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“Worth a detour for takeout”
Review of El Pollo Rey

El Pollo Rey
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Ranked #34 of 88 Restaurants in Seaside
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Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Not much from outside, but great grilled chicken. We stop by every year on way to Monterey. Never disappointed for dinner. Beans— charro style

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank BonnieBellBottims
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

Hidden gem as others have mentioned, though off the beaten path places are usually the best. This was no exception. Not a very extensive menu, but you come here for the chicken which they've obviously mastered. Was some of the best chicken we've ever had. Came with sides & tortillas as well. All for only around $20. Definitely worth driving a bit out of the way if staying in Monterey.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019

Found this place and its a hidden Gem. Located off a main street in Seaside this place serves up chicken by the 1/4 half and full with the fixings on the side to make your own tacos. They also sell burritos tacos and quesadillas with chicken or carne asada. We got the half chicken and a carne asada burrito and they were both so tasty. The chicken is juicy and the rice and frijoles charros are perfect to pair with. The carne asada was cooked fresh for the burrito and you could tell. They even gave my soon a mini been rice and cheese burrito without us even asking for it. I still havent been able to stop talking about this place weeks after we stopped by on our vacation

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Dooz85
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Not in a scenic part of town, or much ambiance inside, but this hole in the wall has great roast chicken. You see them in grill right in front of you. Staff were so friendly & had us wait 7 minutes for fresh grill. Very thoughtful. We had half chicken & two sides plus tortillas & salsa. Loved their pickled onions! About $15 including drinks We rode our bikes & there is even bike trail up Broadway. I’d definitely stop by & grab chicken for dinner some time

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 928BonnieC
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful hidden gem in Seaside. Two people can eat very well for about $20 which includes chicken, rice, beans, chips, salsa, and tortillas. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something new to try and/or enjoy chicken or Mexican food in general.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank roxyd554
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