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El Pollo Loco

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11895 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92128-4602
+1 858-451-1884
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My brother told us we had to vist this mexican restaurant, before we left san diego, his friends told him it was very good.we went out of are way to try this food, it was not worth the money that we paid , i should have went to taco bell, wont vist again at those prices.

Thank Letiqua S
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately tonight they were not. Chicken was over cooked. Black beans were bland. There prices are higher then fast food so I expect more. I have a love/hate relationship with this chain. I remember how good it was, then I eat there and taste how far they have fallen. I guess I'm crazy to go there

Thank Dfettner
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I did some consulting in the LA area about 12 years ago and tried and absolutely loved El Pollo Loco. I ate there at least once per trip. I recently stopped at the one in Rancho Bernardo and their quest to expand has caused them to be mediocre at best and overpriced for what you get. What was really bad?... More 

Thank RonDFW
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I love this location!! The entire restaurant is clean and the staff is very friendly! I'd continue eating here....

Thank Katrina D
Peachland, Canada
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Have eaten at El Pollo Loco several times and the food is always good and the prices are always right. If you want a quick bite .... Go.

Thank Dave W
Laguna Hills, California
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

We eat at this El Pollo Loco all the time and just love it. The managers are ALL about customer service and they work overtime to make sure you are happy with every single meal. You really don't feel like you are in a fast food restaurant when you are here: they treat you like a sit-down restaurant. Their food... More 

Thank Margo M
vancouver Washington
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

Amazing food at cheap prices. The fish tacos are a must. It is not a date night place just a local place to get amazing food.

Thank hisfollower
Draper, UT
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Hey, we don't have El Pollo Loco where we live, so it's a treat to go there. It was very good, the salsa bar was fresh and clean, and the food tasty as I remember it.

Thank jaltaman
Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

This is some of the best grilled chicken I've ever put my teeth around...even the breasts are moist...plenty to eat and good sided to choose from...wish it were in Texas where we live.

Thank Garth P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

El Pollo Loco is always a terrific treat in CA. Our favorite thing is the warm flour tortillas and the amazing salsa! Can't get enough!

Thank Tamara A

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11895 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92128-4602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-451-1884

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