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El Pollo Loco

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5009 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85035-3940
+1 602-353-1484
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Brunswick, Maine
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After flying all day and getting s rental car and checking in to our hotel, we were able to walk next door to this restaurant. They were doing closing chores - washing floors, picking up trash, and etc but we placed our order. 1st time at this chain. My husband ordered a chicken Grande bowl and loved it. I'm a... More 

Thank MasterMaineGuide
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Pretty tasty for the price and speed I had been to one in California years ago and I've gotta say it's as good as I remember it

Thank Charlie V
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

I am staying at Crossland and really have enjoyed going to El Pollo Loco. I absolutely love the chicken - it tastes rotisserie. I have tried the borritos, but I like the chicken better. I normally go through the drive through. Tonight I ordered a burrito - the server at the window warned me that it was spicy because he... More 

Thank 327smarsh1
Granada, Spain
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274 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

No batter in sight! We had the 10 piece chicken with 2 healthy sides, plenty for 4 hungry people after traveling across the dessert. Just across the road from the La Quinta Inn, fast and friendly service.

Thank Clara O
Flagstaff, Arizona
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016

We needed something quick and simple after a long day at a dog show, and this was across the street from the La Quinta we were staying at. We got a chicken salad to go - a good choice with lots of chicken and some small tortillas. Filling and tasty.

Thank Paul B
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015

We couldn't be bothered going out to eat after a long drive from New Mexico to Phoenix and this was located right outside our hotel. I had chicken with corn and coleslaw and it was really good. My boyfriend had a salad, and it was crunchy and tasty. We also had churros, which were delicious but overly sugared and we... More 

Thank Michelle C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2015

Food was amazing. Clean restaurant. We ate here for lunch. The service was fast and friendly. The kids loved it to!

Thank Denise C
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

The chicken is citrus marinated and broiled on the grill~~~delicious and healthy. The price is unbelievable low. I only wish we had one in Sedona.

Thank Neil S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 15, 2015

As there are no El Pollo Locos in Colorado I frequently eat at this place when ever I am in AZ. I like that they are always adding new and filling burritos.

Thank Osksavjac
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2015

Food was good, fresh. Ran out of Carne Asada late in the evening but able to offer other delicious entrées. Took a bit longer at the drive thru window and gave my son a free soda. Nice gesture!

Thank 1travelingamiga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast Food, Spanish
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5009 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85035-3940
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-353-1484

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