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“Good food decent prices fast service”
Review of Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical
Ranked #491 of 863 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
361 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Good food decent prices fast service”
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

The menu has lots of options chicken riblets wings salads plenty of sides as well. The chicken is grilled in front of you. It tastes really good moist and flavorful. There is a counter/ bar that offers you sauces. Like salsa barbecue cilantro etc. you can choose what you like. The place has a drive up and typical line inside but you can also stay to eat in ....order and they will bring it to your table. What I did not like about that was that there was no separation from the public and your food as they place the order on a large tray as the food comes out. So I saw the tray just sitting there waiting to be taken to the table while patrons that were a foot away came to order their own food YUCK .. They should consider holding the tray behind the counter till its ready to be served! We ordered wings which were good riblets which were on the small side and despite asking and being told a meal came with three lengths of riblets iit only came with two. The taste was okay only. Also ordered a quesadilla wrap which was tasty tho small. The chicken meal was the best. The corn side was ok to good. The yellow corn with veggies was good and the roll was tasteless and heavy. Service was fast and wait staff was friendly. For a fast food chicken place better than most.

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English first
Estero, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
552 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
“First time Wow!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Great addition. Everything fresh, grilled chicken, mojo pork, shrimp, lots of different combos and choices. Beer and wine. Come in get a table #. Hostess puts that on your table, go order, take your drink and sit. Food is served to you and cleaned up when you leave. Free condiment bar with lots of sauces, jalapeño , onions etc. it is not expensive and you'll be amazed at what you get. 10 minutes from the airport and within the Gulf Coast Mall, next to McDonalds, mind the traffic . Sign up online for free stuff. This was our first visit and duly impressed with this 'fast food' fresh restaurant. Interior is very attractive and lots of staff. Seems like all the police, firemen and ems have lunch here, at least today.

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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“Decent Food - Very Reasonable Price”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We ate at Polio Tropical on one of the first evenings it was open. The place was crowded but since the service was so quick and efficient tables became available with very little wait. Even if you have a table, the ordering is done at the counter like most fast-food places. You are given a number for your table and the order is delivered. Although we chose table service, many people picked-up orders to go and even more used the drive-up service. As the name implies, this place features grilled chicken. They also serve riblets, wings, and grilled pork. I had 1/2 chicken with a couple of sides. My grandson had chicken and riblets, my wife had a special this month - shrimp quesadilla and my daughter-in-law had 1/4 chicken. The grilled chicken is outstanding; the price unbeatable. The shrimp special was good. I would choose the chicken over the riblets. All of the meals came with a couple of sides. One of the sides we ordered was yucca. Maybe I am not used to the taste but I thought the yucca was pretty yuckie. All of the meals were more than filling. The service was very quick and friendly. Besides individual meals they have family sized options.
As we were driving out of the parking lot, we noticed a very long line of cars waiting to order at the drive-up area.
We will return, probably often.

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