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El Pollo Rico

952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623-1834
+1 970-963-0579
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
22 Jan 2018
“Hidden Treasure”
10 Jan 2018
“Really Underwhelmed... 2.5 Stars”
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish, Latin
$$ - $$$
952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623-1834
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Do not not let this place fool you , not fancy . But traditional and good . Friendly staff . It is very much family ran . And you see a lot of local Hispanic people there . This is the place to eat ....More

Thank KDA575
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were invited to meet here by a friend. For some reason, the locals seem to think this place is good. The cooks really could do better. We really know Mexican food as we've eaten in many Mexican cities and in the Southwest including Arizona,...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A great family owned and operated Mexican restaurant with "Dad" in the kitchen!!! A lot of family recipes featured on the menu. Wide selection/choices. Very reasonable prices. Good drinks too! Based on the name a lot of great chicken dishes---and the carne asada or enchiladas...More

Thank ct1219
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Service was below minimal. Do is was probably the worst Mexican food we have ever had. Authentic? The food was not as described. I tried the Authentic Mole....the cinnamon was so over whelming it was inedible. My wife's dish was no where close to the...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I are from Los Angeles, where there's no shortage of Mexican restaurants, and had lunch at El Pollo Rico with a friend who lives near Carbondale and is a bona fide foodie. We all agreed that the food at El Pollo Rico...More

Thank DHBall
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The staff was very attentive to our extended family needs. There was something for every family member. Kids love the chicken tenders, rice & beans. The pork burrito was very tasty. If you are looking for ground beef in a burrito, that isn't an option....More

Thank RASBERRY1947
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I frequent this spot for Mexican food: carnitas, chile relleno, and the most delicious enchiladas. When we first visited, the service wasn't the quickest, however, they've stepped up their game since and are very friendly. We really like the waitress'. I love...More

Thank Crystali B
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

You really can't go wrong with Mexican food is in Carbondale. El Pollo Rico though is my favorite. Fantastic grilled chicken (their specialty). Good food, good prices, friendly service. If someone doesn't like El Pollo Rico, well then they have a problem. Four stars!!

Thank Fuddtractor
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Recommended by locals, we dropped in to get a bite. Looked like a typical mexican restaurant, definitely, not high end. Quickly we were served chips and salsa which was so good we devoured it quickly and had to get a refill on the salsa. We...More

Thank Wotsmith
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This place really knows chicken! Grilled to perfection. Also delicious homemade chicken soup and posole. For a real treat, try the blue corn chicken enchiladas.

Thank Linda33342
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 952 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623-1834
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 970-963-0579
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