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El Pollo Supremo

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221 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3641
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the name this place is specialize non only in chicken, but also in beef. For tasting both I order the combo plate that have both the chicken and the beef. Both are broiled with mesquite charcoal. The chicken is also colored with annatto.(a red-orange tropical fruit call in Spanish : Achote or Achiote). The chicken flavor was good, but... More 

Thank ferdipet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

It's a pain in the butt that they don't except cards and I would go there more if they did but this is definitely some of the best chicken I've ever had. It's simply awesome. It reminds me of the chicken I've had in Puerto Rico from an old man and a black grill on the side of the road.... More 

Thank Joey T
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Have eaten here for many years and always found the food to be delicious. If your a premadonna and like everything just perfect, then this is not the place for you, but if you like good mesquite grilled chicken and steak, have a seat. I like the combo plate with both meats, served with pinto beans, salsa and marinated onions.... More 

Thank Tedd B
Tempe, Arizona
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife and I have been going to this place for probably 20 years. Other preceding reviews provided menu details, etc. so I won't bother to repeat them. The chicken is slightly spicier than the chains. The place is small and rustic, with a few tables if one chooses to dine in. It is the only place we go (besides... More 

Thank Glenn W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Horrible customer service. We ordered corn tortillas, she gave us flower tortillas instead. and when we ask for the right ones she wanted me to pay a dollar extra.

Thank Lucia F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

really thier charcoaled chicken is amazing .. It is healthy so delicious even the prices are within anyone's budget

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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tasty chicken. It came with brants tortilla onions and salsa. The onions are great the beans ok, too watery for my taste ok flavor. Not a fancy place but good for take out. The Jamaica was very good they were out of orchata and piña colada. Nice friendly place.

Thank Paisagringa
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Order the chicken. Whatever you do, make sure you order the chicken. Never had a bad experience here. The food is authentic to say the least. Good vibes here! Cash only though so make sure you come correct.

Thank Patrick_Drkn
Tempe, Arizona
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a little hole-in-the-wall joint in a strip mall. But it has been there forever which means it has stood the test of time = good food. The menu is limited: grilled chicken and grilled steak. To accompany: beans, salsa, pickled onions, to name a few. You also get you choice of flour or corn tortillas. With such a... More 

Thank WWPaci
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The food is fresh and tasty. The price is not expensive. It is not a fancy place but your tommy will be thankful. 100% Mexican grill style :)

Thank Blanca M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-966-3713

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