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Chef Roberto Castre’s Succulent Peruvian Roast Chicken Lands In Houston

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Chicken Station opens this week

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Chef Roberto Castre has returned to Houston, and his Peruvian eatery Chicken Station is just about ready to open in EaDo.

As Eater reported back in January, the restaurant has set up shop at 7001 Harrisburg Boulevard in East Downtown, and will kick open the doors this week. This marks Castre’s return to Houston after a two-year departure, and perhaps the city’s first eatery focused almost entirely on succulent Peruvian roast chicken that is cooked over a charcoal grill.

According to Castre, Chicken Station will marinate its birds for 24 hours, which is pretty standard at the rotisserie restaurants in Peru that inspired this restaurant. In addition to spiced yardbird, diners can look forward to sandwiches, paninis, and soups, along with Peruvian-inspired sides like fried yucca and sweet plantains, along with salchipapas, a dish of sausage and potatoes.

Chicken Station is set to open for lunch and dinner service on Wednesday, February 28. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.