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El Pollon Restaurant

Prospero 151 | Iquitos - Loreto, Iquitos, Peru
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English first
Iquitos, Peru
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It hits you as you walk through the open doors - a horrible rancid smell of garbage. I was almost sick from the smell. You would think a chicken roasting restaurant would have a wonderful roast meat smell, but not at El Pollon. There were piles of garbage bags, the floors were filthy dirty. The whole place needed an extreme... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Basic fried food, roasted chicken and hamburgers. They offer good fried banana slides. The potato chips are quite not so crunchy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I'm usually a vegetarian but my friends wanted chicken and for once I broke down. Very tasty and authentic.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great nice-spiced, roasted chicken and terrific fries. What more needs to be said? The fruit drinks looked good too!

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

What a smell coming out of that place! I thought for just a minute it would be nice to try some of their chicken. I don't know if they do not clean their kitchen or garbage cans but there must be some endemic bacteria there because I have never smelled something so rancid wafting out of a restaurant

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Lima, Peru
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180 reviews 180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The restaurant is right on the Plaza de Armas and has the typical Peruvian dish - pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) served with fries, fried banana or rice. They also have an extensive menu (with some interesting English translations :) ), but when the restaurant is called "El Pollón" (the big chicken), it's best to go with the chicken.... More 

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Iquitos, Peru
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This chicken house sits directly across from the main plaza. Over the years, I see less and less tourists in there as there are some better than average places popping up in the same area, but I used to eat there all the time. Good enough, cheap, fast. In the center of the plaza activity.

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Iquitos, Peru
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

There is nothing good or bad at the El Pollon. It is just like every other chaufa place. Chicken and Rice....they do it.

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Address: Prospero 151 | Iquitos - Loreto, Iquitos, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos

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