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El Pollo Rico

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952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623-1834
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Monument, Colorado
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very attentive to our extended family needs. There was something for every family member. Kids love the chicken tenders, rice & beans. The pork burrito was very tasty. If you are looking for ground beef in a burrito, that isn't an option. They will place a "Sombrero" on the head of the birthday person. Fun & a... More 

Thank RASBERRY1947
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I frequent this spot for Mexican food: carnitas, chile relleno, and the most delicious enchiladas. When we first visited, the service wasn't the quickest, however, they've stepped up their game since and are very friendly. We really like the waitress'. I love eating here.

Thank Crystali B
Carbondale, Colorado
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

You really can't go wrong with Mexican food is in Carbondale. El Pollo Rico though is my favorite. Fantastic grilled chicken (their specialty). Good food, good prices, friendly service. If someone doesn't like El Pollo Rico, well then they have a problem. Four stars!!

Thank Fuddtractor
Nashville, Tennessee
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Recommended by locals, we dropped in to get a bite. Looked like a typical mexican restaurant, definitely, not high end. Quickly we were served chips and salsa which was so good we devoured it quickly and had to get a refill on the salsa. We don't drink so can't comment on the beverages we saw the other diners getting. Never... More 

Thank Wotsmith
Carbondale, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2015

This place really knows chicken! Grilled to perfection. Also delicious homemade chicken soup and posole. For a real treat, try the blue corn chicken enchiladas.

Thank Linda33342
Dearborn, Michigan
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Today was the third time I have dined at El Pollo Rico in the last two years. This place has a friendly server staff, reasonable prices, and, most importantly, excellent Mexican cuisine. My dinner today featured the best burrito I've ever encountered. My only complaint would probably not bother most customers : a sound system cranks out often-inane non-stop music,... More 

Thank horko
aspen, colorado
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67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really nice people working there, fantastic Margaritas and the chicken is superb. This is a great Mexican place with very reasonable prices and a nice ambiance. Highly recommended.

Thank lawaspen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped here on ski trip on recommendation of friend. We were very disappointed with both the service and the overall quality of the meal. It took forever once we ordered and food when it came was overlooked. They were busy but that is no excuse. I wouldn't go back or recommend, too many other chooses.

Thank pickytraveler55439
Hastings, MN
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife loves three things when eating Mexican: a real margarita, hot, fresh chips with salsa, and cheese enchiladas. She found all three at El Pollo Loco, a small, busy, fabulous Mexican restaurant in Carbondale. Don't let the strip mall location fool you: this is really good food. We also enjoyed the ceviche and a pot of seafood cooked in... More 

Thank Kevin M
Eagle, Colorado
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were visiting a friend at the nursing home in Carbondale. She said she would love to have some quacomole and refried beans for lunch. Since she was unable to go out, I went to El Pollo Rico at the suggestion of a gentleman who was also visiting a patient. It was a little difficult to get to the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623-1834
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 970-963-0579

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