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El Pollo Inka

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1425 W Artesia Blvd, Ste 14, Gardena, CA 90248-3228
310-516-7378
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Provides a high quality service to generally fussy clientele

This is a preferred location to the Hermosa Beach restaurant for general quality. I've rated both as 4-stars, but my experience is that this location is a bit better, more consistent and servicing a lot of return customers. Head this way if you have the time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
johnc_19
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USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Compton
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been going here for a couple of yrs and the atmosphere and ppl are great and the food is ok. There green sauce is what makes me go back cause it really leaves a taste on your palate.

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Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I visited El Pollo Inka with some business associates for dinner--the offerings were many and those selected were delicious, with large portions and very inexpensive in cost. This is my second visit---still very impressed! One associate had a seafood dish; I don't remember the name, but, it included a wide variety of seafood--he admitted that is was one of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had heard good things about this place before and was really enjoying my food.... And then my friend found not 1 but 2 hairs in her soup. Yuck! If that hadn't happened, they would have gotten a great rating. The food was good and the prices are very affordable. Not to say that stuff like that happens all the... More 

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There are two Peruvian restaurants that are near my company, already tried El Rocoto so my friends and I decided to come to the legendary El pollo Inka. The interior design was quite unique aztecan style with a touch of modern club lights, by these I meant that there were a lot of black neon lights. I decided to order... More 

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USA
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181 reviews 181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a preferred location to the Hermosa Beach restaurant for general quality. I've rated both as 4-stars, but my experience is that this location is a bit better, more consistent and servicing a lot of return customers. Head this way if you have the time!

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LA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I frequently go here with friends and family for reasonably priced and tasty Peruvian food. I even had my retirement party here. Also, I love the murals of Machu Picchu and colonial Peru. The chicken soup is delicious. I have done Salsa classes here or sometimes just watched the dancing. This place is popular with cops so don't be nervous... More 

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This food is very tasty and a great value. Soup, entrees are delicious and the portions appropriate. Service can be slow but worth the food. Take your time and enjoy the food

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Brisbane
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Sometimes, as a red blooded man, you just have to eat a whole punch of meat and rice. When one gets a powerful lust like this, you just have to go to El Pollo Inka. We went down for a power lunch one day and to talk shop. Unfortunately we were sidetracked by the incredible volume delicious chicken and UV... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This gem offers a wide range of Peruvian dishes that will satisfy almost anyone. Beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options are offered. The pricing is low for the quality of the meal. I had the special: 1/2 chicken, soup, salad, roll and rice for $10--it was delicious and satisfying. If you find yourself in the Los Angeles area, El Pollo... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great Peruvian Food! Working near this restaurant is an absolute plus! Their food is excellent and really hits the spot. Whether you have the rotisserie chicken (inexpensive and plentiful) or one of the more complicated dishes, everything is well prepared. Taste the green sauce before using it...sometimes it is HOT...but it is always delicious! I especially love the chicken stir-fry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1425 W Artesia Blvd, Ste 14, Gardena, CA 90248-3228
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-516-7378

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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