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“Traveling Salesman”

Casa del Pollo Asado
Ranked #114 of 188 Restaurants in Elgin
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Gurnee, Illinois
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140 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Traveling Salesman”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

If this small diner was in a touristy location the line would be out the door for the chicken. Then there's the salsas, rice and beans which were all fantastic! If your close it's a must stop! The menu is limited but the chicken is worth it.

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Elgin, Illinois USA
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211 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great chicken, good salsas, very reasonable prices, but the beans are the real surprise star!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

I expected the chicken to be good (like Pollo Loco in California) but this is much better. The salsa selection is good. The real standout here were the beans. It sounds ludicrous that simple old beans could be such a big deal, but you really must try them to believe them. They are extremely flavorful olla style beans (not mashed re-fried style). The portions are immense and the value is excellent. The interior is quirky but serviceable.

  • Visited October 2013
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Huntley, Illinois
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Grilled Chicken!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

I compare the chick to El Pollo Loco chain out West, but much better! We usually order the 12 pc. meal which includes 3 sides and tortillas. Chicken is always juicy and tasty. The grilled onions and jalepenos that come with it are very good. I have not tried anything else on the menue except the rice and beans as sides. Very consisten great food. I see many people doing the carry out also.

  • Visited September 2013
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Elgin, Illinois
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330 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious hole in the wall - order the roasted chicken and guac”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Honestly, I sort of avoided the place thinking it was a dive. But I was wrong and judging it from the surrounding area. The food was delicious. I recommend the beans (not vegetarian), guacamole and mashed potatoes. The roasted chicken (pollo asado) was juicy and good. I will consider taking out from here the next time I am in the mood for some chicken.

  • Visited May 2013
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