El Pollo Loco is a casual-dining restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican-style chicken. Think of “Los Pollos Hermanos” from Breaking Bad, but without the element of crime! Now, as it’s a restaurant that mostly sells chicken, you’re probably wondering how to order vegetarian food at El Pollo Loco—is it even possible?
The good news is that yes, it is possible to find vegetarian options at El Pollo Loco. In fact, there are 23 vegetarian items at El Pollo Loco. Of course, it stands to reason that the majority of these are sides and extras.
Order a rice and bean cup, cauliflower rice, regular rice, a range of beans and veggies, or even macaroni cheese to build a tasty meal out of just side dishes. You could then build your own tacos by also ordering plain tortillas, tortilla chips, guacs and salsas.
But you aren’t stuck with sides if you’re a vegetarian at El Pollo Loco. The menu also features two chickenless pollo burritos, one vegetarian and one vegan, meaning you can have a satisfying Mexican meal without the meat.
Alternatively, if you opt for a chicken bowl without the chicken, you can still have a hearty and tasty vegetarian meal. Enjoy it!