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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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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CHICAGO
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was in the area working and wanted to grab a bite to eat before heading to LAX. I specifically asked the gentleman could the dish be made without a particular ingredient, he said yes. Well guess what, the plate came out with the food item I asked to be left off. Due to my time restraints and the ever... More 

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Torrance, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went to a memorial service luncheon here. Met with management who made sure the service was top rated. The portions were plentiful. I ate chicken, rice and a salad. Found out they teach salsa on the weekends. This is recommended.

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Compton
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about El Pollo Inka

Address: 1425 W Artesia Blvd, Ste 14, Gardena, CA 90248-3228
Phone Number: 310-516-7378
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, South American

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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?