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Chicken Station

We took the train downtown, and at the last stop of the Green Line in EaDo, we found the Chicken Station. It represents a year of chef Roberto Castre’s (Latin Bites) research in Peru for the perfect roasted bird. He seems to have found the secret. Marinated for 24 hours and then roasted over hardwood coals, his exemplary fowl has a complexity of flavor that extends even to the succulent white meat. And the sides were interesting as well. The fried rice was a fusion of Peruvian and Chinese styles; the dangerously hot plantains were sweet and deep-fried. Yuca, bland as always, turned out to be the perfect vehicle for three dipping sauces. As for drinks, the rice-based horchata was like a Peruvian malt, and the passionfruit tea was refreshing. Adding to the appeal of this vibrant yellow “fast food” stop, the Latin music throbs and the smiles are genuine. We will be back for what look to be delicious sandwiches and to just enjoy the spirit of the place.

City: Houston


Drinks: No bar

Price: $

Rating: ★★

Address: 7001 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston, TX, 77011

Hours: L & D Tue–Sun.

Phone: 832-986-5508

Last updated: May 8, 2018