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El Pollo Rico

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952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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aspen, colorado
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aspen, colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Colorado Springs
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Everything was delicious. I had a chicken burrito and my husband had a carne asada burrito. Everything, including the rice and beans, were perfectly spiced and the flavor was great. It took awhile to get our food, but it was fresh and hot. It's just a small place in a strip mall, but the food is really great. The lunch... 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?