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32535 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-3248
+1 949-443-0506
10:00 - 23:00
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We keep coming back to Pollo Loco because of their fantastic chicken tostadas and grilled chicken. I would suggest getting the double chicken version of the tostada, or to order extra chicken to put on your basic tostadas, but otherwise they are fantastic. The salsa bar is also terrific, and always seems to be clean and fresh.

Thank Diveman9
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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221 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I was served promptly and courteously by a smiling cashier. I was making a simple burrito order to go so it went pretty fast. Good fresh food as always.

Riverside, California
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1,068 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch at 2:00 p.m. The business was busy, but not real busy. I waited in line and tried to place my order. The cashier, "Jack", was really busy engaged in an argument with a coworker. He kept turning away and arguing in Spanish, then returned to me and asked three times to have the order... More 

Thank Chuck8700
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Family / friends and I have visited many times .. great food no matter the item . Have tried several myself .. a little but more $$ than other " fast food " .. IMHO much better

Thank Dan B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2015

great chicken and can be a healthy meal!!!2 thighs a pinto bean and a cole slaw sides and corn tortillas, no flour and protein and complex carbs.. the carne asada burrito with a hold on the rice is awesome!!

Thank JEFF L
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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221 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The service was friendly and efficient. The food was delivered promptly (less than 5 minutes). The restaurant was clean, including the men's room. All of the standard condiments were well stocked, fresh, and as good as other El Pollo Loco's. I tried the Grilled Shrimp, Chicken and Avocado bowl. This was my first bowl at El Pollo Loco and it... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

One of the best fast food places I know. Very good service with great tasting food. Not a date place but great for take out .

Thank PeteZ
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787 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Not a big fan of fast food and chains but this is the exception. Tons of flavor packed into well presented chicken. I visit every chance we get into town

Thank Charles V
Spokane, Washington
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Pollo Loco grills its chicken so it is not greasy. The seasoning is top notch. I would avoid the salsa bar since there are lots of fingers in the pots. The mixed corn is a great side.

Thank Gregg M
Orange County, California
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170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Best value and taste for a fast food restaurant. The chicken is always fresh tasting, and full of flavor with that signature citrus rub El Pollo Loco is famous for. The menu choices are healthier than most fast food choices, but they even have many lower calorie items. Their homemade salsa is excellent too. I eat here almost 2-3 times... More 

Thank TiffMateas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32535 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-3248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-443-0506

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