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El Pollon Restaurant

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Prospero 151 | Iquitos - Loreto, Iquitos 16000, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

They served Roast Chicken with french fries and Peruvian Chifa (included small pieces of Cecina) It's an original taste.

Thank Yalu09
Iquitos, Peru
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Well, this place has to be more natural, more organized, but the young man who takes your order at the cashier, wow...LOL

Thank Angel G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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168 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. Nothing fancy but real good food and a lot of it. Our excellent waiter was a young student and he said he just started English class. We had fun talking both my limited Spanish and his better English. Food was very fresh and tasty. Prices were very reasonable. Menu selection was large,... More 

Thank Keith S
Bay City, Texas
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I haven't eaten a lot of foods here, but it is known for having the best cake -- particularly chocolate cake -- in Iquitos. I can attest that that is true after going there many times to get a piece or two to take back to my hotel for a late night or afternoon snack. It is delicious.

Thank TexasPhilip
Iquitos, Peru
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

It hits you as you walk through the open doors - a horrible rancid smell of garbage. I was almost sick from the smell. You would think a chicken roasting restaurant would have a wonderful roast meat smell, but not at El Pollon. There were piles of garbage bags, the floors were filthy dirty. The whole place needed an extreme... More 

1 Thank Cliff T
Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Basic fried food, roasted chicken and hamburgers. They offer good fried banana slides. The potato chips are quite not so crunchy.

Thank Carlos L
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I'm usually a vegetarian but my friends wanted chicken and for once I broke down. Very tasty and authentic.

Thank Mark B
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Great nice-spiced, roasted chicken and terrific fries. What more needs to be said? The fruit drinks looked good too!

Thank Greg T
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

What a smell coming out of that place! I thought for just a minute it would be nice to try some of their chicken. I don't know if they do not clean their kitchen or garbage cans but there must be some endemic bacteria there because I have never smelled something so rancid wafting out of a restaurant

1 Thank Greys S
Lima, Peru
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213 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

The restaurant is right on the Plaza de Armas and has the typical Peruvian dish - pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) served with fries, fried banana or rice. They also have an extensive menu (with some interesting English translations :) ), but when the restaurant is called "El Pollón" (the big chicken), it's best to go with the chicken.... More 

Thank katebruder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prospero 151 | Iquitos - Loreto, Iquitos 16000, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos
  • Phone Number: 065-22-34-47

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?