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8245 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808-2270
+1 714-921-4633
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Orange, California
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156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Even if there's only 1 car in the drive thru this place is slow slow slow. And there's a 50% chance your order will be wrong OR you get someone else's order. Always check before you pull out.

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Thank Gwen C
Laguna Woods, California
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398 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It was very hard to eat in as the noise was so bad. The whole time I was there a man was chopping chickens so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. I asked why he would do that in the middle of lunch when it was so annoying, but they kept on chopping. Add to this loud music and the... More 

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Thank Ed P
Anaheim, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

They used to be very good. But for the last several years they overcook the chicken to the point that it is soooo dry and the skin is burnt. Be sure and check your order as they are notorious for not including one of your order items. Too bad as this used to be reliable.

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Thank SKabel
Yorba Linda, California
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This chicken has become my favorite because is well seasoned an usually very moist. They have added a variety of items to the menu, The salads are pretty good but next time I had one, I will have to ask to leave the beans out. The Ochata and the churros are also good.. The vegies are fresh and they use... More 

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Thank Mariacris2
Orange, California
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I love their charbroiled chicken. Salads are all excellent. Dollar menu has a good selection. Dinners are great for hubbie & me. Drive thru is perfect for my "I'm too tired to walk in to Chipotle" afternoons. cGood tastes & healthy food.

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Thank Debra E
Bakersfield, California
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Like most El Pollo Locos, this one had good management and training for its employees. It was reasonably clean and organized.

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Thank mike-in-bako
Yorba Linda, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I always like their food. The problems with the one here in Yorba Linda is that they almost never get a drive-up order right. Always something missing. So now I only go if I have time to go in.

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Thank EricHelmle
San Jose, California, USA
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

I like the fact that they use chicken that is cage free. The taste is great and the garnishings are openly available. Good service too. Chicken bowl is good

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Thank BizTraveler2012
CA, USA
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Good food but we go there rarely as I feel the content of the food is not enough to satisfy the hunger.

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Thank RUBY_110
Irvine, California
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Picked up some food here for dinner. When we went to eat our food we noticed there was half of it missing and we had 8 people to feed. It wasnt like it was just a missing side. At least half the food was missing.

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Thank JCStolz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8245 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808-2270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim
  • Phone Number: +1 714-921-4633

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