~I was provided coupons to supplement my review of our local Pollo Tropical restaurant. All opinions are 100% my own. It’s really really good!
There’s a new fast food restaurant popping up all over DFW and it’s one you should try as soon as possible!
Pollo Tropical is a Caribbean Restaurant from Florida, and it’s quickly expanding all over the Metroplex. The store in Allen held their Grand Opening a few weeks ago, and we decided to go check it out!
First, if you can catch a Grand Opening party, it’s really fun! They had balloon artists, a photo booth, caricatures, games, live music and more! Plus, they were handing out coupons!
When we walked in, the colorful decor, warmth, and wonderful aroma made me feel like I was on vacation. The set up is counter service, where you order at the counter, get a number for your table, and they have a salsa/sauce bar to the side, but, at Pollo Tropical, they brought the food to our table. They also sell beer & fresh juice!
The menu is unlike anything you’ll find at other fast food restaurants. There are many options to choose from, including wraps, bowls, and family meals. We decided on a family meal, which includes a whole chicken, plantains, and rolls. We added on the ribeye & 3 sides: green beans, yellow rice with vegetables, and balsamic tomatoes. We sampled each of the 6 sauces, and our favorites were the Mango BBQ and the fresh salsa.
Everything was delicious, and there was so much food! We had to get to go boxes and had enough left over for lunch the next day. Without the coupons, our meal would have cost around $35, and my husband had a Red Stripe. That fed the 4 of us for dinner and lunch the next day.
We will definitely be back to Pollo Tropical! I can’t wait to try their bowls! I was scouting out what others were ordering, and now I have a list of things to try. If you’re watching your weight, make sure you try the Tropical LITE menu. They’ve got 5 meals under 510 calories!
Now that I’ve made you very hungry, check out Pollo Tropical’s webiste, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to find the restaurant nearest you, sign up for coupons, and see if there are any Grand Opening celebrations coming soon! Also, check your Wednesday Dallas Morning News before you throw it out. I saw some coupons in there last week.
If you’ve already been to Pollo Tropical, what’s your go-to dish? Check out the menu and leave a comment with what you’re excited to try!