We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Pollo Loco

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
262 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-4952
+1 626-584-0261
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 11: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We ordered the chilli and rice with cheese and a prawn chilli and each one came as a five dollar meal combo which also gave us a drink. tasted great, was well cooked and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Danny C
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Quick, convenient and easy for a to go order. Food is fresh and salsa is very fresh. Chicken just falls off the bone.

Thank Carolyn C
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here in some time. Upon walk in checked tables - all appear clean. Checked bathroom - clean. Let's eat! Service was great. Food was great. Good job Pollo Loco on Rosemead - I will be back! Charlie G.

Thank C M
Wiehle, VA
Level Contributor
449 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Southlanders are jaded about this chain. Tourists are not. This type of chicken is especially hard to find in the east. Thus, it's a treat for us.

Thank Robert F B
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Excellent Place to eat great selection of food. My sons totally enjoyed it as well as the others that joined us for our Martial Arts Weekend!

Thank Jlmajestic
San Marino, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2012

If you are used to eating out a lot and eating fast food then pollo loco is for you Pollo loco chicken is of the lowest quality their chicken is the worst, they use a lot of spices and add tons of salt to cover up the fact that their chicken is low quality. All their dishes are of low... More 

Thank rob b
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 12 May 2009

ignore the calories! just eat it!

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 22 October 2008

Good chicken. Always consistent.

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 30 May 2008

Best grilled chicken, best flour tortillas,almost went into a seizure one time after Hurricane Katrina when they did not have their black beans but Thank God they are back!

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 24 January 2008

I could live off this.

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook

Travellers who viewed El Pollo Loco also viewed


Been to El Pollo Loco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Spanish
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-4952
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-584-0261

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Pollo Loco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?