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El Pollon Restaurant

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Prospero 151 | Iquitos - Loreto, Iquitos, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

They served Roast Chicken with french fries and Peruvian Chifa (included small pieces of Cecina) It's an original taste.

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Thank Yalu09
Iquitos, Peru
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Well, this place has to be more natural, more organized, but the young man who takes your order at the cashier, wow...LOL

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Thank Angel G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. Nothing fancy but real good food and a lot of it. Our excellent waiter was a young student and he said he just started English class. We had fun talking both my limited Spanish and his better English. Food was very fresh and tasty. Prices were very reasonable. Menu selection was large,... More 

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Thank Keith S
Bay City, Texas
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

I haven't eaten a lot of foods here, but it is known for having the best cake -- particularly chocolate cake -- in Iquitos. I can attest that that is true after going there many times to get a piece or two to take back to my hotel for a late night or afternoon snack. It is delicious.

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Thank TexasPhilip
Iquitos, Peru
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

It hits you as you walk through the open doors - a horrible rancid smell of garbage. I was almost sick from the smell. You would think a chicken roasting restaurant would have a wonderful roast meat smell, but not at El Pollon. There were piles of garbage bags, the floors were filthy dirty. The whole place needed an extreme... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Basic fried food, roasted chicken and hamburgers. They offer good fried banana slides. The potato chips are quite not so crunchy.

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Thank Carlos L
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

I'm usually a vegetarian but my friends wanted chicken and for once I broke down. Very tasty and authentic.

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Thank Mark B
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great nice-spiced, roasted chicken and terrific fries. What more needs to be said? The fruit drinks looked good too!

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Thank Greg T
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

What a smell coming out of that place! I thought for just a minute it would be nice to try some of their chicken. I don't know if they do not clean their kitchen or garbage cans but there must be some endemic bacteria there because I have never smelled something so rancid wafting out of a restaurant

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Lima, Peru
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212 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

The restaurant is right on the Plaza de Armas and has the typical Peruvian dish - pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) served with fries, fried banana or rice. They also have an extensive menu (with some interesting English translations :) ), but when the restaurant is called "El Pollón" (the big chicken), it's best to go with the chicken.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Fast Food, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prospero 151 | Iquitos - Loreto, Iquitos, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos

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