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El Pollo Rico Compliment - Awesome new resturant in Temple (El Pollo Rico)!

Review by Lauren6996 on 2009-07-20
TEMPLE, TEXAS -- My husband was really excited to try a new restaurant that has been due to open close to our house for several weeks now, it's El Pollo Rico, and they opened today.

My husband went by and got their whole chicken dinner, it came with 8 corn tortillas, rice, beans, green sauce, salsa, a whole grilled onion, and 1/2 a lime for a little over $12. And it was AMAZING, the food was seasoned really well, the salsas were nice and spicy, and the beans were delicious, my husband especially enjoyed the onion that had been cooked on the grill, it was really tender and wrapped in with the chicken. The chicken was cut up into pieces so it was really easy to pass around, it fed my family of three with all of us walking away very full and satisfied.

It's drive through or walk up only but the staff was very friendly and courteous. We will definitely return!
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-07-20
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
Sounds great!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
There's a place like this in Ft Worth. I believe it has the same name too. That is damn good chicken. I tried to find out what they use for seasonings, but there was a big time language barrier. On Wednesday or Thursday, can't remember which, if you buy the whole chicken you get the half chicken meal free.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
YUM! I'm hungry now.
Posted by Lauren6996 on 2009-07-20:
I'm telling you, it was great, and most of the time when a restaurant has just opened you can expect to get either bad service or bad food, we got neither, but we did have a language barrier when we asked questions off the norm. :) But all in all totally worth it, and where these days can you get a dinner for 3 for $12? I'm so excited that they are right down the street!
Posted by Skye on 2009-07-20:
Great to read such a nice review, amongst the usual complaints.

Very helpful.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-07-20:
Ditto
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
See if they do the half chicken free deal one day during the week. I'm pretty sure this is the same outfit, going by your description of everything. Heck, they may have stopped it. I haven't been over that way in about a year.
Posted by Lauren6996 on 2009-07-20:
We sure will, thanks for the heads up C20!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
Sure! They other plus is they were always consistent. It was good every single time. We did a lot of lunches when I worked over that way. They have covered picnic tables in front of the place.

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