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“Surprisingly Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pollo Real

El Pollo Real
600 Louisiana Blvd, SE, Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #576 of 1,533 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Colombian
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This restaurant is located just south of Talin Market on Lousiana Blvd in a little strip mall. I went with a friend who grew up in the Virgin Islands and spent a lot of time in Puerto Rico. He ordered the arroz con pollo and just loved it. I got the carne asada and was surprised by how flavorful it was at the first bite! The plantains were really nice and even though I normally leave the beans and rice on the plate these were also really good. I couldn't believe how flavorful everything was. I'd definitely go back again and try some of the other more specifically Colombian food choices.
No alcohol, real "local" feel.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Amazing Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This little place was quite a pleasant surprise.
The food was authentic, fresh, plenty and simply amazing.
While the restaurant is humble their food is outstanding.

Visited November 2012
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