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    Default Pollo Tropical

    any good?.....on par with So Cal's El Pollo Loco??

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    Ehhh, its ok...a Florida fast food chain.

    The quesadilla wrap is pretty good but its not filling. Fries are ok, they have lots of sauces to choose from. I don't care much for the rice.

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    Never go there, and don't know anyone who does. They tow cars so most locals hate them in SoBe.

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    Pollo Tropical is the BEST. Awesome grilled chicken and Caribbean sides like Plantains and Yucca. And super cheap. You aren't really a Miamian until you've eater there, and some locals will be personally offended if you talk shit on it. I like it better than Pollo Loco, actually. The Tropi-Chop is the best. However old ladies have a penchant for going to the front of the line and asking copious questions. So it can take a while. But definitely go, it's worth it.

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    Default Re: Pollo Tropical

    Man all those restaurants sound the same.

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    Default Re: Pollo Tropical

    Quote Originally Posted by elchevere View Post
    any good?.....on par with So Cal's El Pollo Loco??

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    Not even close to Pollo Loco or even Zankou if the Armenian influence has reached San Diego. Spare yourself the disappointment. You'll notice that when stale bread rolls are offered instead of fresh flour Tortillas.

    For similar, La Granja is a Peruvian chain and the way to go. We order delivery from the 2nd Ave in DT local every time we're in Miami.


    http://www.lagranjarestaurants.com/en/
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    Default Re: Pollo Tropical

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    Pollo Tropical is the BEST. Awesome grilled chicken and Caribbean sides like Plantains and Yucca. And super cheap. You aren't really a Miamian until you've eater there, and some locals will be personally offended if you talk shit on it. I like it better than Pollo Loco, actually. The Tropi-Chop is the best. However old ladies have a penchant for going to the front of the line and asking copious questions. So it can take a while. But definitely go, it's worth it.
    I thought locals only got offended if you ripped Miami Subs. LOL !

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    I go there anywhere between 2-5 times a week, and usually I get the Tropichop.
    You don't find anything better for the price ($5.22 for a small TropiChop).

    Usually on the receipt there is an option to participate in a questionnaire which will give you a 1/4 chicken, rice and beans with any purchase of the same amount or more.

    I always give it a few pumps of the curry mustard sauce, put the lid back on and shake it - ready to go.
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