El Pollo Loco Gluten Free Menu

El Pollo Loco has grown to become one of the most loved restaurant chains in the country for their signature fire-grilled chicken. Unlike other fast food chicken chains however, this chain has made a significant effort to cater to dieters which means eating gluten free at El Pollo Loco is a walk in the park! 

According to their gluten free menu, there are 35 gluten free options at El Pollo Loco to choose from. Luckily, their famous fire-grilled chicken is gluten free and can be enjoyed in a variety of options such as the Original Pollo Bowl, Double Chicken Bowl or the Grande Avocado Chicken Bowl. These contain rice, beans and veggies that are all prepared with gluten-free ingredients according to their Gluten Free menu. 

If a bowl doesn’t appeal to you, go for their Bone-In Chicken (breast, wing or thigh) and pair it with one of their tasty sauces for even more flavor! Some of their more popular sauces include the Avocado Salsa, Pico de Gallo and Salsa Roja. If you’re craving tacos but can’t find a gluten free option, you’re in luck as El Pollo Loco has a gluten free Corn Tortilla option for delicious Chicken Tacos al Carbon. 

Eating gluten free at El Pollo Loco is easy when you have so many sides to choose from. At other restaurants your gluten free sides might be limited to a side salad and fries but El Pollo Loco has 10 gluten free options to accompany their signature chicken; so go crazy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, according to their gluten free menu the rice at El Pollo Loco is gluten free. However, they admit they don't use dedicated chopping boards, fryers or food contact surfaces so there is a possibility for cross contamination.
Yes they do! You can find El Pollo Loco gluten free menu here.
No unfortunately the Tamales at El Pollo Loco are not gluten free according to their most recent gluten free menu (12/28/20).
Yes, the Tortilla Chips on the starters menu are gluten free according to the restaurant.
The chicken at El Pollo Loco does not contain wheat gluten-containing ingredients, however there is a posssibility for cross contamination as it is prepared on a shared surface with gluten containing ingredients. Depending on your level of gluten sensitivity this may pose a problem.
No, the churros at El Pollo Loco are prepared with wheat gluten containing ingredients are not listed on the gluten free menu.
Unfortunately the crunch tacos are not a gluten free option as the shells contain wheat gluten. However, the Chicken Taco al Carbon is listed on the gluten free menu and could be a good substitute.
No they are not. The enchiladas are not on the El Pollo Loco gluten free menu so they most likely contain wheat gluten.
Yes they are however the gravy is not gluten free so make sure to order it without the gravy.