El Pollo Loco to RP

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Fast food joints opening up aren’t usually big news (except when it’s an In N Out), but this one is near and dear to many SoCal transplants, and probably worth a mention.

El Pollo Loco, a chain of flame-grilled chicken restaurants (think KFC without the “F”) famous for their herb, spice and citrus marinade is coming to Rohnert Park in September. The restaurant has a Mexican flair, serving up tortillas, salsa, beans and Spanish rice along with the usual fries, mashed taters and corn and macaroni.

The location: 5215 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park

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15 Responses

  1. Michael J Cresci October 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Well, I am a BIG fan of El Pollo Loco. I have been waiting for like 10 YEARS for them to open up in Sonoma County. 3 piece combo used to be like $4 but now it is like $7. The chicken is awesome the rest is just OK – So I drive up twice a week to see when they are going to open. I hate fast food – but I love El Pollo Loco. I will be there at least once a week for sure. IMO Flame broiled chicken is a skill to do right. They have it down.

    • biteclub October 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

      Drove by today. Still not open.

  2. Manolo October 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    When does it open it’s October already!!?

  3. Mark August 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm #


  4. El Pollo August 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    That’s Crazy

  5. Bob Gordon August 27, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    We would drive 20 miles to the Pollo Loco when we lived in Cordelia and now it is here finally

  6. Bill August 26, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Whoo! Hoo! My wife and I have been waiting for this for a long time. We used to eat at the one in San Pablo and ever since we moved to Santa Rosa, we’ve been missing it. We even wrote to the company suggesting they open one in this area, and now they have. We tried Super Pollo but it wasn’t quite the same. Whoo Hoo!

  7. Erin August 26, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Dang. I was hoping the next chicken-based fast food restaurant would be Chik Fil-A. I wont complain though and will give El Pollo Loco a fair trial :)

    • Jim August 26, 2010 at 11:07 am #

      twenty years ago, there WAS a Chik-fil-A and a doughnut shop in the Santa Rosa Plaza, before the food court was redone and moved down toward Sears on the second floor.

  8. El Pollo Gringo August 26, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Yes! I feel a weight gain of 5-10 pounds coming on…

  9. susan August 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    It’s about freekin time!!!! BYE BYE KFC

  10. Patty August 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    I love El Pollo Loco! I ca’t wait!

  11. Wha?? August 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Its good….but the local joints are still way better.

  12. Melissa August 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Oh man, I can already taste it! I haven’t had Pollo Loco in YEARS!!!

  13. Diana August 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Well, I certainly give a f*ck. Can’t tell you how exciting this is to me!!! =)

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