El Pollo Loco is a popular fast-casual chain specializing in Mexican-style grilled chicken. They have more than 400 restaurants around the country and are known for their fire-grilling techniques, friendly service and bright, fresh food but are there also keto-friendly options at El Pollo Loco that low carb dieters can enjoy?
We analyzed the available nutrition information online and found there are 31 keto options at El Pollo Loco depending on your carb allowance. Like most Mexican restaurants, the tacos and burritos will be mostly off-limits due to the high carbs in the tortillas. One Taco al Carbon contains 17g of total carbs so indulge at your own risk!
Instead we recommend ordering their delicious fire-grilled chicken which has 0 carbs and is the most keto friendly option at El Pollo Loco. This can be paired with a low carb starter or sides such as the Guacamole or Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Some other keto food at El Pollo Loco includes the Chicken Pozole which contains only 11g of carbs or the Pollo Fit Bowls which are a bit heavier on the carbs at 15-17g of carbs. There are 5 keto salsa options at El Pollo Loco so you can amp up the flavor without increasing the carb count!