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“One of my favorite lunch spots!”
Review of Pollo Tropical

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Pollo Tropical
Ranked #25 of 156 Restaurants in Pinellas Park
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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of my favorite lunch spots!”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Pollo Tropical is one of my favorite lunch spots. You can get a quick, tasty meal at a great price. For example, you can design your own Tropichop (your choice of meat over your choice of white, yellow or brown rice, red or black beans, plus whatever toppings) with a drink for only $4.99. They have a great little condiment bar that lets you add a little kick to your meal and the mango iced tea is amazing. There's something for everyone here whether you prefer salads, wraps, sandwiches or a plated meal.

If you haven't been before, it's a good idea to take a look at one of the paper menus as there's a lot to take in on the big board above the registers. After ordering at the counter, meals are served to your table on plates and you eat with real silverware. Free WiFi is a nice bonus here, too!

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Beth_Mark2010
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English first
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food at a great price”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

A friend recommended that we try Pollo Tropical and we finally did. Never having been there before, it was nice that they had a paper menu that you could look at without having to stand in line to look at the big board menu. My husband and I chose to share an order of the 1/2 chicken, yellow rice and black beans, and a ceasar salad. They were very accomodating to give us an extra plate and silverware. You order at the counter and they give you a number to take to your table. The food came out promptly and was hot. The chicken was grilled and had a wonderful taste and was very moist. The sides were very good also. They have a self serve fresh sauce and salsa bar to spice up your food to your own liking. I would say this is very good food fast, not fast food and very affordable. The restaurant was very clean and workers came and took your empty plates when you were finished. Can't wait to go back again!

  • Visited March 2012
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3 Thank luvthesunWisconsin
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Augusta, Maine
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“First try, last visit”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

Ugh. Love tropical and love chicken but this was bad. Chicken wrap was cold, very little chicken and tasteless! Even thought I may have picked the wrong thing to try so we tried it again later in the week in Orlando and it was even worse! Dried up ribs and cold beans and rice. Found nothing to really like about it.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Lisa1012
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