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We drive all the way from Richmond sometimes just to get Al Carbon Chicken. In other words, it's ext
We drive all the way from Richmond sometimes just to get Al Carbon Chicken. In other words, it's extremely good ... read more
Anika T. via yelp.com - Jun 19, 2022
Delicious rotisserie chicken and plantains!
Rachel Dumaresq via google.com - Jun 16, 2022
Excellent food and good service ... read more
Eric Molnar via google.com - Jun 16, 2022
Fantastic eatery. You will not find tastier roast chicken in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Or, for that matter, in the mid-Atlantic. Prices are reasonable. Traditional as well as creative sides, in generous sharing sizes. You can choose all white or all dark. A multitude of sauces. Kids love the plantains and the roasted vegeta ... read more
Weston Smith via google.com - Jun 10, 2022
I honestly give less shits about their service cause they never fail to make me proud with mac and r
I honestly give less shits about their service cause they never fail to make me proud with mac and rice and everything on the damn menu ... read more
Anthony S. via yelp.com - Jun 5, 2022
Delicious and well priced a must try. The food travels well too.
Sara Berry via google.com - Jun 4, 2022
Delicious food, great street corn.
We had dinner here after seeing good reviews on Trip Advisor. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it did not disappoint. It’s very casual. You order at the counter, then find a table. The service was very fast and friendly, and our food was delicious. The chicken was outstanding, and the street corn was the best I’ve had ... read more
ERFSU82 via tripadvisor.com - May 29, 2022
No better value in terms of food quality / price in Charlottesville.
Matt Morrill via google.com - May 22, 2022
Love this place! Everything is delicious. The staff is fast and courteous. The online ordering is su
Love this place! Everything is delicious. The staff is fast and courteous. The online ordering is super easy.
Marty M. via yelp.com - May 21, 2022
Best rotisserie chicken ever
I asked a group of friends where to find the best rotisserie chicken around and they agreed --the place was Al Carbon. They were right. You don't even have to open the door to smell that savory aroma. There business is largely take out, but there are a few tables for dining in. I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken and that was probably t ... read more
Kevin D via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2022
Best Mexican food I have ever ate!
Beverly Artrip via google.com - May 12, 2022
Best chicken I’ve ever had in my life. Chicken will never be the same for me again after having this chicken. I sometimes have daydream about it ... read more
Jacob Elder via google.com - May 7, 2022
Excellent! Excellent!! Chicken and green rice.
Susan Valdez via google.com - May 5, 2022
Great food! The esquites and carnitas tacos are amazing , order ahead of time for take out, walk in
Great food! The esquites and carnitas tacos are amazing , order ahead of time for take out, walk in orders take awhile ... read more
Tomas S. via yelp.com - May 1, 2022
I was visiting the area and I came here to try something local. I got some tacos, nopales, corn, and ribs. SO GOOD! Everything was great but my faves were the ribs and nopales. Highly recommend, can’t wait to come back!
Jessie Tamayo via google.com - Apr 28, 2022
We’ve been coming here for years, and cannot speak highly enough of the food, AND the staff. Always friendly, food comes out quickly every time, and quality is consistent. 5 star service every time!!
Andre Morgan via google.com - Apr 23, 2022
Excellent tacos and probably the best rotisserie chicken we’ve ever had.
Kevin Dixon via google.com - Apr 20, 2022
Wanting to try something different while in town.. Chicken is phenomenal! Aji and jalepeno sauces are great and the yuca hits the spot! Only reason not 5 star was I ordered Fries with chorizo/ cheese..when I arrived to my hotel I discovered just a container of plain fries. All in all definitely would recommend this place!
Nathan Davis via google.com - Apr 9, 2022
Best chicken and tacos around Charlottesville. Food is always great. Highly suggest the yuca fries a
Best chicken and tacos around Charlottesville. Food is always great. Highly suggest the yuca fries and the green dipping sauce with anything on the menu.
Zack K. via yelp.com - Apr 7, 2022
Rare for Charlottesville to have good tasting food priced fairly like this place ... read more
Kirill Bor via google.com - Apr 4, 2022
Yummmmm, ribs are the best around. Chicken is always great and sandwiches packed with cheese
Yummmmm, ribs are the best around. Chicken is always great and sandwiches packed with cheese ... read more
Amy B. via yelp.com - Apr 4, 2022
Ordered Chicken taco and roast chicken (half) and some fried plantains. All of them are so good! I’m not a big fan of chicken dish but these chicken, even for me, is so good! Not dry at all, full of flavor and meat juice.
Amber Li via google.com - Mar 31, 2022
so delicious!!
Paloma Parker via google.com - Mar 29, 2022
Delicious food!! Everything we ordered was great. Recommend you go!!
Denise McKee via google.com - Mar 29, 2022
I love this place! Everyone in the family can find something they like on the menu, and its always delicious. Highly recommend both the guac and the poblano rice to add to your meal.
Ellie Tor via google.com - Mar 27, 2022
Delicioso!!!! Everything was great...service, food, and ambiance. Drove over an hour to meet up with some friends and would totally do it again!
Cris Morgan-Vankó via google.com - Mar 27, 2022
We eat here weekly, and there is literally not a bad item on the menu. Particular favorites are the pollo-chorizo tacos, para-papa half chicken, and the spicy chicken cemita sandwich. B st side is the tamale-beans, followed by esquitos (street corn in a cup instead of the cob).
Roger S via google.com - Mar 23, 2022
Best Chicken Ever!
Kevin Saunders via google.com - Mar 7, 2022
Best chicken anywhere. Sides are creative, healthy and delicious. Portions are large, service is friendly fast, all around a wonderful experience every year me I go.
Patricia Redmond via google.com - Mar 4, 2022
Local institution on par with Bodos or the now defunct Tavern. Great food, nice people, fair prices.
Aidan Toms via google.com - Feb 25, 2022
The food was delicious! Highly recommend stopping by. We loved the choriqueso and the chicken was so
The food was delicious! Highly recommend stopping by. We loved the choriqueso and the chicken was some of the best Peruvian chicken I've ever had. The tacos were also well done. Would recommend knowing what you want to order before you get there because you order when you get inside.
Kat N. via yelp.com - Feb 20, 2022
Our FAVORITE restaurant in Cville! Lovely owners, delicious chicken, plantains, corn... and the sauc
Our FAVORITE restaurant in Cville! Lovely owners, delicious chicken, plantains, corn... and the sauces! Love everything on the menu. Outstanding service.
Kay M. via yelp.com - Feb 20, 2022
If you want a chill meal this place is solid. The rotisserie is by far the best on the menu, the res
If you want a chill meal this place is solid. The rotisserie is by far the best on the menu, the rest is solid. A good weekday meal ... read more
Tausif M. via yelp.com - Feb 19, 2022
Most underrated place in Charlottesville. They cook all their chicken in a charcoal oven and it's un
Most underrated place in Charlottesville. They cook all their chicken in a charcoal oven and it's unlike any chicken I've ever tasted. Plus you can get a whole chicken for under $15?! Unreal bang for your buck. Great vibes. Stellar service.
Anna M. via yelp.com - Feb 18, 2022
Outstanding food and kind, courteous service. Half chicken was succulent and superbly seasoned. Affordable prices make this a place I will make a point of visiting any chance I'm in the area.
Milton Coffey via google.com - Feb 13, 2022
Highly recommended by a friend who was right, this place is delicious and reasonably priced. My new favorite restaurant. To the young man working the front - Thanks for your excellent and friendly customer service👌 ... read more
Carrie Roberts via google.com - Feb 6, 2022
One of the best restaurants in Charlottesville!
Steve Haske via google.com - Jan 27, 2022
absolutely amazing food, great prices, great customer service, and very fast and efficient. It was
absolutely amazing food, great prices, great customer service, and very fast and efficient. It was an amazing dinner. keep it up.
Justin Cave via facebook.com - Jan 24, 2022
Always delicious, large portions. Tacos are best in town. Sauces are excellent. Service prompt and f
Always delicious, large portions. Tacos are best in town. Sauces are excellent. Service prompt and friendly.
Spencer G. via yelp.com - Jan 23, 2022
Excellent food, amazing customer service. There are no bad choices here. Highly recommend.
Excellent food, amazing customer service. There are no bad choices here. Highly recommend.
Amy A. via yelp.com - Jan 21, 2022
Al Carbon Chicken is hands down one of my favorite local spots convenient for me. I absolutely love
Al Carbon Chicken is hands down one of my favorite local spots convenient for me. I absolutely love their smoked chicken, their sides, and their sauces. They have yummy street corn, too. This is a casual spot that you might go for either take-out, a quick lunch or dinner, or with friends. You order at the register and get a number, a ... read more
Carrie S. via yelp.com - Jan 20, 2022
Great food and great people. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. The chicken is phenomenal
Great food and great people. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. The chicken is phenomenal and their rice options - you can't go wrong with what you choose.
Humberto G. via yelp.com - Jan 16, 2022
Great food and great service.
Kyle Hall via google.com - Jan 7, 2022
This is our goto place and normally LOVE it!! Tonight, unfortunately, I'd this was our first time, w
This is our goto place and normally LOVE it!! Tonight, unfortunately, I'd this was our first time, we probably wouldn't come back. I ordered the sandwich with no bun, with a lettuce wrap instead. I order this all the time and it's enough for my husband and I both share it. This time, the lettuce was wilted in areas, the tomato was th ... read more
Angie G. via yelp.com - Jan 7, 2022
The place has authentic Mexican options, I like their green sauce. I would recommend to call in for a pickup as there is a wait time (minimum ten mins) for your food to be ready. The staff are amiable and the place brings good tex mex decor... happy tacoing!!!
Sai Raj Kappari via google.com - Dec 27, 2021
I love dark chicken.
陈何泽 via google.com - Dec 27, 2021
Delicious charcoal charbroiled/rotisserie Peruvian Chicken. This is a difficult review to write as m
Delicious charcoal charbroiled/rotisserie Peruvian Chicken. This is a difficult review to write as my mouth keeps watering thinking about it. I don't live close to Charlottesville or I'd be on my way! I ordered the Cemitas or Mexican sandwich with avocado, choice of meat (chicken), red onion, creamy Oaxaca cheese and chipotle mayo. I ... read more
Vania C. via yelp.com - Dec 27, 2021
I've been to this place several times now and love it! I especially like the fried plantains, and th
I've been to this place several times now and love it! I especially like the fried plantains, and the flavors are incredible. Service is quick, food is good, I would definitely recommend!
Peter P. via yelp.com - Dec 24, 2021
Never been disappointed with the service and food. The prices are reasonable and portions are perfec
Never been disappointed with the service and food. The prices are reasonable and portions are perfect. One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlottesville.
Aarone1012 .. via yelp.com - Dec 21, 2021
Used to go to this place all the time during my undergraduate career and I'm glad to see that the bu
Used to go to this place all the time during my undergraduate career and I'm glad to see that the business is alive and well. The poblano rice and plantains are just as I remembered as well as the chicken! For those of you who are new to here, the chicken is a rotisserie styled chicken cooked over open flame. Peruvian spices are rubb ... read more
Ben Y. via yelp.com - Dec 20, 2021
Food is awesome, staff is friendly. Can't wait to go back!!
Felicia Knighting via google.com - Dec 19, 2021
The food was VERY fresh. Every item on my plate came out steaming hot straight from the kitchen. The
The food was VERY fresh. Every item on my plate came out steaming hot straight from the kitchen. The star of my dish were the plantain chips--thick and full of flavor. The rice was delicious. The meat was a bit on the dryer side, and for the price I paid, I expected more meat rather than sides. Overall, this is a pretty decent establ ... read more
Andy N. via yelp.com - Dec 14, 2021
LOVE!!!!
Zachary Border via google.com - Dec 9, 2021
Delicious chicken and fried yucca ... read more
James Bradford via google.com - Dec 5, 2021
Gave me wrong order.
Phil Chaney via google.com - Dec 4, 2021
Never leave hungry! Large dining room and ample parking. The food is great and worth the wait. Always busy - once you go you will want to go back.
R Savage via google.com - Dec 3, 2021
Al Carbon is absolutely delicious and so well priced. I find myself craving it all the time, always
Al Carbon is absolutely delicious and so well priced. I find myself craving it all the time, always have such a wonderful time when I eat there. My favorite menu item is the elote :) ... read more
Talia S. via yelp.com - Nov 30, 2021
This place is great. The food is tasty and authentic and reasonably priced. If you're into this type
This place is great. The food is tasty and authentic and reasonably priced. If you're into this type of food, you definitely won't be let down.
Amanda C. via yelp.com - Nov 29, 2021
This place is easily one of my favorites in Charlottesville! The chicken is always perfectly cooked and exceedingly flavorful. The esquite (sp?) is off the chain and is a must have- get it today!
Daniel Mills via google.com - Nov 28, 2021
We’ve recently moved from Latin America and to carbon is *authentic*. We love the yucca fries, sweet potatoes and elote corn. You have to get the cilantro/jalapeño sauce 🤤 ... read more
Brinn Garcia-Mcghee via google.com - Nov 20, 2021
Got there at 5:30 pm, just before the dinner crowd got there. If you love meat, you have to try their rotisserie chicken. I don't know their secret, but it is delightful. Their sides are authentic Mexican and you won't find them at any other restaurant.
Colin Whitehouse via google.com - Nov 20, 2021
We order the jalapeño cilantro and new item tequila half rib And two margarita. The rosstic chicken
We order the jalapeño cilantro and new item tequila half rib And two margarita. The rosstic chicken is no surprise The rib was very good When you order make sure you Oder the combo And the drink you need to made sure you order with liquor one The one we ordered turn out to be ice cream for $9 each ... read more
Diane C. via yelp.com - Nov 11, 2021
This is one of two places (the other being Sam's Kitchen) that is good, but unfortunately obscured f
This is one of two places (the other being Sam's Kitchen) that is good, but unfortunately obscured from the road by a combination of foliage and the large kohr bros building. My wife got the rotisserie chicken, which was superb. I went for the Plato de carne. The beef was cooked and seasoned well, but for $13 I would have thought the ... read more
Patrick L. via yelp.com - Nov 8, 2021
These folks know their pollo!!! I love the spicy sauces too. Try the fried yucca in leiu of traditio
These folks know their pollo!!! I love the spicy sauces too. Try the fried yucca in leiu of traditional French fries.
Joseph M. via yelp.com - Nov 3, 2021
Found out that they use peanut oil to cook their tortilla shells, so my wife ate them. Need to post something in the restaurant and online for folks with severe nut allergies. My wife said the meal was great though.
Scott Roth via google.com - Oct 29, 2021
Great flautas! Everything I've had here has been really well done, and a good value too!
Sam Freeman via google.com - Oct 28, 2021
This place has really good food. The semita de milanesa is plain delicious. The chiles toreados, the roasted chicken are my favorite. Folks are very friendly and service is quick.
G Gutz via google.com - Oct 26, 2021
really really so very good ... read more
Tanner Dellett-Wion via google.com - Oct 24, 2021
The chicken here is REALLY good. They cook it on a rotisserie and you can literally taste the smoked flavor that the flames give it. I highly recommend trying any of their chicken here. I got the flautas- I was worried that 4 flautas wouldn’t make me feel full, but it is definitely enough for a meal. Also, I recommend their chicken b ... read more
The Shameless Foodie via google.com - Oct 24, 2021
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