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“Great Chicken”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Fast Food, Cuban, South American, Central American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a new restaurant to this area West Melbourne/Palm Bay, FL
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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“Great Chicken”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pollo Tropical offers really great food and a nice staff that brings it to you, not the normal for this type restaurant. The black beans and rice and plaintains are super and of course the chicken melts in your mouth

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worst chicken I ever ate”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Just poor food. Can't understand why people go there. There are so many better places to eat chicken.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank drdroid
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High Point, NC
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Please Come to North Carolina!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Is it fast food? Is it gourmet Caribbean? Whatever it is, we had a wonderful time. The chicken quesadilla salad was great; lots of fresh greens and moist roasted chicken. The quarter of chicken with red beans and rice was delicious. Roasted pork with corn souffle and yarrow hit the spot. The Trio has three types of meat and came with plantain and yucca. Super. For dessert we had flan and tres leches. To wash it all down was sangria. Four adults and we paid $47. The counter service was informed and helpful. The table service was friendly and efficient. WOW!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank NCLoggerheads
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“They smoke weed in the back room, mon!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

The food is good, the service is ridiculous. Entered drive thru Waited 5 minutes in drive thru, They were out of white rice, brown rice and tomatoes. Server was ditzy, took three times to take my order before being overtaken by the manager. finally order was completed 10 minutes later. Had me wait out front for 15 minutes and brought my order. chop bowl was wrong, it had onions on it I never ordered and weren't on receipt, was missing chicken wrap, salsa and utensils, took two more trips to get it right, finally 22 minutes after my order was placed I drove off with a complete order. Then I get it home and discover my "whole chicken" apparently had only one breast and three thighs! I've been there 6 times and won't be back. What a joke!

  • Visited June 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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297 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
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“Different food but very good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We have been to this Pollo Tropical several times since they opened a few months ago. We have always had take out but they do have an inside dining area or you can also dine outside on the patio. The service has always been friendly and efficient. There have been several coupons out since they opened to make for some good deals. We especially like the TropiChop. You can have it made with chicken or pork or have it vegetarian. For awhile they even had it made with shrimp. You then choose the kind of rice you want, white, brown, yellow rice with vegetables or lettuce, red or black beans and you have several options to top it off with such as tomatoes, corn, onions and peppers & sautéed onions. We have always had the small but they do have a regular size. The small is more than enough food. I can't imagine how big the regular is. We have also had the family meal which consists of a whole chicken, rice and beans and sweet plantains and rolls. This is a very nice meal. The sauces on the salsa bar are very good additions. We especially like the cilantro garlic sauce but they also have regular and hot salsas, different bbq sauces, curry mustard, onions, jalapenos, hot sauces & ketchup & other things. There are a lot of other food choices also. They have ribs, wings, fajitas & sandwiches and wraps, salads and quesadillas, several different sides and soup. They also do serve Sangria and beer. You will get good food, good prices and good service at this Pollo Tropical.

  • Visited June 2013
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