#5: El Pollo Loco

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End of week one.  Today I went to El Pollo Loco at Sunrise and Coloma.  Previous to this blog I didn’t go out to salads that much, but when I did this was one of three places I frequented (the others being Habit and Panera).  I arrived at 11:12.  They were grilling up a ton of chicken to get ready for the lunch rush, but for the moment it was pretty quiet.

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I ordered my usual, the Ultimate Double Tostada Salad (double potion of chicken or carne asada with avocado, rice, pinto beans, lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream in a tostada shell) [$6.99].  This is a monster salad that is nearly 1500 calories when you include the creamy cilantro dressing and the tostada shell itself.  It definitely keeps me full for a while.  It took about 4 minutes and they called my name from the counter when it was ready.

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It was as delicious as usual.  The chicken was freshly grilled, still hot and juicy.  The avocado was ripe and the tostada shell crisp and buttery.  As much as I hate cilantro, the dressing doesn’t have a strong cilantro taste to it.  Not much more to say here.  I’ve never ordered anything other than salads at El Pollo Loco and they’re solid as always.  See you Monday!

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Website: http://www.elpolloloco.com/


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