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3285 West Hillsborough Avenue,, Tampa, FL
+1 813-870-7235
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This visit wasn't as good as prior visits at other locations. The employees were nice and helpful. I ordered the chicken Quesadilla. It was barely warm. It tastes better hot. In a hurry so I didn't complain. Inside appeared clean as was the woman's bathroom. Can't beat the prices !

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Thank Paula R
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Can't get a better bang for you dollar, the food is simple, delicious, and if you get the right order healthy as well! Is fast food, that's not fast food!

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Thank 22jesusp
Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is not the Pollo Tropical I normally patronize, but it's near my office so I went to the Drive Thru to pick up some lunch. I ordered 1/4 grilled chicken with two sides, black beans and rice is one, and I requested the balsamic tomatoes as my other. I opted to try the corn fritters, thinking in the back... More 

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Thank Paul S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends that are new to Tampa and we needed to grab a bite before a movie. This place was so good! I chose the rice bowl meal with chicken, yellow rice and veggies and my friend had the burrito special with chicken and a side of tostones. The ingredients were very fresh and their different sauces are awesome. I... More 

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Thank Lisa M
Midland, Michigan
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

If you want a break from seafood, here's an option for quick and different fast food restaurant. They have grilled chicken, rice, beans and even fried yuca (although could've been more fried).

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Thank vivianmh2014
Sunrise, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Had to walk in and order 50 chicken dinners. Had no tone time to preorder. The staff and management were terrific. They said it was no problem at all and got to work on the order right away. The teamwork was great to observe. Our order was ready very quickly and we even got help loading it into the car.... More 

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Thank meryl37813
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

This place is delicious! The last time we saw a Pollo Tropical was in Puerto Roco, I think. So we absolutely had to stop. So glad we did. Love the sweet plantains. Yum!

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Thank JSL3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This is my go to restaurant every time I'm in Tampa. Fast and is usually very good. Sometime off on the food but it's more of a nice fast food place so kind of expected. Love the variety of food and all the yummy sauces. You must try the curry sauce and plantains ( not together ). I wish they... More 

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Thank michellek32
Oak Creek
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

A nice variety of chicken choices. I especially liked the vitamin water choice at the drink station.

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Thank James D
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

This is one of me and my boyfriends usual spots. He eats the tropi chop and I get the chicken quesadilla wrap with a side of fried Yuca and the garlic sauce and its amazinggggg. I just wish the wrap was bigger because it does not really fill me. I also tried the chicken quesadilla salad and it was amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3285 West Hillsborough Avenue,, Tampa, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-870-7235

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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?