 1/2 and whole sizes. Additionally, Coco Rico serves chicken, falafel and cheesestaek sandwiches. Make sure you try the green chili hot sauce! As stated above, the chicken and sandwiches are above average, however the real treasure found at this establishment is the spicy hot wings! Definitely one of the best I've had in the area. Serves as a very good starter to your meal. We will return. Posted on February 25, 2010