El Pollo Loco’s Menu & Prices (2022 Updated)

El Pollo Loco is a restaurant chain in the United States most famous for its citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken. They specialize in serving Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and other menu items. 

If you have plans to dine at this Mexican restaurant, here’s what’s available on El Pollo Loco’s menu. 

El Pollo Loco: A Quick Overview

El Pollo Loco: A Quick Overview

El Pollo Loco literally translates to “the crazy chicken,” and for good reason — we haven’t heard of a single person who disliked the titular chicken. The restaurant takes special care in preparing the chicken by first marinating it in a secret blend of spices and fruit juices and then fire-grilling it until it’s cooked through and tender. 

The flavorful and juicy El Pollo Loco chicken is hand-cut and served as is to customers or added in burritos, tacos, soups, salads, and quesadillas. And they have been doing this since 1975! 

Juan Francisco Ochoa opened the first El Pollo Loco location in Guasave, Sinaloa, in Mexico, some 40 years ago. Their first menu consisted of either half or whole chicken, a packet of warm tortillas, and a cup of salsa. 

Today, there are over 500 El Pollo Loco locations in the entire Southwestern United States.

El Pollo Loco’s Menu 

El Pollo Loco’s Menu 

Menu Prices
Starters
Tortilla Soup (Small) $2.99
Tortilla Soup (Large) $5.49
Chips & Guacamole $2.99
Tortilla Roll $1.99
Chicken Combos (includes two small classic sides and small drink)
Leg & Thigh – Combo (2 Pc.) $6.89
Breast & Wing – Combo (2 Pc.) $7.39
Leg & Thigh – Combo (3 Pc.) $7.89
Breast & Wing – Combo (3 Pc.) $8.89
Half Chicken Combo (4 Pc.) $8.99
Skinless Breast Combo with Vegetables & Side Salad $6.39
Burritos
Avocado Burrito (Chicken) $5.99
Avocado Burrito (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
Spicy Chipotle Burrito (Chicken) $5.99
Spicy Chipotle Burrito (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
Poblano Avocado Burrito (Chicken) $5.99
Poblano Avocado Burrito (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
Ranchero Burrito (Chicken) $5.99
Ranchero Burrito (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
BRC Burrito (Beans, Rice & Cheese) $1.49
Tostadas
Tostada Salad (Chicken) $5.99
Tostada Salad (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
Avocado Bacon Tostada Salad (Chicken) $6.49
Avocado Bacon Tostada Salad (Baja Shrimp) $7.19
Ultimate Double Tostada Salad (Double Chicken) $7.49
Ultimate Double Tostada Salad (Double Baja Shrimp) $8.59
Family Meals
Legs & Thighs + 2 Large Sides (8 Pc.) $19.99
Mixed Chicken + 2 Large Sides (8 Pc.) $21.99
Legs & Thighs + 2 Large Sides (10 Pc.) $22.99
Mixed Chicken + 2 Large Sides (10 Pc.) $23.99
Legs & Thighs + 3 Large Sides (12 Pc.) $25.99
Mixed Chicken + 3 Large Sides (12 Pc.) $27.99
Legs & Thighs + 3 Large Sides (10 Pc.) $28.99
Mixed Chicken + 3 Large Sides (10 Pc.) $30.99
Legs & Thighs + 3 Large Sides (16 Pc.) $28.99
Mixed Chicken + 3 Large Sides (16 Pc.) $30.99
Legs & Thighs Chicken Only (8 Pc.) $10.99
Mixed Chicken Only (8 Pc.) $12.49
Quesadillas
Avocado Quesadilla (Chicken) $5.79
Avocado Quesadilla (Baja Shrimp) $6.89
Grill Master Pollo Bowls
Fajita Bowl $6.39
Unwrapped Burrito Bowl $6.19
Ultimate Double Bowl $7.49
Mashed Potato Bowl $6.19
Grande Avocado Bowl $6.19
Classic Combos (includes small drink)
Original Pollo Bowl $5.00
