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El Pollo Loco - Goleta
No longer in business
Opened: ? Closed: 2018-08

5796 Calle Real, Goleta
Phone: (805) 681-7188

Reviews by the General Public

Great new menu, 1/21/2018
Reviewer: Nancy from Santa Barbara, CA
We enjoyed the new healthful menu very much. Also, the price is right.

Reviewer: Tina from Carpinteria, CA
I normally love Pollo Loce but lately it seems to be going downhill, at least the Goleta location. I have an addiction to their crunchy chicken tacos, but they used to be 1.29 and now they are over $2 each. They are so good I still order them though they are not really worth it, but today they were so bad...they were not as crunchy as usual and they were broken on the bottom, not very much lettuce or cheese.

order wrong very often, 1/20/2012
Reviewer: gorge tomson from Santa Barbara, CA
last THREE times i have ordered to go, they have messed something up. they forgot the sauce on the chicken when i specifically ask for it, they forget the dressing for my salad (which is the only thing that makes their salad any good). usually the older man that takes orders gets something wrong, i find. food is good when they get it right. if you order to go, i HIGHLY recommend you check your order thoroughly before leaving the restaurant, because its very likely they forgot something.

1 star = steak only!, 8/26/2010
Reviewer: elle from goleta, ca
They need to stick with chicken only. I rated the food based on the steak taco I had. What an unfortunate mess! I will never order that again, and maybe even giving a star was generous. Stick to what you know, EPL!

Greatest Dollar Menu in Goleta, 9/23/2009
Reviewer: John from Good Land
El Pollo Loco has the greatest dollar menu around. I routinely eat there for under $5.00 and get four different items. Today was the side salad, quesadilla, taco, and (for a change of pace), the buffalo wings. The dollar items were killer as usual and the wings were a surprise. They were good (fried not grilled unfortunately), but the sauce was not a traditional wing sauce, but more of a mexican garlic blend. Still, I would recommend them to all who asked. It did however, take me ten minutes to explain that I only wanted drummettes and not the actual wings, that was kind of a bummer.

Great food, 3/9/2009
Reviewer: Harris M from Santa Barbara, CA
Love chicken and salsa. Great food for the buck.

Custom Orders Not a Problem, 2/23/2009
Reviewer: Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
I like the service here, food comes out quickly and you can watch them make it. My favorite thing to get is the BRC burrito. Delicious and cheap! I always ask them to put a lot of cilantro in it and they always do. Wonderful place to grab a quick lunch or late snack.

Poor Food it was burned!, 2/21/2009
Reviewer: Ben K from Santa Barbara, CA
Hey my name is Ben from Santa Barbara, I went to El Pollo Loco today I got the 7 pieces for $5.99. Instead of putting it right away they left it sitting for a few minutes and the most of chicken was burnt but please owner or manager you need to have common sense don't burn chicken.

Good Filling Food, Good Salsa Bar, 9/17/2008
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
A step up from Taco run to the bathoom Bell and comparable to taco bell prices. Good sides. Nice inside area with a lot of seating. Salsa Bar always has a good variety. Unlimited Drinks. Quick food. Healthy kids options. Only negatives were not very fresh chips and some soda selections were out.

flan flan flan, 11/15/2007
Reviewer: greg from sb
i've tried homemade flan and i've tried flan from over 50 other places....i seriosuly like this flan the best. so tasty good. the food is ok the 4 stars is for the flan

Grilled Fiesta Burrito is the BOMB, 4/18/2006
Reviewer: Bandito from Goleta, CA
As far as fast food places go, this has the best burrito out of them all. A little pricier than TB, but this burrito worth it. It's HUGE and stuffed with freshly grilled chicken, rice, tortilla strips, and a bunch of other stuff. Use the spicy red Chipotle sauce to complete this culinary delight. Viva el Pollo Loco!!

Canned Beans?, 1/26/2006
Reviewer: Veronica from Goleta, CA
I ate there recently and ordered a family meal with beans, rice, tortillas, & salsa. The beans tasted like canned beans and the rice was old and crunchy and tasted like it came from a box. The service was terrible because the cashier was very rude because she was upset because I asked her for a couple of more forks. The chicken was very dry and tasted awful. I'll never go there again.

$1 menu!, 8/12/2005
Reviewer: ln from goleta, ca
For a limited time only, enjoy the $1 menu. Quick chicken taco al carbon for $1? Quesadilla for $1? Two churros for $1? Where else can you get something of good quality for such value?

mmmm mmm good, 5/11/2005
Reviewer: Tdawg from santa barbara,CA
EPL is awesome! Their chicken is always fresh and moist and I have tried and enjoyed all of their burritos! Their side dishes are good especially the fries!! Highly recommend this place!

Good Customer Service, 1/26/2005

i just called and the people there are very nice. I like it and the delivery man delivers it to the door. HOw cool is that

not bad..., 10/18/2004
Reviewer: ln from goleta, ca
This EPL chain is pretty good w/ service and quality. However, they have their good and bad days like every other restaurant. I´ve been to others where the quality has suffered (burnt or dry chicken) so it´s refreshing to go to this chain.

Perfect Food & Perfect Price!, 7/5/2004

You should chose fries and beans for side dishes. Slsa tastes good, too!

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