Pollo Tropical has the requisite selection of burritos and quesadillas you would expect to find in a strip-mall Mexican restaurant, but there’s much more. Peruvian-style charcoal-grilled chicken is the specialty of the house, and it’s more than worth a drive down Dorchester Road to discover. Its crispy, slightly charred skin and juicy meat pairs perfectly with the orange, pepper-laden sauce that comes on the side. Fish and big racks of pork ribs get the same char-grilled treatment, and a small selection of Colombian food like cheese-topped arepas, empanadas, and fried plantains round out a selection that’s a far cry from your typical Tex-Mex fare. —Robert Moss Dish (Summer 2013)
Cripsy char-grilled chickens, great beans and rice, and a hole-in-the-wall setting.
Features: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Lunch and Dinner (daily)
Daily: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.