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Friday, October 10, 2014

Pollo Tropical - New Restaurant Review in Frisco, TX

Another exciting local #DFW food outing, documented and written by my sidekick, guest writer, Erica R. 

A few Friday's ago, we had a busy day and were starving for a late lunch. Lucky for us, Pollo Tropical had its Grand Opening that day! I’ve been excited to try this place, as they offer “a uniquely tropical twist on fresh, healthy, hand prepared food.”

Before we ate, we had a little fun at the Grand Opening Events outside. The girls spun a prize wheel and we had fun in the photo booth while listening to steel drum music to set the tropical mood.

They chose paper fans – it’s hot outside!

“Momma, it sounds like the jungle out here!”

Then we ventured inside to try our lunch. The girls chose their Kids Meals; one chose the Mac ‘N Cheese Bowl, the other chose the Rice Bowl with Beans & Chicken.  She got to choose from white, brown or yellow rice and black or red beans. 

They have a long list of signature sauces that you could choose with the any meal as well (she chose none, oh well!). The Kid’s Meals come with a drink and a guava bar for dessert.

They were so hungry they didn’t want to sit still for a picture! There is a lot of food in those bowls!

I ordered Calypso Beef and Yuca with garlic sauce. Pollo Tropical’s Menu describes the Calypso Beef as “Tender prime rib strips with a hint of light beef gravy, then topped with our Calypso Pickled Red Onions” and the Yuca as “boiled Yuca with zesty garlic sauce”. 

My lunch was so good! 

The beef was very tender and had just the right amount of flavor for me. I have never had yucca before; I decided to try something new. I’ll admit it, I wasn’t a fan the first bite. But once I poured the garlic sauce on, it was delicious! It sort of tasted like a potato.


Remember the guava bar that came with the kid’s meals? The girls had no interest in them, so of course I had to try it. It also did not disappoint, light & fluffy & sweet but not too sweet.

Just right.

Dessert anyone?

We really enjoyed our lunch at Pollo Tropical and will definitely be back. 

They have opened 2 locations in Frisco. We experienced the one at 9055 John Hickman Parkway, and the second location is at 11440 N. Dallas Pkwy.

Join their email club, Pollo Rewards, and you will get a coupon for Buy One Get One Free ½ chicken with 2 sides to use on your next visit!

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1 comment :

  1. yay Erica ! Glad you tried it ! Denton has one opening soon...and hey...the mac n cheese looked tasty too ! ��


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