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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Pollo de Oro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
esq. Morelos / 20 de noviembre, Colonia Centro, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Mon 08:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 279: English reviews
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are dining on a budget, but still want decent food, this is the place!! We ate chicken and ribs the first night. A whole chicken and rack of ribs for four people for about $20. Can't beat the price. Service was really good on our first visit and really poor on the second visit. We tipped appropriately for... More 

Thank FlatlanderUS
Level Contributor
160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on a Tuesday and found it closed so we returned the following day. Incredible value on roasted chicken with beans, rice and tortillas. It seemed like many locals were ordering the potato salad so I may have missed out on that. Another restaurateur nearby swears by their arrachera so I will try both of those next trip.

Thank RastamanInKansas
Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service is fast and pleasant. Broad selection for breakfast, try the fresh squeezed orange juice, the real stuff. Lot's of food at a great price, they even have their own parking lot now

Thank Harold H
Gardnerville, Nevada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not just any chicken and rib place. The food is outstanding and the prices are such a welcome reprieve from many Cabo restaurants. I believe they are closed on tuesdays, but if you are looking a casual dine in, or even a wonderful inexpensive to go meal for your room or the beach, this is your place. A... More 

Thank lovetravel394
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place in Cabo. They have fantastic food, huge portions, and it's super cheap. I can't recommend this place enough. I have eaten at most all of the major eating establishments in Cabo. I will take this place over all of those.

Thank spyder1978
Malibu, California
Level Contributor
1,057 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just because we're on holiday, doesnt mean a casual restaurant gets 5 stars. Having said that, yes yes yes. I've been here for both dinner and lunch. Leave your hotel and go somewhere that's not all gringo. Filled with locals, families and expats along with a few touristas. Eat here before the word gets out and it becomes a spring-breaker... More 

Thank SanMo
Citrus Heights, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by the guys at Spanky's Scooters. Great chicken and beef. Bathrooms were clean which is always a bonus when in Mexico.

Thank Ty H
Carpentersville, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations based on friends who've eaten here in the past and locals. the food was great. our table ordered the t-bone steak, flank steak, shish kabobs, and the Half chicken. We we not disappointed everything tasted great and we coukdnt believe the prices. We walked 15 minutes each way and it was definitely worth the walk. We... More 

Thank Chris P
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite places to eat. We eat here every time we visit Cabo and have yet to be disappointed. This year we ate there twice. 10 of us ate there on the first visit. I had my normal 1/2 chicken and my husband had the burritos. One person had the shrimp and said they were very good so... More 

Thank Nancy C
Montreal, Quebec
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Just 2 streets off the main street of Cabo, El Pollo isn't fancy. From the reviews, I expected to be the only Gringo there but the word must be getting out. Got the combo chicken & ribs. First time I ever had a combo where the chicken tasted better than the ribs. Rotisserie chicken with a really yummy seasoning on... More 

Thank wilsonbrad

Travellers who viewed El Pollo de Oro also viewed

Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

Been to El Pollo de Oro? 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: esq. Morelos / 20 de noviembre, Colonia Centro, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
  • Phone Number: 52-624-143-0310
check Lonely Planet listing. Wonderful place

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Pollo de Oro 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?