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El Pollo Loco

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2293 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-3409
+1 775-829-1986
09:00 - 23:00
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Camino, California, Usa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Since this is just a block or so from the Peppermill, we walk over here for lunch or dinner I like several of the menu items and never have had a bad experience here. Besides, the walk is just perfect to settle your meal.

Thank Dennis C
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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187 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was my first visit to this chain fast food restaurant. I was impressed with the service, and menu variety. Fresh salsa for the chips and offerings with avocados. Very clean but crowded dining room, but if a place has good service and offers a variety of delicious food, that's well expected. Wish they had a location where I live... More 

Thank SHC5015
West Hurley, New York
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

It takes a bit longer than most fast food but has more flavour. The portions are a good size and the facility was clean.

Thank Chekug12
Wilsonville, Oregon
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172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Used to live in LA where there were a lot of these fast food restaurants. One came to OR and it was terrible. The Reno one was like I remembered. Chicken cooked just right, rice and beans sides, making for a perfect taco/burrito. My only complaint was that the tortillas were cold.

Thank newyorker1953
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

After looking at a flyer/coupons for El Pollo Locco I knew I wanted to go. I've seen so many there when driving by that I thought It would be a hands down/great foot place,but must say the portion of salad that I got was NOTHING like the photo! I was also disappointed also as to how dry the chicken was.... More 

Thank dcwdmw
Reno, Nevada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

There are several Pollo Loco locations around. The chicken is always great. They marinate it in lime juice. The sides offer variety for everyone. I like the broccoli and mac and cheese.

Thank Rob A
Reno, Nevada
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Don't be mistaken, this is a franchise, fast food place - but a "Taco Bell" it is NOT! First thing you'll notice is that almost everybody there is Hispanic: Customers, waitstaff, cooks, etc. The food selections are many and good. The braised chicken tastes just like it does in Mexico. The black beans are the best I've ever eaten anywhere.... More 

1 Thank BarrysClassicCars
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Every time I go to Reno I eat there or get takeout several times. The chicken is absolutely delicious and so are the side dishes. It is very reasonably priced. Love it. One of my favorites.

1 Thank Honeybun13
Pasadena, California, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

I usually love eating at this place but the one located here was very disgusting we went inside not only because my children had to use the restroom and from there on it was gross. the bathroom looked like it had not been cleaned when we went to place our order you could see over the counters how filthy the... More 

Thank Javier G
Dodge City, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I had never tried them before, but my son and his wife go there frequently. Now, I understand why. Great rotisserie chicken and good sides, too. I had the mac and cheese which was creamy and cheesy. I definitely do it again.

Thank llltres

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2293 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-3409
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-829-1986

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