We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Authentic and delicious!!”
Review of Al Carbon Chicken

Al Carbon Chicken
Ranked #21 of 545 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Peruvian
Restaurant details
Denver
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Authentic and delicious!!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I've been here twice and everything I've had is delicious and the staff is very friendly. I highly recommend the charcoal rotisserie chicken and the bavarian cream filled churros. Yucca fries, green poblano rice, and plantains are excellent sides and they include dipping sauces as well. Hands down one of the best places to eat in C'ville.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank jsw900
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    72
    18
    2
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Harrisburg, North Carolina
Level Contributor
130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Treat your taste buds---Very Affordable as Well”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Thanks to Trip Advisor, I was able to grab dinner at Al Carbon Chicken. This is a family owned/family run Peruvian/Mexican Restaurants.
The signature food is Rotisserie Chicken Cooked Over Charcoal. They also offer Mexican Sandwiches with Avocado scooped fresh out of the skin.
Sides include Green and Fried Plantains (excellent), Saffron Rice, Mexican Corn (covered in Mayonnaise with Lime Juice/Cheese etc., Roasted Cactus
Desserts include Churros, Bavarian Cream Filled Churros, and Churros and Ice Cream.
Entrees are served with 5 sauces.
Beverages include imported sodas and unique sweet teas
Al Carbon is located in a small strip center with a non-descript sign. Find Al Carbon, and you will have an enjoyable dining experience with great service!

(I purchased a 1/4 Chicken, two sides, a tea and Cream Filled Churros and had a large amount of food for $16). You can have a nice meal and drink for less than $10.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank coastal_confessions
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clifton Park, New York
Level Contributor
59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We went here for lunch and ordered the half chicken with 2 sides- we got the arroz verde and fried plantains. Everything turned out to be flavorful! We also got the yummy freshly made churros for dessert. The ambience is laid back, and the servers are accommodating. I'll definitely go back here next time.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank AnnieStormborn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reston, Virginia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wow! Thanks TripAdvisor!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The family (wife, mom, baby) were travelling from Roanoake back to MD and the wife had a craving for Peruvian chicken right as we were approaching Charlottesville. I checked my phone and pulled up Al Carbon. One of the best uses for TripAdvisor I've ever had. The food was really good, but what EASILY pushes this place to a 5 was the attitude of all the staff. SO nice & accomodating. There is little to no ambiance other than an honest little chicken place. The sauces are good and creative - selection for a place like this was also great. You just really got the feel that these folks care! Looking forward to coming back, but what a great stop - thanks!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank WX-Lobo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Charlottesville, VA
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This restaurant is on point”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I ordered a piece of chicken, my friend ordered the sandwich. We both got the corn with cheese and mayonnaise. We got an order of choripapas to share with cheese. (Clearly we are both on a diet), and an order of plain churros to share.

EVERYTHING was cooked very well. The chicken was juicy, the skin was delicious. The corn was juicy and flavorful. I had a bite of the sandwich and it was really tasty and the perfect amount of spicy. And OMG the churros, cooked perfectly with a great texture. Can't wait to try them filled or with ice cream! And everything was very reasonably priced.

They did an awesome job of explaining what the menu items were too!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank CvilleS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Al Carbon Chicken also viewed

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA
 

Been to Al Carbon Chicken? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing