Carbón is located in Rockville town center square. It is on the same strip as Five Guys Burger but farther down toward Middle Ln. I believe the place is fairly new. It is a cafe style where you order at the cashier and pickup your food when it is ready.
|store front, very clean and new|
|simple menu posted in the window|
We order the "Rachi" which is beef stripes (牛百頁) marinated then grilled. This dish sounded very good but tasted just okay. The beef stripes turned out a little too soft for both of our liking. But being true Asians, we couldn't resist if any organs are on the menu, we had to try! There was also beef heart on the menu, but we were only brave enough to venture on one new item this time.....
This is the pork sandwich my foodie friend recommended as 'legit'. It was the most delicious item we ordered that day! Good recommendation! The pork is slow cooked, pulled apart in big chunky pieces, and topped off with a fried sweet potato slice. It was a very yummy sandwich!
|pan con chicharron $8|
Next up, we also ordered the "sandwich de asado" which is sliced top sirloin with lettuce and mayo. This was a so-so sandwich. The beef is a little dried for my taste. Probably won't order this again next time...
|sandwich de asado, $8.5|
Even though we already ordered enough food for the family (family of 2), we couldn't resist ordering the Peruvian chicken since the place is a Peruvian grill. So we ordered one whole Peruvian chicken. The chicken made the grade, but I've had better Peruvian chicken at 'Kickin Chicken' located across from Wintergreen Plaza. I'll write an entry if we visit the place again. What I love about Peruvian chicken is their special rubs on the chicken and the spicy & mild green sauce. These sauces are so good! I could put these sauces on anything and it will probably work!
|whole Peruvian chicken, $12|
Overall, Carbón has very delicious pork sandwiches, and the grilled Peruvian chicken is above average. What I love about the place is the location, I love walking around town center just people watching on a nice day. Now, if they have outdoor seating area where I can take my puppy dog, I'd probably visit it more often!
Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grill
100 Gibbs Street
Rockville MD 20850