by Claudia Castaneda
Al Carbon is a restaurant located 5 min driving distance away from the UVa campus. As a Peruvian myself, I am always looking for places to eat some Hispanic food. The place sells a range of food from rotisserie chicken, guacamole, fried plantains, churros, tacos, corn etc. The place is run by a Mexican family, so you can be assured it is more authentic than the generic Mexican restaurant down the street. The chicken is savory and delectable and the plantains are to die for. The best part is finishing the juicy meal with freshly made churros. They have a machine that makes the dough and fries them on the spot. Here is the website! http://www.alcarbonchicken.com/home.aspx
Make sure to visit when you come to UVa!