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Pollo Tropical

5780 S. University Dr. Send to Phone
954-200-7999 | Menu
The Cuban KFC, where the birds are marinated and grilled instead of fried.

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Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
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Pollo Tropical Restaurant Review

: Consistently tasty fare---that is, yes, fast food, but with a solid regional slant---makes this chain Miami’s answer to KFC, Cuban-style. Pollo Tropical's chicken parts are grilled skin-on, for superior flavor, leaving decisions regarding removing the fatty bits where they belong---with consumers. You can also choose from flame-grilled ribs, mojo-marinated roast pork topped with sautéed onions, and white cheese-stuffed fried yuca poppers with creamy cilantro-garlic sauce. A wide range of dipping sauces and sides (some low-fat, but not low in flavor) insure that diners are never bored.



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