Mexican Caesar Bowl $5.00
Ranchero Bowl $5.00
Classic Chicken Burrito $5.00
5 Under 500 Calories
Double Chicken Avocado Salad $6.99
Chicken Black Bean Bowl $6.19
Chicken Mango Grilled Tostada $6.39
Whole Wheat Chicken Avocado Burrito $5.99
Skinny Chicken Quesadilla $6.19
3 Course Family Meal with Cheese Enchiladas
Legs & Thighs – Meal (8 Pc.) $21.99
Mixed Chicken – Meal (8 Pc.) $24.99
Legs & Thighs – Meal (12 Pc.) $26.99
Mixed Chicken – Meal (12 Pc.) $28.99
Salads
Mexican Cobb Salad (Chicken) $6.99
Mexican Cobb Salad (Baja Shrimp) $7.99
Classic Salad (Chicken) $5.99
Classic Salad (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
Bowls
Ultimate Double Bowl (Double Chicken) $7.49
Ultimate Double Bowl (Double Baja Shrimp) $8.59
Grande Avocado Bowl (Chicken) $6.19
Grande Avocado Bowl (Baja Shrimp) $6.99
Specialties
Chicken Tamales (1 Pc.) $1.99
Chicken Tamales (4 Pc.) $7.49
Desserts
Churros (2 Pc.) $1.39
Sides
Corn (Small) $1.89
Corn (Large) $3.59
Broccoli (Small) $1.89
Broccoli (Large) $3.59
Rice (Small) $1.89
Rice (Large) $3.59
Pinto Beans (Small) $1.89
Pinto Beans (Large) $3.59
Mashed Potatoes (Small) $1.89
Mashed Potatoes (Large) $3.59
Black Beans (Small) $1.89
Black Beans (Large) $3.59
Cole Slaw (Small) $1.89
Cole Slaw (Large) $3.59
Loco Side Salad (Small) $1.89
Loco Side Salad (Large) $3.59
Macaroni & Cheese (Small) $1.89
Macaroni & Cheese (Large) $3.59
Tacos
Grande Chicken Avocado Taco $2.79
Grande Shrimp Avocado Taco $3.49
Loco Street Taco $1.49
Chicken Taco al Carbon $1.29
Crunchy Taco $1.99
Baja Shrimp
Two Shrimp Avocado Tacos $6.49
Shrimp Tostada Salad $6.99
Shrimp Avocado Burrito $6.99
Ultimate Double Shrimp Bowl $8.59
Kids’ Meals
2 Legs $3.99
Mini Pollo Bowl $3.99
BRC Burrito $3.99
Beverages
Soft Drink (Small) $1.69
Soft Drink (Medium) $1.89
Soft Drink (Large) $1.99
Bottled Water $1.59

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FAQs 

Is El Pollo Loco tostada menu healthy?

Yes, the El Pollo Loco tostada menu can be healthy, depending on which tostada menu item you choose. The classic chicken tostada, consisting of pinto beans, rice, lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and chicken breast wrapped in a fried tostada shell, has 39g protein, which meets over half of the average person’s daily protein needs. [1]

On the other hand, the double tostada has everything plus double the chicken, which means it’s not as healthy with double the cholesterol and sodium.  

How much is the 16-piece family meal at El Pollo Loco? 

The 16-piece family meal at El Pollo Loco costs roughly $28 to $30. This menu item consists of 16 signature El Pollo Loco chicken pieces, plus three large sides (take your pick from rice, pinto beans, corn, mashed potatoes, side salad, and many more!). 

In Conclusion 

Dining out doesn’t have to be expensive, and El Pollo Loco’s menu and prices prove just that! You and your friends or family can enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal within a $20 to $30 budget range, and there are menu items fit for everyone’s varying lifestyles. 

Next time you go out, give El Pollo Loco a try. Not only do they have one of the best-tasting chicken in the fast-food restaurant industry, but they also have highly generous servings and have some of the friendliest staff out there. 

Reference: 

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-protein-per-day

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