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El Pollo Loco

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41383 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, AZ
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

A typically noisy, busy fast food restaurant, but the food was good. I had a chicken taco salad and was very happy with my choice! I have only eaten there once, but on this visit, the restaurant appeared clean, and the service fairly speedy.

Thank IntrepidRoadTripper
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

the food at El Pollo Loco was fresh!! my family and I decided on the family value which was a better deal then individual meals! The tortillas were hot, and they gave you a different assortment. the beans were very tasty...a little spicy but good! the rice and mac and cheese were also good!!! The chicken was really tasty, fresh... More 

Thank beahr
Silicon Valley, CA
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

The new shrimp paella is simple but tasty. It adds a nice variety to their menu. Nearly all their dishes are straightforward, healthy, and tasty. Otherwise, it's fairly typical quality fast food, well above a certain more popular place.

Thank Frank N
Big Bear Lake, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The chicken is very tasty and the take-out service is fast. Is always very busy. A favorite place at Big Bear Lake.

Thank PapaBBL
Chula Vista, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Dinner and service were great. Quick, too. We had the chicken bowl, very hearty, filling. No wait in the drive through line. Took it back to enjoy at our cabin.

Thank RoadTrippinAgain
Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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145 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

We tried this fast food because it was close to our lodge. And it was really amazing experience we choose family menu where you get almost 2 chickens choppes to smaller pieces with 3 side dishes , drink and free salsa. For like 30 bucks it was amazing. Taste of the chicken was awesome , next time we choose different... More 

Thank stanislavholis
Corona del Mar, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Decent food, usually a little better than Taco Bell, lots of different choices on the menu. Prices are similar to most fast food joints. The chicken bowls are probably my favorite thing here, burritos are also pretty good. Worth checking out if your looking for a change up from the regular fast food choices.

Thank Chris B
Yuma, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Whenever I get the chance I have to satisfy my craving since there isn't one where I live. Love the Chicken Tortilla Soup but just the regular pieces if chicken are my favorite.

Thank YumaJeepFreak
san diego
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

What can you say bad about zesty broiled chicken breast with rice and beans. Yum! My favorite condiment is the green avocado/tomatillo sauce for dipping chicken or chips. This place must be popular because it was quite crowded at 2PM. Service was fast. I feel they are a bit pricey but hey I was on vaca..

Thank socalgirlSanDiego
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were looking for a place to grab a bite while waiting to check into the hotel. We found El Pollo Loco. I had seen several of these around so I wanted to try it out. I had the 1/2 chicken. The pricing was reasonable and the chicken was very good. I had cole slaw which was fine, but nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41383 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?