Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tasty Thursday-El Pollo Loco #HoustonWeHaveAPollo

***Disclosure-I received an invitation to sample the menu.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

El Pollo Loco is coming to the Houston area.  There are 3 locations set to open this year:

Sugar Land - October 2014
Copperfield - Fall 2014
Katy - Winter 2014

And even more locations to come in 2015.

But whose of us who have never heard of El Pollo Loco, see below:
Ok, now that I have your attention let me tell you about my tasting experience.  El Pollo Loco got started in California but it is growing in popularity.  They marinate fresh, whole chickens in a citrus marinade. They cook the whole chicken right in front of you on open flame grills.
Then are hand-cut, and served.  Everything is made from scratch even all the salsas, guacamole, and cilantro dressings.
And no worries if you are watching your calories, there is the 5 under 500 calories.  But even the family meal can be proportioned for each individual, below is my plate which included broccoli.
Next we tried the Poblano Avocado Burrito - Can you see the chicken, avocado, rice, pinto beans, corn, cilantro, diced onions, cheese, and Poblano salsa?
The burritos were cut in half and that was a big serving so this could also be shared with a family member.  After this, like if I had room, we tried the Tostada.  I added cilantro salsa, yummy.  This is not your typical tostada that you are use to.
The tostada is like a salad served in a bowl.  The bowl is the crunch for those of us that need a crunch.

On a budget, try the Pollo bowl.  It is only $5 and comes with tortillas, and a small drink.
(this is a sample size not actual serving size for tasting purposes only)

Dessert anyone?

We love Churros!

The menu offered a variety of options for everyone to enjoy.  I like that it is all fresh. I can't wait to take the family to check their menu out!


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