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El Pollo Rico

Mexican, Spanish
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952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I'm a Mexican I I always avoid to go to mexican restaurants outside the country, but we were in this mall in Carbondale and we decide to give it a try. I was expecting the same tex-mex taste, but instead I got a nice ceviche, and the rice was very good, just like home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2014
Pamela S
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Dearborn, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Today was the third time I have dined at El Pollo Rico in the last two years. This place has a friendly server staff, reasonable prices, and, most importantly, excellent Mexican cuisine. My dinner today featured the best burrito I've ever encountered. My only complaint would probably not bother most customers : a sound system cranks out often-inane non-stop music,... More 

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aspen, colorado
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really nice people working there, fantastic Margaritas and the chicken is superb. This is a great Mexican place with very reasonable prices and a nice ambiance. Highly recommended.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped here on ski trip on recommendation of friend. We were very disappointed with both the service and the overall quality of the meal. It took forever once we ordered and food when it came was overlooked. They were busy but that is no excuse. I wouldn't go back or recommend, too many other chooses.

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Hastings, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife loves three things when eating Mexican: a real margarita, hot, fresh chips with salsa, and cheese enchiladas. She found all three at El Pollo Loco, a small, busy, fabulous Mexican restaurant in Carbondale. Don't let the strip mall location fool you: this is really good food. We also enjoyed the ceviche and a pot of seafood cooked in... More 

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Eagle, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were visiting a friend at the nursing home in Carbondale. She said she would love to have some quacomole and refried beans for lunch. Since she was unable to go out, I went to El Pollo Rico at the suggestion of a gentleman who was also visiting a patient. It was a little difficult to get to the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm a Mexican I I always avoid to go to mexican restaurants outside the country, but we were in this mall in Carbondale and we decide to give it a try. I was expecting the same tex-mex taste, but instead I got a nice ceviche, and the rice was very good, just like home.

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Denver, CO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Just came into town from Crested Butte. Stopped in this strip mall to get my bearings and found this restaurant. Really good Mexican food!

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Carbondale,CO
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Well they have great atmosphere and good view but bad treatment also it is pretty small and food is not the best

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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Like being in Baja. Great grilled chicken (specialty). My daughter loves the chili rellanos. Always friendly. great ceviche

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Montrose, Colorado
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We were on our way home from a four day camping trip and were looking for a hole in the wall kind of place that wouldn't mind how dirty we were. We saw El Pollo Rico and figured with luck it would be okay. It was way beyond okay. It was really, really good, authentic Mexican food. We both had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Carbondale

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?