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34620 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92211-6010
+1 760-328-5135
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10:00 - 22:00
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The Villages, Florida
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We moved away from California almost 7 years ago and I had forgotten how good the food is at El Pollo Loco. This location was busy, especially the drive through, but we didn't have to wait long inside for our Ultimate Chicken Tostada Salads. They were full of fresh ingredients, their delicious chicken, and came with a yummy avocado dressing... More 

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Indio, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We haven't eaten at a El Pollo Loco for a long time due to a bad experience at a different location several years ago, I am so glad we gave it another try! I had the extra chicken salad and my husband had a chicken bowl. Both were delicious and so fresh. The manager and cashier were both friendly and... More 

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Parkville
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I buy the Double Chicken Avocado Salad almost every day at a very reasonable cost of $6.50. This salad is huge. I usually can only eat half and save the other half for another meal. So why is this salad so good. Well I'd like to say its the cut up chicken breast which is Mexican style cooked. Whst that... More 

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Thank Anita P
Moses Lake, Washington
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

hard to beat fast food chicken. always fresh and hot. order chicken with rice and beans with torts and you are ready to go. don't forget to load up with salsa

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Thank tholiday926
Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

When travelling and trying to keep calories down, this is a great place. Always fresh, lots of veggies and really tasty food. The staff are very pleasant and clean. When in The desert area, we eat here at least two times a week for either lunch or dinner.

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Thank 1260JJ
Detroit, Michigan
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I love their chicken and their side dishes. One of my favorite grilled chicken restaurants. Will return when I'm on the west coast again.

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Thank 7808BillyD
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

What to say about their food. I love their chicken and their burritos. Nice place and sometimes, it can be crowded. Nice and friendly people.

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Thank marc j
Cathedral City, California
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

This location in the Target shopping center is a great location. The one on Date Palm in Cathedral City does not have the same quality of food. I will not go back to the Cathedral City location.

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Thank Ronald B
South America
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Everything is made fresh, excellent salsa bar wide choices on the theme of bbq chicken and shrimp. Great place for quick lunch.

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Thank utahluke
Sherrard, Illinois
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

First time to Palm desert and to this taco place but I loved it so much. Everything was so fresh and they have a fresh bar where you get to put in cups all the fresh sauces you want. Hard shelled tacos were made fresh and chicken very tender. We don't have places like this for tacos in Illinois!

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Thank Susan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34620 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92211-6010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-328-5135

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