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El Pollo Loco

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41383 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Different fast food!

We tried this fast food because it was close to our lodge. And it was really amazing experience we choose family menu where you get almost 2 chickens choppes to smaller pieces with 3 side dishes , drink and free salsa. For like 30 bucks it was amazing. Taste of the chicken was awesome , next time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2014
stanislavholis
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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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Chula Vista, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Dinner and service were great. Quick, too. We had the chicken bowl, very hearty, filling. No wait in the drive through line. Took it back to enjoy at our cabin.

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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We tried this fast food because it was close to our lodge. And it was really amazing experience we choose family menu where you get almost 2 chickens choppes to smaller pieces with 3 side dishes , drink and free salsa. For like 30 bucks it was amazing. Taste of the chicken was awesome , next time we choose different... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Decent food, usually a little better than Taco Bell, lots of different choices on the menu. Prices are similar to most fast food joints. The chicken bowls are probably my favorite thing here, burritos are also pretty good. Worth checking out if your looking for a change up from the regular fast food choices.

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Whenever I get the chance I have to satisfy my craving since there isn't one where I live. Love the Chicken Tortilla Soup but just the regular pieces if chicken are my favorite.

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san diego
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

What can you say bad about zesty broiled chicken breast with rice and beans. Yum! My favorite condiment is the green avocado/tomatillo sauce for dipping chicken or chips. This place must be popular because it was quite crowded at 2PM. Service was fast. I feel they are a bit pricey but hey I was on vaca..

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Sioux Falls
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were looking for a place to grab a bite while waiting to check into the hotel. We found El Pollo Loco. I had seen several of these around so I wanted to try it out. I had the 1/2 chicken. The pricing was reasonable and the chicken was very good. I had cole slaw which was fine, but nothing... More 

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Hesperia, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The service was slow, the food tasted stale and did not have the quality of food at the El Pollo Loco we typically go to.

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Big Bear City, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Always ave loved the chicken there..Best fast food mexican food.So happy no hamburgers there Good service..

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Coronado, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is our favorite fast food restaurant. Love the side salad and chicken. Funny thing is we go often and twice in the last two months they have been out of chicken-QUE?

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Big Bear Lake, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great food, fresh and quickly served with salsa bar. The service is always excellent, service with a smile.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41383 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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