Jun 5, 2013

News: El Pollo Loco Brings Back Carnitas

El Pollo Loco is once again offering Pork Carnitas for a limited time. The meat is slowly braised and is available in a taco, burrito, or stuffed quesadilla.

The Pork Carnitas Taco comes with carnitas, caramelized onions, tomatillo verde (green) salsa, cotija cheese, and cilantro folded in a corn tortilla.

The Pork Carnitas Burrito features the aforementioned meat, jack cheese, rice, pinto beans, chipotle cream, cabbage, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Finally, the Pork Carnitas Stuffed Quesadilla includes pork carnitas, jack cheese, tomatillo verde salsa, onion, cilantro, and avocado inside a hexagonally-folded flour tortilla that is then grilled.

Price starts at $2.49 for a single taco and goes up to around $6 for a burrito, varying with location.

El Pollo Loco is also currently offering a family-sized 3-Course Meal with a new Avocado Mexican Cobb Salad for $20. The meal comes with eight pieces of chicken, tortillas, two large sides, Mexican Cobb Salad, and churros for dessert. The salad features a lettuce blend, diced, fire-grilled chicken, bits of bacon, sliced avocado, shredded jack cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, and crunchy tortilla strips, with a creamy cilantro dressing on the side.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Pork Carnitas Taco - per taco (4.28 oz)
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 420mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 13g

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Pork Carnitas Burrito (16.45 oz)
Calories - 930 (from Fat - 430)
Fat - 47g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 1810mg
Carbs - 85g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 39g

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Pork Carnitas Quesadilla (13.2 oz)
Calories - 980 (from Fat - 570)
Fat - 63g (Saturated Fat - 25g)
Sodium - 1730mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 46g

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Avocado Mexican Cobb Salad w/o dressing (14.5 oz)
Calories - 450 (from Fat - 210)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 750mg
Carbs - 43g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 19g


  1. El Pollo Loco does chicken well, but not pork.

  2. GarveyCeyRusellLopesFriday, June 07, 2013

    this was a little better than ok when i tried their wet burrito.

    problem is the price. only acceptable with the coupons they send, and for some reason they dont send them to me anymore

  3. I have the same problem with Carl's Jr., I'm within walking distance, but I don't get their coupons in the mail anymore!


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