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41383 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Big Bear Region, California
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88 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food was great The. Kid that took my order was great That's where it ends I was only one in the place I drive up two employees outside smoking at front door So dirty Place was so dirty inside salsa bar was empty and trashed It sucks to go in and sit down and have trash bags out and people... More 

Thank David S
Livermore, Calif.
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

It was clean and great food for a very reasonable price. I had a chicken fajita avocado crunchwrap and it was excellent.

Thank loalynne
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I eat at el pollo loco on a weakly basis. The food here was on average equal to other el pollo loco's I have eaten at. The salsa bar looked like a bomb hit it, there was food all over the dining room floor. The bathroom was so bad my kid refused to use it. I am a big fan... More 

Thank Itsadadslife
Sugarloaf, California
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located just a few blocks from Big Bear Village so its an easy walk. The local newspaper (the Grizzly) often contains coupons making eating here extremely reasonable. They open at 11:30 AM and there's usually a few folks waiting outside to get in. Friendly and good service for fast food eats.

Thank Paula M
Big Bear Region, California
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88 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

They all are the same kind of dirty and run The food is the same at all of them not bad but not great It's cheap and filling

Thank David S
Big Bear Lake, California
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Pollo Loco is a great place to go in Big Bear. They have great food and a new healthy dish. One piece of breast chicken, broccoli and a salad. The chicken was moist and delicious.

Thank Kathy L
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We had a meal combo which the chicken was nice, rice was just rice, beans ok, salad was good, flour tortilla was undercooked but ok. All in all good food

Thank tpabslg
Phoenix, AZ
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A typically noisy, busy fast food restaurant, but the food was good. I had a chicken taco salad and was very happy with my choice! I have only eaten there once, but on this visit, the restaurant appeared clean, and the service fairly speedy.

Thank IntrepidRoadTripper
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

the food at El Pollo Loco was fresh!! my family and I decided on the family value which was a better deal then individual meals! The tortillas were hot, and they gave you a different assortment. the beans were very tasty...a little spicy but good! the rice and mac and cheese were also good!!! The chicken was really tasty, fresh... More 

Thank beahr
Silicon Valley, CA
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

The new shrimp paella is simple but tasty. It adds a nice variety to their menu. Nearly all their dishes are straightforward, healthy, and tasty. Otherwise, it's fairly typical quality fast food, well above a certain more popular place.

Thank Frank N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41383 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?