Pollo Campero (Boynton Beach, Miami, Cutler Bay)
***** Pollo Campero, 750 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 (561) 738-2662.
Pollo Campero is a “fast food” chicken joint. This chain’s first store opened in Guatemala in 1971 and currently has stores all-over Latin America, Spain, China and is now making a-heavy-duty push into the United States. For right now, South Florida has 3 locations.
Order at the counter…food delivered to your table. Take a look at the joint’s website at www.campero.com for menu/prices/pictures/locations.
Gave the Pollo Campero in Boynton Beach a shot last night…the menu is as simple as can be…fried or grill chicken…sides, like french fries, mashed potatoes, black beans, rice, black beans. The joint looks like your standard McDonald’s-Burger King…the food is served on heavy-duty plastic plates and stainless-silverware is used. The prices are super-reasonable…a family of four can easily be fed for under 20 bucks and that includes soft-drinks.
Last night I had both the fried and grilled chicken…Now I’m gonna assume that you know what a Chicken Kitchen is (it’s a grilled chicken fast food chain)… well, Pollo’s grilled chicken is just like Chicken’s…not bad at all, moist with a nice grilled taste…On the fried chicken, hope you know what Shake N’ Bake is-was…because that’s what Pollo’s tastes like…kind of bland-not very crispy…personally, Popeye’s stuff runs circles around this dry-stuff. As for the sides, absolutely nothing special here.
So…we go to Pollo for grilled chicken, we don’t go to Pollo for fried chicken.
The joint is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
I have not eaten at this one but i have eaten at a few in El Salvador and find the fried chicken on the salty side but i would not compare it to shake-n-bake. And so you know they had to add American sides like rice and beans that they dont offer in Central America now thats a hoot if you think about it.