El Pollo Loco Flame-Grilled Mexican Chicken: Family Favorite Fast Food Restaurant For Decades

El Pollo Loco has been our family favorite fast food restaurant for decades.  In terms of frequency of dining visits, this definitely tops our family list!  When we were kids, we'd dine there every time we were within the SM Megamall vicinity.  Since it opened nearer to us at SM Mall of Asia, this has been our go to restaurant whenever we are lazy to cook and looking for a cheap place to eat.

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There are also many times when my mom would just crave for their flame-grilled Mexican chicken so we'll head over there stat!

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Up to now, we all loved having El Pollo Loco as our secret dining place.  This place is rarely crowded so we get to enjoy, the fast service, the freedom of choosing seats and hassle-free washing of hands since there are no lines.  But in honor of the years it has satisfied our family, I thought I should at least share it here.  Prior to writing about this place, I had no idea that this is a famous franchise chain from the US.  Sadly, that is a clear indicated on how much they lack in terms of promotion right?

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12-pieces Chicken Combo (1095 php)
I know they have a lot of other items but our default order has always been the 12-pieces Chicken Combo which comes with 12-pieces of chicken (equivalent to 1 and half chicken) with 6 large sides, 8 tortillas and 6 salsas.   There's just something about their spiced, herby, citrusy and juicy chicken that makes us all crazy for it.

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12-pieces Chicken Combo (1095 php)
So there are the inclusions... You can choose the Salsa to be hot or mild.  It's always the former for me.  It's not that spicy when you mix it with all the other ingredients you see.  You can choose from 6 side dishes: Spanish Rice, Spanish Bean, Corn Coblettes, Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Loco Fries

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I always have my Spanish Rice and Spanish Bean so I can roll them together with my chicken bits and Spicy Salsa like this and eat it like a burrito.

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Not only are their chicken healthy and affordable, they have a very enticing loyalty promo too.  We've claimed a lot of these over the years.

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This is good for 5-6 persons.  Not bad right?
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
We'll be back El Pollo Loco Flame-Grilled Mexican Chicken!  Not a month goes by where we don't visit you.  Thanks for keeping your quality consistent. And, I hope you add your internationally famous avocado salsa on your menu someday. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating El Pollo Loco Flame-Grilled Mexican Chicken Menu
Ambiance Others | Chicken
=Favorites or Recommended 
El Pollo Loco Flame-Grilled Mexican Chicken
Branches SM Mall of Asia
1st Level, Entertainment Mall, Central Business Park Bay Blvd., Bay City, Pasay City, Metro Manila 
(02) 556-0574

SM Megamall
Ground Level, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
(02)  633-4977 | 633-1617
Business Hours 10 am-9pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 50-300
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
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