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2820 Lenwood Rd, Barstow, CA 92311-9589
+1 760-253-5222
10:00 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cannot beat El Pollo Loco chicken and salads and sides when you want a quick drive thru meal. Just make sure that they hear your order clearly and verify that you have what you ordered in the bag (couple of mistakes here & there over time). Generally reliable - We wish the drive thru window was open a bit later... More 

Thank frequentflyerhome
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I frequently travel to Utah. On the way we always stop in Barstow at the Outlet Center. There are numerous food options. When we are hungry we always stop at here at the El Pollo Loco. The food is fresh and tasty. The place and the bathrooms are clean. The staff is always friendly. Even when it... More 

Thank Mike F
Hercules, California
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168 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Hi gang, Well I opted for pizza or El Pollo Loco. I've eaten at other EPL's and had good food. Unfortunately this one didn't equal them. I had the two piece leg and thigh w/ corn and cole slaw. The chicken was over-cooked and shriveled up. The cole slaw and corn didn't have that "fresh like home" flavor. More of... More 

Thank Nothreeputts
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Place keeps busy but help there is so so, food was just ok for a Pollo Loco, no biggie, but store is looking worn from the parking lot to the inside....time for a remodel

Thank UtahDaytripper
Barstow, California, United States
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Our family doesn't enjoy the fried chicken places around this area. For a large family they can be kinda on the higher side of cheap dinner on the go. We love it because the sides are all fresh, the chicken is grilled to perfection and still juicy. Just writing this im thinking i need to stop over there for lunch... More 

Thank Steve P
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Very tasty sides and the rotisserie chicken is definately a healthier choice for fast food. Say goodbye to hamburgers, hello El Pollo Loco!!

Thank AJnLJBeasley
Fayetteville, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Fresh Food, very good. Place was nice and clean. The food was very authentic and served piping hot . Was a nice surprise.

Thank Melody C
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201 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on my way home from Vegas airport. Just outside Barstow with a million other eat and goes. Ordered 2 chicken avocado tacos. Got shrimp tacos. Not as good as the chicken, but anxious to get home, I just grinned and bore it. In their defense, the place was packed with rude, "hurry up yesterday" Angelenos. I've taken to... More 

Thank ChinaLake1
Monument, Colorado
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Ok so my wife and I have been going to El Pollo Loco somewhere for 30 plus years off and on, but we had not been to one in 12 years or so. The place was clean and the food was good and for the most part fresh. Price for what you got was fair. The staff was friendly and... More 

Thank Marine-0311-Grunt
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Went here twice in two days, getting delicious chicken breasts and very tasty chocolate churros. The salsa bar was well stocked with house-made salsa (my favorite), chopped onions, cilantro, lemon wedges, etc. We ate outside to enjoy the sun and escape the loud music.

Thank TehachapiWarren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Lenwood Rd, Barstow, CA 92311-9589
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Barstow
  • Phone Number: +1 760-253-5222

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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?