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El Pollo Supremo

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221 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3641
+1 480-966-3713
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

If this place except a credit card I probably go a couple times A week. This chicken is absolutely awesome, flavor goes all the way to the bone. It is not easy to find chicken this good. I buy the half chicken meal with tortilla's which are great and fresh and then I make a couple burritos. This is seriously... More 

Thank Joey T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I've been coming to this easy-to-miss gem since 1992. Meat, rice, beans, tortillas, always too much food for a little price and always delicious and satisfying.

Thank Debbie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

when we go back, we will call in our order, as it seems to take a while to prepare. the food was awesome, so cash is not a problem...we just need to remember to bring it. we loved all the sides, and ordered a bunch of entrees to try. nothing was disappointing. really. it looks like nothing from the outside... More 

Thank platinumforever
Tempe, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 bubbles 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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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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: +1 480-966-3713

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