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“Great chicken, good salsas, very reasonable prices, but the beans are the real surprise star!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa del Pollo Asado

Casa del Pollo Asado
221 National St., Elgin, IL
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Ranked #10 of 175 Restaurants in Elgin
Cuisines: Mexican
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Elgin, Illinois USA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great chicken, good salsas, very reasonable prices, but the beans are the real surprise star!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I expected the chicken to be good (like Pollo Loco in California) but this is much better. The salsa selection is good. The real standout here were the beans. It sounds ludicrous that simple old beans could be such a big deal, but you really must try them to believe them. They are extremely flavorful olla style beans (not mashed re-fried style). The portions are immense and the value is excellent. The interior is quirky but serviceable.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Huntley, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Grilled Chicken!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I compare the chick to El Pollo Loco chain out West, but much better! We usually order the 12 pc. meal which includes 3 sides and tortillas. Chicken is always juicy and tasty. The grilled onions and jalepenos that come with it are very good. I have not tried anything else on the menue except the rice and beans as sides. Very consisten great food. I see many people doing the carry out also.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elgin, Illinois
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Delicious hole in the wall - order the roasted chicken and guac”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Honestly, I sort of avoided the place thinking it was a dive. But I was wrong and judging it from the surrounding area. The food was delicious. I recommend the beans (not vegetarian), guacamole and mashed potatoes. The roasted chicken (pollo asado) was juicy and good. I will consider taking out from here the next time I am in the mood for some chicken.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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