From the very beginning, we've always had an appreciation for Latin food and our roots. We started with a tiny restaurant and a prized recipe for chicken passed down from generation to generation. Hundreds of restaurants later, our passion remains the same: to serve the best meals possible to family and friends. That's what sets us apart from other restaurants. We aren't afraid to take the extra time to make sure our chicken is grilled perfectly, our ingredients are always fresh and our service is always friendly and inviting. Our family wouldn't have it any other way.
We're not your typical Latin restaurant. Everything on our menu is a modern twist on Latin American favorites. Here, spice and seasonings are tasted throughout our chicken, not just on the outside. We don't just serve sodas and tea, we serve Horchata, Jamaica and Tamarindo. Our sides are prepared in the kitchen, not a factory. And warm, delicious food is brought directly to your table and served with real plates and silverware. It's care and craft you can taste in every bite.
Hand-breaded Crispy or Peruvian Grilled, we always start with fresh 100% hormone-free chicken. Every piece of our famous crispy chicken is seasoned and prepared by hand for a golden, crispy, one-of-a-kind texture and taste. We're also fortunate to have the world's best recipe for grilled chicken, marinated to the bone and seasoned with a savory blend of citrus and Peruvian herbs.
We opened the very first Pollo Campero in 1971 in Guatemala. It was, and still is, a family business - started by the Gutierrez family with one desire - to serve the best tasting chicken possible. To this day, Juan Jose Gutierrez, remains personally involved in ensuring our chicken is always fresh and flavorful, and the experience is always unforgettable.
In 2002, when we opened our first US Pollo Campero in Los Angeles, there were lines of people around the store, ready to enjoy the Latin sensation. Today, we have more than 55 U.S. locations across the U.S. And there's more than 300 Pollo Campero restaurants around the world from Costa Rica to Bahrain.
We may be the world's largest Latin chicken chain but our original recipes are still served at every location. Family rules.
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