Mexican fast-food chain serves up authentic citrus-marinated chicken and a variety of burritos and pollo bowls..
This restaurant's first roadside chicken stand opened up in Guasave, Mexico in 1975. A family-inspired recipe of chicken marinated in herbs, spices and citrus juices was an overnight success and the Mexican chain opened its first American location in Los Angeles in 1980. Ever since, customers have been devouring the house specialty--zesty flame-grilled chicken served with tortillas and fresh salsa. Other menu options include pollo bowls (rice and chicken), salads and quesadillas.
Good but slow.
I eat here frequently, at the same El Pollo Loco by my apartment on La Tijera and Centinela.
The food is always good and fresh, my order is alway correct.
The only thing is no matter what time of day I go, or how few or how many people are in line in front of me, it always takes FOREVER!
I wait about 15 minutes on average to get my food!!!
The Best El Pollo Loco in the South Bay!. Of all the El Pollo Locos in town this is by far THE BEST. The Manhattan and Hermosa Beach locations cannot even hold a candle to them. Their quality of their salsas and general fare is far superior to the other locations. It is shocking how much better this place is then the others -- especially when it comes to service. I can't even believe the other locations are even related to this one. The service at the Manhattan and Hermosa locations is completely non-existent. I make the extra effort to drive to this location and am never disappointed.
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