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7836 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-1801
+1 619-697-7153
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Best grill Chicken in town with their Spanish rice straight off the grill🖒🐔If you are in the mood for Spanish food this is the place to go, you will not be disappointed😍

Thank Naneki S
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Based on reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp, we decided to try this restaurant as it was near where we were staying during our trip to San Diego. It's a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but we've found that these places tend to have the best food. We weren't disappointed as this was one of the best Mexican meals that we had during... More 

Thank Bodhi88
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

They have a variety of Mexican food, but the grilled chicken is the specialty. I was disappointed this time because I ordered the Spinach and Walnut salad, which comes with grilled chicken, feta cheese and cranberries. There was virtually no spinach. It was mostly romaine. Maybe 6 leaves of spinach, and not very big ones either. Otherwise, it was good,... More 

Thank Kathy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had lunch here a few times. The food is very good and fresh made to order. They have their signature fire grilled chicken and they also have all the other typically Mexican plates. You must try their pollo asado. I had the torta and it was outstanding! Come early; gets pretty crowded for lunch. Hint: limited parking in front, park... More 

Thank Aztlan
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Grilled chicken, tasty sides, good prices, healthy and dine-in or take out available as well as catering. Free parking and friendly staff. Nothing fancy but truly worth every penny!

Thank Patty S
San Diego
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been coming to El Pollo Grill ever since they operated out of a very small hole in the wall place further down the street. Their charbroiled chicken is super delicious, cooked to perfection and very tasty right down to the bone. On Tuesdays, you must try their Albondigas Soup; Oh my Goodness, the best I have ever had.... More 

Thank antjanae
Lemon Grove, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The food from El Pollo Grill always taste great. And they have a large selection of food. It's nice to stop in and get a nice dinner with your family. They have large booths that will fit at least 6 people.

Thank Sebastiana L
State of Rio de Janeiro
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I Loved the carne assada and pollo burrito. Great tacos, rice, beans. The price is also a great deal, affortable for everyone.

Thank psouzamarques
san diego
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

tried this place and got to say everything was really good the chicken, rice , beans tortillas and salas was also very good

Thank foodcritic7496
Lemon Grove, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Not exactly great ambiance, I mostly do take out. But again, great food. You can eat in , there are tables and Mexican decor. It's a bit noisy as the floors are tile and a lot of hard surfaces. Lemon Grove is just a very small town with several Mexican eateries, but this one has a variety of Mexican dishes... More 

Thank jxf2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7836 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-1801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lemon Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 619-697-7153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?